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Cretan diet, a proper meal

To date, Cretan diet remains standard, has been officially recognized as a Mediterranean diet, a concept linked with longevity and positive thinking. Cretan meal is remarkable for the variety of colors and fragrances. All dishes are concentrated in complete lineup, maintaining the importance of the Cretan hospitality. Recipes past down from generation to generation, lovingly…
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The history of olive tree and olive oil

The olive tree reached ancient Greece in the Bronze Age, setting its roots at an ideal setting, perfect for the world’s finest crop of olives. Ancient Greeks used olives as their main source of fat instead of animal fat because they thought it was unhealthy, since the barbarians ate that way. For the production of…
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Olives collection procedure

The olive harvest usually starts in mid to late October and can continue into the new year. A large amount of harvest is still done by hand and relies on nets placed on the ground to catch fruit that has been pulled, raked, shaken or beaten off the trees. To assist hand harvest, devices such…
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Olive oil producing countries

The production of olive oil as productivity per area has variations depending on the olive season. In the global olive oil production map, first in producing continent is Europe with production reaching 84%, second is Africa with a rate 9%, third is Asia with a rate 6% and last is America with 2%. At European…
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Storing Olive Oil

Fresh extra virgin olive oil delivers a wonderful flavor and legendary health benefits. To ensure that your olive oil maintains optimum freshness and flavor, there are a few things you can do to store it properly. Avoid Heat, Light, and Air When olive oil is exposed to heat, light, and air the valuable nutrients in…
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Nutrient composition of extra virgin olive oil

Extra virgin olive oil is fairly nutritious. It contains modest amounts of Vitamins E and K and plenty of beneficial fatty acids. This is the nutrient content of 100 grams of olive oil: Saturated Fat: 13.8% Monounsaturated Fat: 73% Omega-6: 9.7% Omega-3: 0.76% Vitamin E: 72% of the RDA Vitamin K: 75% of the RDA…
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Extra virgin olive oil against cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke) are the most common causes of death in the world. Many observational studies show that death from these diseases is low in certain areas of the world, especially the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. This observation originally spurred interest in the Mediterranean Diet, which is supposed to mimic the…
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Olive oil production process

The basic steps in making olive oil are always the same and no matter what kind of equipment is used. Look at the steps of olive oil production process. Cleaning the olives: The first step in the oil extraction process is cleaning the olives and removing the stems, leaves, twigs, and other debris left with…
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Honey and cinnamon against cold

A mixture of honey and cinnamon for cold or the flu has been used for generations and it is often called a cure for cold. It has been shown to reduce the length of a cold by at least 2 days and it also reduces the severity of symptoms. Honey has antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial…
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What is Xylella fastidiosa?

Xylella fastidiosa is one of the most dangerous plant bacteria worldwide, causing a variety of diseases, with huge economic impact for agriculture. It was reported for the first time in the Union territory by the Italian Authorities in October 2013, in the region of Apulia, affecting mainly olive groves. Based on official survey activities, the…
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