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ORIGINS OF OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION IN SPAIN AND THE WORLD

The origins of olive oil in Spain dates back at least to the 1st century BC, under the rule of the Roman Empire. The true origin of this cultivation appears to be in Asia Minor, the Near East, and Syria, although traces have also been found in North Africa and Greece.   The origins of […]

Olive Oil in Al-Alandalus

Olive oil experienced a period of splendor during the time the Arabs remained in what was previously known as Hispania. The Islamic occupation of the Iberian Peninsula took place between 711 and 1492 AD. The Beginning of Al-Andalus Olive oil in times of Al-Andalus was key for many different reasons, from food to artifitial lightning. […]