Tunisian Family Farm Produces High Quality Olive Oil

Posted on February 7, 2010

A small Tunisian family farm run by the Mahjoub family produces some of the world's finest extra virgin olive oil. The family has been making olive oil for over a century. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on how the family uses old techniques - slowly cold-pressing the olives and then ladling the oil by hand - to create high quality olive oil. It is a more labor intensive process but the family believes it gives more life and flavor to the final product. Abdel Majid Mahjoub says that by keeping the olives cold, the olive oil's antioxidant qualities are preserved. Take a look: