Zaytoun was founded in 2004 to support the resilience and livelihoods of Palestinian farmers under occupation through fairly trading their olive oil. Zaytoun was initially funded by hundreds of customers who put up payment in advance of receiving their oil, through this they were able to establish themselves as a UK social enterprise.
Since its beginnings, Zaytoun has continued to evolve and develop and by receiving funding from Triodos Bank they now offer a wide range of Palestinian artisan foods and supported Palestinian farmers to pioneer the world’s first Fairtrade certified olive oil in 2009, sold through the UK market.
All of Zaytoun’s products can be used to make some delicious and nutritious plates of food. Take a look at some of Zaytoun’s recipes below:
- Maftoul Almonds Crumbs
- Lentil and Aubergine Stew
- Freekeh Leek Pilaf
- Freekeh Dates – Roast Parsnip and Carrot Salad
- Festive Freekeh Stuffing
- Fairtrade Almond and Olive Oil Cake
- Braised Broad Beans
- Almonds Dates
- A Palestinian Breakfast
- Stuffed Almonds
- Peanut Date Balls
- Spicy Green Maftoul Salad
- Matfoul with Squash, Sultanas and Pumpkin Seeds
- Maftoul Salad
- Maftoul Mujaddara
When cooking with Zaytoun’s products you can be rest assured that you are using only the best quality ingredients that have come from sustainable farmers who take great care in everything they do.