Palestine is the home of the olive tree, with some of the oldest olive groves in the world, some dating as far back as 1500 to 2000 years. The olive trees produce fruit that supports over half the population and can be seen dominating the agricultural landscape.The Mediterranean climate, rich fertile soil and use of organic traditional farming methods, makes Zaytoun’s Palestinian olive oil a world outstanding product. Further information on ‘quality’ available here.Zaytoun’s main challenge is to find a market place for Palestinian produce in the UK. We cannot do this without the support of our hundreds of distributors across the country. If you are interested in becoming a distributor of Palestinian fair trade produce please see our distribution section.
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Zaytoun’s organic Fairtrade olive oil has been sourced through Canaan Fair Trade in Jenin. It is a world-first Fairtrade olive oil, pressed from the fruit of ancient trees which have been tended by hand through generations of family farmers.
Zaytoun’s organic Fairtrade tree-ripened black olives are smothered in delicious olive oil and seasoned with a dash of sea salt. The olives are a world-first Fairtrade product.
Zaytoun’s organic Fairtrade green olives are pickled in traditional Palestinian fashion with olive oil, water and salt. The olives are a world-first Fairtrade product.
Zaytoun’s non-certified oil is sourced from a number of different farming cooperatives in Palestine. Although not yet certified, it is free of pesticides and harvested by hand.
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 or rubbed into chicken before roasting… but be warned, its fresh taste is addictive!
A beautiful and inspiring cookbook – more than a collection of recipes, a repository of the riches of a Gazan kitchen.
Pay for olive trees to be planted in the West Bank. A certificate will be emailed to you (contact us directly if you would like a specific name on the certificate). £20.88 for 5 trees if paying via paypal. £20 for 5 trees if paying us directly.
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. 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 - now Fair Trade!
The ‘Om Al-Fahem’ is a premium almond. This variety, traditionally grown here as it thrives on the arid and rocky terrain, produces a large, sweet almond. Zaytoun almonds are sourced from a farmers cooperative in the Jenin area.
Zaytoun’s couscous is large-grain wholewheat and sundried. It has a distinctive nutty flavour we think you’ll love. We were proud to introduce our first Gazan produce in 2006, but sadly it is not possible at this time to export anything from Gaza. The couscous we currently have on sale is from Jericho, but we hope that in the future we will be able to source more Gazan produce.
Zaytoun’s soap contains 72% olive oil which is sourced from Palestinian olive farmers in the Nablus region. It is naturally cleansing & suitable for all skin types including oily skin. It is available in plain, lemon, milk and honey varieties (the photo shown is of the Project Hope 100g soap packaging). 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 craftsmen.
The basket is called Qirtalla; it is a traditional Palestinian hand woven basket made from olive tree twigs. Qirtalla making is an ancient tradition in Palestine that persists in few villages in the Ramallah and Jerusalem area. Crafters are olive growers and the Qirtallah making is an activity that goes hand in hand with olive orchard maintenance. Crafters use the olive branches that grow on the bottom of the tree trunk that become harmful to the fruit bearing branches if not pruned. This is an attractive and functional basket.