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Why the production of Cretan extra virgin olive oil in Chania is different

The extra virgin olive oil production in Chania follows the traditional Cretan way of producing olive oil. In Crete, tradition plays a large role in producing one of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world. But for Chania olive oil, there’s more than a rich tradition. In addition to the natural way the olives …

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Quick and healthy recipes with raw Cretan olive oil

The recipes that use raw olive oil in the Cretan diet are basically kinds of salad, or generally side dishes, that are quick to prepare, but also very healthy. All the ingredients in these excellent dishes are fresh. All of these ingredients grow naturally in Crete, too. The Cretan cuisine has olive oil in its centre. And the recipes that use raw …

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History of the Cretan olive oil: From the Minoan diet to today’s Crete

The history of the Cretan olive oil dates back to Minoan Crete. If there is something constant in the turbulent and complicated history of Crete, this is the timeless love of the Cretan people for olive oil. It is not a secret that Crete was the first European soil in history that olive trees were grown systematically, and …

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The characteristic taste of the Cretan olive oil has everything to do with the Cretan olives

The Cretan olives are at the heart of the especial taste of the Cretan olive oil. The variety of olives used, and the way they are cultivated, are both crucial in order to produce an extra virgin olive oil of the highest quality, like the one in Crete. In this article we are going to look …

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How the climate and the nature of Chania help make one of the best quality extra virgin olive oils in Greece

The climate and the nature of Chania are very important for the quality of the local extra virgin olive oil, one of the best in Greece. There are many factors that contribute to the uniqueness of the climate and the nature of Chania, but the final result is a climate and a natural landscape that are very helpful for …

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The health advantages of Cretan extra virgin olive oil

The advantages of Cretan extra virgin olive oil for a healthy, balanced diet are tremendous. Extra virgin olive oil is one of the best foods to include in your everyday diet in order to improve your health and longevity for you and the people you care (and prepare food) for. Let’s explore together the most important health …

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Why Cretan olive oil is the No.1 reason for longevity in Crete

Longevity in Crete has to do with the Cretan olive oil, as the basis of a healthy diet, namely the known Cretan diet. Longevity of the Cretan people, according to scientists, is a global phenomenon that has long been the subject of numerous studies over the years. And all of these studies and research has concluded …

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