Olive Oil and its Many Packaging Options
Most certainly you have found yourself on an aisle at the supermarket ready to buy olive oil, but being confused by all the different types of packaging. Some olive oil is sold in plastic bottles, some in tin cans, and some in glass bottles. But this is not all! There are different glass options as well – transparent glass, green glass or brown glass. Is this all random or is there an explanation to all these packaging methods?
Let’s take them one by one:
• Plastic bottles – the olive oil you will find in plastic bottles is usually refined and...
Infused Olive Oil – The New Must-have in All the Kitchens
If you are passionate about delicious cuisines and a healthy life style at the same time, then one thing that is never missing from your kitchen is the olive oil. Because of its versatility and health benefits, olive oil has become one of the most popular ingredients all over the world. And just when we thought that olive oil could not get any more popular, flavoured olive oil happened!
Lemon infused and orange infused olive oil is everything everyone is talking about these days. This “super oil” is made by pressing the whole of the lemon or orange...
The Carob Tree and Its Surprising Particularities
The carob tree has its origins in the eastern Mediterranean region and it is nowadays growing in similar climates, especially in areas where citrus trees would grow. The most prominent countries in carob production are Portugal, Italy, Morocco, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Even though for a while the carob tree seems to have been forgotten, in the last decades people have turned to it for its health benefits and chocolate-like taste.
In ancient times the carob was very popular, especially for one reason – but it is not what you would think. Before weighing devices were invented, merchants used the carob...
7 Main Benefits of the Carob Honey
The popularity of carob honey is increasing, as more and more people are learning about its benefits. The honey comes from the nectar of the carob tree flowers, but also, some beekeepers believe, from the honeydew found on the fruit pods of the carob tree.
There are separate male and female carob trees, and they are not able to self-pollinate. However, both male and female trees produce flowers rich in nectar, thus attracting bees and other insects.
The carob honey is of the mono-floral type, with a rich taste and a golden amber color. Like all raw honey, it provides significantly...
Five Amazing Facts about the Olive Tree
The olive tree is a plant with a rich and ancient history, and nowadays everybody is aware of how healthy olive oil is and we all know how delicious olives can be. However, even though it has been around for thousands of years, there are still some facts about the olive tree that might surprise you.
Did you know that?
• The oldest olive tree is more than 2000 years old – olive trees have an average life span between 400 and 600 years. The Olive tree of Vouves in Crete, Greece is believed to be the oldest one in...