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Olive Oil
Cyprus is particularly renowned for its high quality olive oils. With groves aplenty, its oils are already recognised as top quality premium products, celebrated amongst foodies and chefs for their superior flavour, thanks to the country's unique climate and superior soils. Cypriot black and green olives, from native Cyprus olive trees, have a reputation for being among the finest in the world.

The olive tree co-existed with the inhabitants of Cyprus from the Neolithic period (6th millennium BC) to the present day.

The cultivation of the olive tree began during the 2nd millennium BC but the earliest evidence of production of olive oil on the island goes back to the end of the 13th century BC, the period to which the oldest olive presses that have been discovered in settlements and temples date back.

Cypriot olive plantations currently occupy 13,000ha and the number of trees exceeds 3,000,000. It is estimated that Cyprus produces from 7,000 to 12,000 tons of olive oil per year.

Companies producing olive oil in Cyprus are under particular supervision and control of specialized international companies and institutes issuing quality certificates, which guarantees the highest standards of Cypriot products. Cypriot extra virgin olive oil is well known for having a magnificent gold colour, influenced by the perfect climatic and soil conditions of Cyprus. In the past decade an increasing number of Cypriot olive oil manufacturers have been producing organic olive oil and promoting it with fascinating branding, expanding the already great variety of Cypriot olive oil.
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