Old as humans, sacred as ancient rites, so valuable that they were considered gods' gifts to humankind, the olive tree and olive oil appeared in the Mediterranean Basin and became dominant and permanent fixtures of its landscape. This course delves into history and culture of the olive tree and olive oil, while it emphasises their nutritional value.
You will also learn how olive oil has been a source of inspiration and how several artists used it in order to create works of art from ancient times till today. The content of this course presents the varieties and characteristics of olives and the various types of olive oil that are destined to be consumed and used in recipes based on Mediterranean diet.
Last but not least, this Olive Oil course at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens aims to define how important olive oil is, how it can benefit our daily diet and additionally how it can contribute to conserve a healthy lifestyle. All of the above will be analyzed further and in detail in this online course part of the Arts and Culture category.
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