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The Olive

The olive tree dates back to ancient times, mentioned in the Bible.

The olive tree, symbol of glory, abundance and peace, gave its leafy branches to crown the victory in friendly games and bloody war, the oil of its fruit has anointed the noblest of heads throughout history.

The olive trees were brought to America by Spanish and Portuguese explorers during the fifteenth and sixteenth century, however, was a Franciscan missionary who introduced the consumption of olives in California in the late eighteenth century.

Nowadays, most of the cultivation of olives for commercial purposes occurs in Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey.

The olives are cultivated for 8000 years. During wars, the ancient Greeks burned olive trees of enemies to kill them with hunger.

The olive fruit was in the bag when the Magi visited Jesus.

The olive oil was a product controlled by the American Mafia in the 20s.