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Olive oil from 1,800 years old tree in Teos

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Olive oil from 1,800 years old tree in Teos

A very special sale took place in Teos on the Turkish Aegean, where half a liter of oil of an olive tree was sold for 5.100, - €.

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Half a liter of olive oil produced from the olives of an 1800-year-old olive tree in the ancient city of Teos in the district of Seferihisar in Izmir was sold to consumers for 22,000 Turkish lira (5,084 euros).

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The buyer Şah Tuğrul said that with the purchase he wanted to support the work to protect the old olive trees and therefore accepted the price.

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The auction sold a total of 137 liters of olive oil for 49,200 Turkish Lira.

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The oil had been extracted from the 200 trees in Seferihisar, which are more than 500 years old.

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According to the mayor´s office of the town of Seferihisar, the oil was extracted using traditional methods.

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The olive growing in the Aegean region from Ayvalik to Kusadasi looks back on a long history. Since ancient times, olive trees have been planted there.

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The extracted olive oil is exported from there to the whole world and enjoys growing popularity.

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