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    Mediterranean land of olives

    For thousands of years, man has produced oil from olives of the Mediterranean land. Only oil made from olives harvested by hand and cold pressed quickly, with mechanical crushers, and that is qualitatively good, can be called "extra virgin olive oil". If this ancient practice is not respected, the oil can not be called "extra virgin". Unfortunately, many oil "extra virgin" are not really such because often the olives come from long distances and they are pressed many many days after. I photographed the olive harvest in a small olive grove. The olives are detached from the tree by hand; the olives fall on blankets laid out on the floor and, immediately after, they are bring to a crusher where they are pressed. I was in the Italian region called Abruzzo and that persons are the owner of the olive grove and some friends of him. He told me that this year the olives are of good quality and the oil will be at the same level of it.
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