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The Miracles Olive Oil Brings To Everyone

The Mediterranean olive dates back 6000 years and was native to Iran, Syria and Palestine and then from there, it spread to the Mediterranean basin. According to the Bible, an olive leaf was that which a dove brought back to Noah, as an indication the great flood waters were abating while, for a fact, it is also one of the earliest known cultivated trees.

In a sunny position and climate is where the olive tree thrives best but it also suits well in a rocky subsoil. For its durability, olive wood is valuable and is crafted into many items such as gourmet cooking utensils. It is reported that the olive trees on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, are over 2000 years old, which means that the olive tree lives very long even though it experiences a slow growth. Since olive leaves are silver gray-green, and possesses the health qualities of “olive leaf extract” which is pressed from them, it is commonly believed the Bible passage of “the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine,” refers to the olive tree. Oleuropein is a bitter substance extracted from olive leaves, which is also reported by researchers in the 1960’s to lower blood pressure in animals, which is then causing immediate medicinal interest in the olive leaf.

The olive is believed to be a source of wealth for the Minoan Kingdom and Egyptian tombs dating back as far as 2000 BC have been proven to contain olives. Many religions and cultures, such as the case wherein the Greeks spread the usage of olives to the Romans who, in turn, spread it across their vast empire, is advocating the use of olive oil. The early Greek Kings were anointed with olive oil and is also being used to anoint winning Olympic athletes which only means that across many cultures, olive oil is recognized for healthy benefits for both the inner and outward body.
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In the human body, olive oil also helps to assimilate vitamins A, D and K which then lead to the conclusion by some research indicating that extra-virgin olive oil is the most digestible of the edible fats. The slowing down of the aging process and helping liver, bile, and intestinal functions are some of the benefits that is included in consuming olive oil. Cold pressed olive oil which destroy vital nutrients, is a pressing process requiring no heat or chemicals. The best to use for cooking a healthy cuisine is generally this olive oil since this olive oil oil is valued for its culinary attributes and organoleptic virtues, these being: flavor, bouquet or aroma, and color.Interesting Research on Oils – What You Didn’t Know

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