Death, Change and Olive Trees… The Story of Palestinian Organic Olive Oil

September 08, 2016

There’s an ancient Arabic proverb that says…

There are only 3 constants in life: death, change and olive trees.

You see, Palestine is home to some of the world’s oldest olive groves that have stood for thousands of years. It’s no surprise then that these trees are part of the economy, part of the culture and even part of the philosophy of the place.

That’s part of what makes Zaytoun’s Olive Oil so special. It’s the world’s first Fairtrade olive oil, pressed from the fruit of ancient trees which have been tended by hand for countless generations. The Mediterranean climate, rich fertile soil and organic farming methods combine to make a truly delicious product.

The Olive Oil that Traidcraft sells also does good for those who grow and harvest the olives. As Abu Suleiman, one of the Zaytoun Palestinian farmers says:

“The olive trees root and anchor us in our land, provide a sense of belonging, home and hope, investing in olive oil is investing in our future.”

When you buy Zaytoun Olive Oil through Traidcraft, you’re investing in empowering farming communities and helping to develop the agricultural infrastructure in Palestine. You’re making a difference simply by changing one little shopping habit.

And in terms of the taste and quality of Zaytoun’s oil… you definitely won’t regret it!

To help you get involved in Organic September this year, we are offering 10% off Zaytoun’s Organic Extra Virgin 500ml olive oil – available as a single bottle or case.

So when you’re thinking olive oil, don’t jump straight to the Italian or Spanish varieties before you’ve tried Zaytoun’s Organic Olive Oil which come from Palestine - the home of the olive tree.

Watch the video below to see what Rachael, Traidcraft’s Grocery Manager thinks of Zaytoun’s Olive Oil…