Being from the South, I’d all the time brag to my associates that we produce the perfect olive oil up there, and now I’ve proof to again my claims 😀!
Bustan El Zeitoun, an olive oil from the city of Abra has clinched three gold medals this yr on the famend “NYIOOC” World Olive Oil High quality Competitors 2023 held in New York, USA; the esteemed “EVOOLEUM” competitors 2023 in Cordoba, Spain, which showcases the best 100 extra-virgin olive oils on the earth; and the celebrated “Olive Japan Worldwide Additional-Virgin Olive Oil Competitors” 2023 in Tokyo.
This isn’t the primary yr “Bustan El Zeitoun” has been acknowledged. Actually, that is its fourth gold medal on the NYIOOC ceremony, and the Lebanese model with a rating of 91/100 has earned its place within the EVOOLEUM 2024 information revealed by Spain’s Mercacei journal, which focuses on olive tree farming and the olive oil business at world scale.
These recognitions have as soon as once more put Lebanon among the many world’s high producers of extra-virgin olive and solidified its place among the many high 100 gamers within the business.
Nestled in Abra – Saida, a small city of Southern Lebanon, “Bustan El Zeitoun” breathes new life right into a nationwide business that had lengthy been in disarray. Drawing inspiration from the wealthy historical past, tradition, and heritage of his hometown, Abra – Saida in Southern Lebanon, the place olive bushes have been preserved for generations, founding father of “Bustan El Zeitoun”, Walid Mushantaf mixed his will and keenness to provide internationally award-winning further virgin olive oil. What appeared like a distant fiction turned actuality by way of his dedication, data, and respect for the setting and the land.
Spanning 500,000 sq. meters, their orchard boasts twelve Italian varieties alongside native cultivars. For greater than a decade, “Bustan El Zeitoun” has adopted and embraced fashionable, sustainable, and eco-friendly farming strategies, thus combining best-in-class practices with world experience to make sure the perfect care is given to their planted olive bushes. These bushes are particularly chosen, bearing in mind the soil and climate situations of Lebanon to be able to protect the distinctive and harmonious style and taste that characterizes Lebanese olives and olive oil.
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