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Nature’s Generosity

A single mature olive tree typically produces around 30 liters of olive oil each year, resulting in about 6 tins of Elanthy annually.

Interestingly, it takes about 5 kilograms of olives to produce just 1 liter of oil, showcasing the incredible transformation from fruit to liquid gold.

Longevity Legends

Olive trees are renowned for their remarkable lifespans. Some olive trees are believed to have lived for over 2,000 years, standing as living witnesses to history.

For example, the Olive Tree of Vouves, located in Crete, Greece, is estimated to be between 2,000 and 4,000 years old.

Slow and Steady Growers

Olive trees have a slow growth rate, taking up to 15 years to reach maturity and start bearing a substantial amount of fruit. Once mature, they can continue producing olives for centuries, making them one of the longest-living fruit trees!

Fruity, Not Nutty

Despite the name, olives are actually a type of fruit, not a nut. They grow on the tree and are harvested when they ripen, offering a burst of fruity flavor rather than a nutty crunch.

Ancient Origins

Olive trees are one of the oldest cultivated plants, with evidence of their domestication dating back over 6,000 years. They also hold cultural significance in numerous ancient civilizations.

Symbol of Peace

In ancient Greece, the olive branch was a sacred symbol of peace and wisdom. Victors in the Olympic Games even received an olive wreath as a prize.

- Live Longer with Elanthy -
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