Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 13, 2013
On April 13, 2013, Flavor Your Life releases a report titled The History of Olive Oil to bring awareness to the historical connotations olive oil has and the conclusive health benefits offered by it.
According to Flavor Your Life’s publication, The History of Olive Oil, olive oil has been a part of human diets for over 5,000 years. The origins of the olive plant have been traced back to the Caucasus area. The cultivation of the plant eventually spread into Egypt, and then eventually reached the islands of Cyprus, Rhodes, Crete, and even into mainland Greece.
Olive oil has been present throughout the history of mankind, and has been used in everything from food ingredients to sacred rituals. Olive oil was also used as a beauty product and to enrich food.
The History of Olive Oil goes on to mention how the cultivation of olive trees expanded largely under the Ancient Greeks. However, it was the Romans who attempted to grow the plant in every region they conquered. The Romans would go as far as to order people in certain conquered areas to pay taxes in the form of olive oil.
After the Romans fell, olive oil suffered a tremendous decline in production and use. It eventually resurfaced again in the 12th century, when oil became an important part of trade amongst different nations. In the 1950s, olive oil usage began spreading throughout the world again.
Today, Flavor Your Life continues to spread awareness of extra virgin olive oil and its benefits, and asks consumers to flavor their lives with Italian olive oil.
Flavor Your Life, a campaign supported by the European Union, Unaprol and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, is dedicated to providing the latest in industry news and health information about European extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil enhances the flavors of your recipes while providing health benefits. Flavor Your Life, the voice of extra virgin olive oil production quality control, aims to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions when purchasing extra virgin olive oil.