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PostSubject: How do you make olive oil?   Tue May 22, 2012 10:18 am

Appologies if this topic already exists but unfortunately my mtel signal isnt being very co operative today. I just wondered does anyone know how to make olive oil or anything else i can make with olives that doesnt involve me eating them? We have just descovered that we have quitea lot of olive trees and neither my family or my neighbours eat them. But i dont want to waste them so all suggestions of what they can be used for will be gratefully recieved.

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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Tue May 22, 2012 1:18 pm

Do you have a 'press' (fruit press, as in wine and cider making)?
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Tue May 22, 2012 7:15 pm

no but as im planning on making cider i'm looking in to getting one.

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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Wed May 23, 2012 6:32 am

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no but as im planning on making cider i'm looking in to getting one.

Good ... you'll need it for the olives! g
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Wed May 23, 2012 2:30 pm

For best results just press it only the once.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Thu May 24, 2012 6:12 pm

brilliant thanks all. i'll give it a go H

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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Sat May 26, 2012 12:05 pm

As already said press it only once for best results.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Tue May 29, 2012 10:54 am

You can press it many times but its best only done once if you want authentic virgin olive oil. I was doing some research for someone and found this info which I think will be useful .

I knew I remembered reading something on cold-pressed olive oil and I just found it

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What should "
Cold-Pressed"
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When you go to the health food store and look in the oils section, you may see a lot of oils labeled as cold-pressed. But most, if not all, of those oils are not really cold-pressed. Cold-pressed should mean that the oil was extracted in such a way that it was not subjected to heat, and additionally, that heat was not generated in the process of the oil being extracted. If a little heat is generated, it should be below the temperature at which the value of the oil is destroyed. Genuinely cold pressed oils have all their nutritional value intact, including enzymes, Omega 3's and 6's, and other known and unknown factors. These oils must be refrigerated to preserve their freshness.

In practice, what does Cold-Pressed mean?

Most cold-pressed oils have been heat treated. Seeds that are going to be mechanically pressed are usually cooked first to increase their yield. This means they are heated to 248 F for up to two hours. This process cracks the seed, exposing the oils to air and light, which cause oxidation. The oil is then extracted by squeezing the cooked seeds with screw presses, which generated heat again (approximately 185 to 203 F). These oils are sold as unrefined, but, as you can see, they have gone through at least two heat processes, which destroyed their nutritional value. Such heated oils are detrimental to your health because most of their fatty acids have been converted from the natural cis fatty acid form (present in unheated oil) to trans fatty acids, which are toxic and have been implicated as a causative factor in heart disease and cancer.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:45 pm

olive oil making unfortunately had to stop. we made the first lot which went great but unfortunately when i went back outside to get more olives the horses had eaten them all. As the oil was to make their coats nice and shiny I guess they decided to cut out the middle man.

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PostSubject: Re: How do you make olive oil?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:32 pm

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olive oil making unfortunately had to stop. we made the first lot which went great but unfortunately when i went back outside to get more olives the horses had eaten them all. As the oil was to make their coats nice and shiny I guess they decided to cut out the middle man.

Guess there was no horsing around there than

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