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PYRGOS, Cyprus - It is praised for its culinary and health properties by any cooks worth their salt, but long before olive oil made it into the Mediterranean diet, Cypriots used it as fuel to melt copper, archaeologists say.
Italian researchers have discovered that environmentally friendly olive oil was used in furnaces at a site in southern Cyprus up to 4,000 years ago, instead of the fume-belching charcoal used in industry for hundreds of years since.
Described as “liquid gold” by the ancient Greek poet Homer, olive oil has long been associated with grooming, pampering and the religious rites of the ancients, but not — at least in the Mediterranean — with heavy industry.........
“It is the first time this has been discovered ... and in Europe it’s only recently that industry has turned to biofuels. This oil burns like benzene,”
Originally posted by ziggy1706
I read about this last week..its not recommended. Yuode have to re adjust the pilot flame(only a pro shuold do this)