THE HISTORY OF THE OLIVE TREE
The history of Olive trees and Olive Oil are ages-old. The Olive tree reflects thousands of years of Greek history and tradition. According to Mythology, Goddess Athina gave the Ancient Greeks two presents. She offered them wisdom and the olive tree as a source of wealth. The history of the olive tree dates back to the Prehistoric Times, reference is made to it on 4,000-year-old 3-legged clay Pots. The winners of the Olympic Games were awarded as a prize a wreath made of wild olive tree branches.
For the Greeks, the olive tree was always associated with social and economic life. It was closely related with culture, art, poetry, habits, tradition, religion. It was connected with life and death. It was considered a sacred tree and specially protected. It symbolised Peace, Victory, Friendship among Nations and Wisdom.
Health & Nutritional Information
Olive oil brings so much delicious Mediterranean flavour to salads, fresh fish, poultry and vegetables. And if that were not enough, it is rich in Vitamin E and high grade monounsaturated fatty acids - so it promotes a healthy life.
Olive oil helps to lower cholesterol and to reduce the risk of heart disease. Comforting isn't it, to know that something you like is good for you!
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