Nazareth olive oil press

The third-press oil is made by progressively adding stone weights to the press, so that the last of the oil is squeezed from the pulp. This oil contains impurities from the olive flesh and pits, and is really only suitable for burning in small ceramic lamps.

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photo credit: Steve Braunius (www.flickr.com/photos/jitj/). Used by permission.

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