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1. Olives are grown around the world, but where are they thought to have originated?
2. The flavour and colour of olive oil depend on the variety of olive used in its production.
3. After the olives have been picked and cleaned (which also removes any bits of tree that came along for the ride), extraction of the oil can begin. What is the first stage of this process?
4. Once the olives have been crushed, they are transferred to another container in which the stage of increasing droplet size occurs. What is the name of this process?
5. Now it's time to separate the oil from the mixture, which contains solid matter and water as well as the olive oil. What is the name for the piece of equipment traditionally used to do this?
6. The solid residue after olive oil has been extracted still contains some oil. This can be extracted by means of chemical processing, as is done for many other types of oil. According to the International Olive Council, can it then be bottled and sold for consumption?
7. Finally, we have arrived at the virgin olive oil! What does the tag 'virgin' tell you about the oil?
8. If I want to label my olive oil as extra-virgin, not just virgin, which of these criteria do I NOT need to meet when it is tested?
9. Sometimes the oil produced is not immediately suitable for culinary use, because it has a poor taste or aroma. It can, however, be treated to make it more palatable, and can then be sold. How will this oil be labeled when you see it on the shelf?
10. I've just spotted a bottle of Light Olive Oil in my Australian supermarket, and got all excited at the prospect of a low-calorie oil. Is it really a low-calorie alternative?
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