Golden Liguid, Percious liquid
The history of the olive tree is tight linked with the history of agriculture and more particularly that of the Mediterranean basin. In fact, it has been more than five thousand years since Man cultivating the olive tree and extracted its oil by pressure. The expansion of olive groves took place simultaneously with the establishment of civilization around the Mediterranean .For Numidia, Julius Caesar required in a decree discharging an annual quantity of three million liters of oil as levied tax. According to the in order to help the settlement of nomads , which permitted guarantee the bulk of olive oil supply to the roman empire the longevity of this tree, the care it require, and the quantity of its production confer on the status of golden liquid
Some Tunisians continue to produce their own olive oil from their plantations after processing the olives in the modern or sometimes even traditional presses. For those who do not have any olive groves, oil is provided by their family or its purchased in large quantities. Only the poorest continue to purchase in retail
The annual home conservation of olive oil is done either in a light-protected environment or in tanks dug in the ground, or jars in terracotta, or the carboys glass maintained in wire baskets upholstered or on upholstered with straw called “dames-jeannes” or also in metal cans. In the case, oil remains beyond its year production; it will be purified from the blackish deposit which it could have accumulated.