Canaan’s Jenin Olive Oil is a blend of early harvest and late harvest oil, producing a wide range of flavors. The fresh green grass and bitterness of early harvest mixes with the ripe fruit, sweet and buttery finish of late harvest olives. This oil represents the pride of Jenin’s olive trees. The blend undergoes several pressings, in the same way that farmers have pressed oil in local villages throughout each season.
The Jenin area is regarded as Palestine’s bread basket, the richest and most productive region in the land of Canaan. The city’s name came from its lush springs and gardens. In Arabic, the word “Jannah” actually means paradise. Jenin oil is special, savory and useful for all kinds of cooking and serving food. Use this fine olive oil every day for cooking, drizzling and dipping.
Nabali is an indigenous olive tree from Palestine. Its name comes from the ancient Canaanite city known today as the Palestinian city of Nablus. This variety is the mother of the Arbicina olive variety now well known in Spain and Italy. In Palestine the olive tree is cultivated organically in its original form. These original varieties produce fruits dense with nutrients, giving the oil rich health benefits.
Canaan’s Nabali olive oil is smooth and delicate, an ideal dressing oil. It is known for its sweet, fruity flavor. Nabali oil is perfect for salad dressings and fresh dishes. Ladle it on top of hummus and other Middle Eastern spreads. It enhances the taste of the dish and brings out the original flavor of the spread.
Rumi oil comes from the ancient Surri olive tree, a variety that is native to Palestine. The name “Rumi” refers to the tree’s ancient heritage that dates back to Roman times.
Most of these trees are from 1,000 to 2,000 years old and are still producing fruit – and delectable olive oil. Their long life is testimony to the strength of the tree and the sustainability of Palestinian farmers’ traditional practices on the land. This variety is as original as it gets: no cross pollination, no GMO. It is the original tree planted millennia ago that continues to produce a distinctive olive oil flavor. These original varieties produce fruits dense with nutrients, giving the oil rich health benefits.
Rumi’s flavor is complex with a range of attributes that excite the palate. A fresh fruity start leads to a tangy sensation, then hints of bitter, and a lingering spicy, peppery finish. Rumi is a robust olive oil, perfect for dipping. Fresh bread will complement its sharp flavor. It is a marvelous finishing oil for all kinds of cooked dishes.
About Canaan Fair Trade…
Through a combination of extensive education and training, organic and fair trade certification, and community empowerment programs, Canaan Fair Trade, a Palestinian commercial enterprise, enables small farmers and women organized in village cooperatives to pool their resources and have direct access to long-term global market opportunities. Specifically the initiative creates economic stability for rural Palestinian communities caught in the midst of conflict by cultivating local and global partnerships that are invested in creating economically viable and environmentally sustainable farming in Palestine. Canaan combines traditional farming practices with cutting edge innovations in farming and production through research and development to enhance product yield and quality, resulting in premium products that are competitive in global markets. As a result small farmers and women are able to earn a living, maintain their relationship to their land, and provide a future for their children