Palestinian Olive Oil
All of Zaytoun’s olive oil is extra virgin, first cold pressed, organically grown and fairly traded. The oil sourced through Sindyanna of Galilee is organic certified. The oil sourced through Canaan, PARC and UAWC is organic certified or in conversion to organic. Our suppliers source the oil from cooperatives in the areas of Salfit, Tulkarem, Nablus, Jenin and the Galilee.
Olive oil is an integral part of the Palestinian economy and culture. Olive oil production goes back 5,000 years in Palestine and the olive trees have been passed through generations of same family. The harvest today still sees the whole family, from great grand parent down to the children and babies, coming together under their trees to harvest their fruit. The olives are hand picked and taken on a daily basis to the local press house. The taste of the warm, peppery oil straight from the press and the rich smell of oil in the air are unforgettable.
250ml extra virgin oil
500ml extra virgin oil
750ml extra virgin oil
1 litre extra virgin oil
5 litres extra virgin oil
Za’atar – Wild Grown Herb Mix
Za’atar is an everyday staple in the Middle East; a herb mix of wild thyme, toasted sesame and sumac. It is a zesty seasoning, delicious with olive oil on fresh bread, on tomato salads, ….be warned, its fresh taste is addictive! It is sourced from a women’s cooperative in Jenin.
Olive Oil Soap from Nablus in the West Bank
The ancient city of Nablus has been producing soap since the 10th Century. Olive oil is the principal ingredient of this natural soap. The soap is made and cut by hand in beautiful, old soap houses by skilled craftspeople. It is naturally cleansing and suitable for all skin types including oily skin. Zaytoun’s soap contains 72% olive oil which is sourced from Palestinian olive farmers in the Nablus region.
Olive Oil Soap
The olives have been sourced through Canaan Fair Trade in Jenin. There are two delicious types to try: Nabali green olives and tree ripened black olives pickled in the Palestinian tradition with olive oil, water and salt. Organic and fair trade. Nabali is indigenous to Palestine; it is one of the oldest olive cultivars in the Middle East which has been grown since Roman times.
Green olives 200g
Tree ripened black olives which are smothered in Palestinian olive oil and seasoned with Dead Sea salt.
Black olives 300g
Snacks & Cous Cous
The ‘Medjoul’ is the finest of dates. It is grown in the Jericho area which has the perfect climate for producing these delicious, soft and succulent dates. Fairly traded, they are sourced through the Palm Farmers Cooperative and are a vital source of income in this area which is seeing vast tracts of land illegally confiscated by Israel.
Almonds. Fairtrade marked.
Caramelised Almonds 75g. Fairtrade marked.
Large grain hand rolled produced by a women’s coop in Ein Al Sultan refugee camp in Jericho. Organic and fair trade.
Sun Dried Tomatoes 190g. Organic and fair trade.