The importance of olive oil was given by their many uses since it served not only as food, but it was a staple for traditional medicine, hygiene and beauty, was used as fuel for lighting, as a lubricant for tools and farm goods, as waterproofing for textile fibers and also their trade – especially by sea, had a predominant role in the economic development in the Mediterranean area.
“Madre yo tengo un novio aceitunero
Que vareando tiene mucho salero
Y cogiendo la aceituna él me decía
Con palabritas dulces que me quería”“