the bottom of a clear bottle of olive oil on a wooden tablel, with a sea view beyond it

Extra virgin olive oil is a tasty, historic, varied, versatile, stable, nutritious fruit juice. Olive trees offer a natural variety of flavors of oil that have appeared in international cuisine since ancient times. The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in olive oil offer health benefits that have been examined in thousands of scientific studies.

closeup of a branch with several green olives and bits of other trees in the olive grove in the background

The olive tree has a unique identity and a long, productive life, especially in the Mediterranean region, where it is an integral part of the cuisine, culture, and history. How long does it live? How many olives make one kilogram of olive oil? Some of these olive tree statistics from the Great Extra Virgin Olive Oil website may surprise you.