Olive oil comes from the Olea Europaea tree. This tree is found, mostly, in the Mediterranean basin, Asia and Africa. It grows approximately 26 – 49 feet tall, has a twisted trunk, small white flowers, and silvery-green, oblong-shaped leaves. It has a sturdy and extensive root system.
There are various companies in London where you can buy virgin olive oil. Olive trees are very strong, drought, disease, and fire-resistant. They can live for a very long time.
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The older the olive tree, the more wrinkles or twisting their stems emerge. Olives grown around the Mediterranean basin is said to be centuries years!
This tree produces round to oval-shaped fruit, called olives. Olives have a sweet fleshy outer layer and in small grains. They grow slowly and are harvested when they change the color of greenish-purple. They have, naturally, bitter taste. Olives grow well in hot weather. If the temperature drops below 14 degrees Fahrenheit may injure the olive tree.
Olive oil pressed from olives. It is used worldwide. There are different grades of olive oil: extra virgin, virgin, pure, pomace, and lite.
Their color varies, for processing. Color can vary from dark green too, lighter, yellowish-red. quality of higher olive oil has a strong dark greenish color, found in extra virgin kind. If the extra virgin olive oil shows a lighter, yellowish color, it may be pressed from olives of inferior quality.