Seeking the secrets of the immortal tree that seduces the world

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Olive Odyssey traces the journey of Julie and Colin, which, sailing from Spain to the Middle East, had to deal with strong winds, relentless waves, and a baby who would not sleep, all of it with the desire of discovering the ancient history of the olive tree. In this adventure, the Angus family collected samples of centennial trees to determine, through its DNA, where the first olive tree originated and carried out the route of the Phoenicians who ate the first olive of the world. They also discovered why olive oil became such an important product for the great civilizations, witnessed the olive harvest in Greece and visited the world’s oldest olive tree, reveling in this journey with local dishes dressed with olive juice.

“In a previous trip to Syria, we visited the olive farm of my family and there I had the opportunity to try a different olive oil. It was light, fruity and of first pressing; a world apart from what I was used to buy in supermarkets. ”

Julie Angus told Mercacei Magazine the reason that led her and her family on this journey full of curiosities and where she found that olive oil has an important role in history, as it was not only a livelihood, but represented an abundant and widely used product in the Phoenician, Greek and Roman times.

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