Dehesa Andaluza Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra ECOLÓGICO
DEHESA ANDALUZA · Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra ECOLÓGICO
DEHESA ANDALUZA · Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra ECOLÓGICO

It is known uses of the olive tree in the Upper Paleolithic (12,000 BC).

It is suspected that the first plantings were made in the vast area from Syria to Canaan (from the V millennium BC until the beginning of the III millennium BC).

In Egypt, where olive cultivation began around 2000 BC, began to use olive oil for cosmetic purposes. Inside the burial chambers are represented vases and amphorae with olive oil. Soon the use of olive oil spread to the Mediterranean, being an integral part of the trilogy: bread, wine, oil.

Olive oil production did not reach Greeks until the middle of the second millennium BC. In the mythical origin of Athens, the olive plays a fundamental role, as tradition says that both Athena and Poseidon wanted to have under his protection the new city, and for this, Zeus gave a present to the Athenians, but they preferred the present from Athena, an olive tree sprout. In the days of the Greek colonial expansion, around the seventh century BC, the Greeks brought oil production to Italy.

That the Phoenicians, the great trading people of ancient Mediterranean,
brought olive cultivation to the southern coasts of the Iberian Peninsula,
present-day Andalusia, around the eleventh century BC. This land would
soon become the leading global producer of this gold liquid.

That the Andalusian dominance in the olive oil world production, comes from the time of the establishment of the Roman Empire and Hispania. In roman times, the Bética, roman province that basically coincides with the Andalusian region, was the main olive oil producing province during the centuries of splendor of the Roman Empire.

That at the time of Al-Andalus, Arab-dominated days, new varieties and improved farming techniques were introduced, both for growing and obtaining the olive oil.

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