Welcome to the Lipid Oils Academy

I’d like to tell you a story. 

Not a long one but one that covers thousands of years and transport you back to ancient Greece. In an early Greek myth, Athena launches a javelin into the air and where it lands on the earth the first olive tree bursts forth.

The olive tree was revered as sacred by the ancient Greeks and its fruits touched all parts of Greek culture. Abundant in its lipid gifts the tree supplied cooking oil, food oils and meats, oils for sacraments and for lighting in lamps.

For this reason olive groves were considered sacred and were dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom. The gymnasium made famous by Plato as a center for learning outside the city gates of Athens was conducted in those olive groves.

And it was under those olive trees that gave us the expression "the groves of Academe” from the gymnasium dedicated to the Athenian hero Akademos who saved Athens from destruction.

This was a round about way to introduce you to our new Lipid Oils Academy.  For the name oil comes from the ancient Greek elaion, Latin oleum, and old French oile. The olive grove, tree, fruit and oil are the ancient source of our study. Olive is literally the root word for oil.