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Olives and olive oil in the ancient times

Along with vines and cereals, olive was a part of mythical Greek triad of agriculture and food culture. During the colonisation of the new territories, which also included our coast, the Greeks planted the olives around the Mediterranean. 
The Illyrians took over the culture of growing olives and their provinces of Histria and Liburnia became famous for their olive oil of specific taste and scent. Ancient authors appreciated Liburnian oil for its exceptional quality.
 
Olive oil was used for various purposes: for cooking, lighting, coating the body of an athlete, treatments, massages, and beauty purposes. The olive also had symbolic value as it was a gift from the goddess Athena; therefore it represented wisdom and the holy peace. A wreath of olive twigs at the competitions symbolised strength and victory.
 
Olives were indispensable at Greek dining tables. They were served wizened, with a stalk of wild fennel or as a spread (previously pitted and milled). Hippocrates attested to their nutritive value and claimed that a man can survive on eating eight olives a day.
 
Adrijano Nikolić author: Apoxyomenos Gastronomic Story, Lidija Kosmos, BA History and Sociology
 
Mosaico extra virgin olive oil
Agricultural cooperatives Cres, Šetalište XX. travnja 62, 51557 Cres, T: +385 51 571 238,
poljoprivredna.zadruga@ri.t-com.hr, www.pz-cres.hr
 
Points of sale:
•Agricultural cooperatives Cres, Šetalište XX. travnja 62, 51557 Cres, T: +385 51 571 238,
poljoprivredna.zadruga@ri.t-com.hr, www.pz-cres.hr
•Maxi market Jadranka, Dražica 5, 51550 Mali Lošinj, T: +385 51 661 166

 
OLIVE WOOD PRODUCTS
Gulam Trade, Biskupija 9a, 51554 Nerezine, T: +385 99 214 0405, sonja.gulam©ri.t-com.hr 
 
Points of sale:
•Gulam Trade, Biskupija 9a, 51554 Nerezine, T: +385 99 214 0405, sonja.gulam©ri.t-com.hr
•Shop Svi gušti, Trg Studenac 7, 51554 Nerezine, T: +385 99 214 0405, sonja.gulam©ri.t-com.hr

 
Nevenka and Igor Zlatkov family farm, Filozići 9, 51557 Cres, T: +385 91 288 6144,
igorfilozici@gmail.com
 
Points of sale:
•Nevenka and Igor Zlatkov family farm, Filozići 9, 51557 Cres, T: +385 91 288 6144,
igorfilozici@gmail.com
•Viškovo Garden Centre, Viškovo bb, 51000 Rijeka, T: +385 98 424533; nmalbasa@inet.hr;
•Shop Lonci&Poklopci, Ilica 56, 10000 Zagreb, T: +385 99 200 2450, vecek@protrade.hr

 
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