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Zaytoun Fair Trade & Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Zaytoun sourced this oil from Canaan Fair Trade who buy oil from disadvantaged farmers using fair trade principles. Produced from rain-fed and hand-picked olives that have been pressed on the day of picking, this award-winning extra virgin oil connects you with farmers whose ancestors have tended their trees by hand for countless generations. Naturally organic and ethically sourced from small-scale farmers in the West bank, this is the world�s first olive oil to be awarded Fairtrade certification in 2009. From stone terraces nestled on sun-drenched West Bank hills comes produce grown with wisdom, by people who know their trees both as old friends and as a lifeline for their children.
'We are delighted to be able the share the news with you that Zaytoun's organic olive oil has won the Soil Association's "Commended" award in the 2011 Organic Food Awards. In addition, because the product was nominated by a member of the public, we have the accolade of "Commended by Consumer" to add. Winners of the top awards were announced at the Start Festival, Clarence House, at the end of July 2011. This is part of the national "Start" initiative established by the Prince Charles Foundation to promote and celebrate sustainable living. The Soil Association's Organic Food Awards are in their 23rd year, and are the most prestigious and widely respected in the organic sector. Products were rated according to smell, texture, appearance and taste by an expert judging panel of 35 food critics, broadcasters and chefs including Hardeep Singh Kohli and Jo Wood.'
Ingredients: Extra virgin olive oil.
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