Segment 1. Introduction to the World of Olive oil (16 minutes)
To understand its history is the first step to understand olive oil. This segment touches upon the historic and cultural importance of the olive tree and olive oil in Spain and around the Mediterranean. It also provides some basic descriptions of different olive oil grades (virgin, extra virgin and refined) and discusses the presence of olive oil polyphenols.
Q&A: During the Q&A commentary on this segment, the hosts identify some of the other major producing countries, and provide an explanation of the differences between virgin olives and non-virgin olive oils, including olive oil and light tasting olive oils.