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Olive oil helps get rid of many diseases, probably thats why the Greeks are famous for their good health :)
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Olive oil is divided into several varieties:
Extra virgin olive oil - the highest category, it is added in the Greek salad.
Fine virgin olive oil - oil first category, it is usually used to prepare vegetables.
You should pay attention on these varieties, they are produced without chemical extraction and quality is guaranteed.
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Olive oil production in Crete is engaged by large companies, and rural residents. In every village you can find the farm production, where you can buy, in addition to oil, soap from olive. It is believed that the oil and soap are the best souvenirs from Crete.
It is worth mentioning a unique place where the oil is produced by the monks - the monastery of Agia Triada, near the city of Chania. Near the monastery there is a small shop, where are various products from olives.
Best oil stored in a dark glass bottle. For transportation is suitable plastic bottle, but on arrival is required to pour the oil in a glass container.
When buying oil look at the date of manufacture. The freshest oil is the most tasty. The production date must not exceed 18 months.