Equal Exchange Fair Trade Organic Virgin Olive Oil

$18.00$89.00

Grown using ancient Canaanite traditions of farming and harvesting.

Organic and fair trade; Supports the farmers in Palestine and their families.

This is fresh crop, just in from Palestine, imported by Equal Exchange.

U.S. orders only for this item. Delivery time 1-2 weeks. More details below.

 

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Description

In October and November 2018, the annual olive harvest in the West Bank was the smallest in over a decade. This was due to a number of factors such as climate change-induced drought and the presence of olive flies.  Some farmers had yields as low as 20% of normal, causing great economic hardship.

The poor harvest and lower total yields in the West Bank this year resulted in less olive oil hitting the threshold of Extra Virgin. Because of the limited supply of Organic Extra Virgin olive oil, Equal Exchange is offering a brand new product — Organic Virgin Olive Oil — at a slightly lower retail price.

But what’s the difference? Extra Virgin olive oil is the highest grade of virgin. It contains no more than 0.8% free acidity. Organic Virgin olive oil, in comparison, has a free acidity that ranges from 0.8-2.0%. Both kinds of olive oil we buy from PARC are 100% certified organic. Both grades are unrefined, derived from the olive fruit by cold mechanical extraction (“cold-pressed”) without fillers or chemicals.  Both can be used the same way — cooked or uncooked.  Let us know if you can even taste the difference!

Available as a single 500ml bottle, 3 bottles, or a case of 6.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Variant

500ml bottle of Equal Exchange Virgin Olive Oil, 3 500ml bottles of Equal Exchange Virgin Olive Oil, Case of 6 bottles of Equal Exchange Virgin Olive Oil