histoire de l’Huile d’Olive d’Espagne

The history of Olive Oil (II)

In the first part of our series, we took a look at Ancient Greece. The history of Olive Oil continues with the Roman Empire, where this foodstuff enjoyed great importance. Spain, which at the time was known as Hispania, was one of the empire’s most prosperous provinces.

Olive Oil, a treasure that dates back to ancient Greece

Although more than 260 varieties of olives are grown in Spain, and it seems that olive oil has been with us since the beginning of time, the truth is that the history of olive oil began far away from us, in the Middle East. It began to be produced and consumed throughout the Mediterranean Basin thousands of years ago.