The majority of Tunisian olive oil farmers do not use fertilizers or pesticides in their olive groves. Their organic olive oil production is a true testament to this country’s passionate dedication to produce high-quality olive oils using the purest of techniques combined with time-honored traditions. Their organic production has reached 25,000 tons per year, of which 40% is exported. The United States is one of the biggest importers of Tunisian Olive Oil and their organic varieties.
Tunisia’s low-chemical, non-industrial, hand-picked olive oils are an inspirational ingredient that can add great health benefits to one’s daily diet. Olive oil plays a key factor for its health attributes in the highly-touted Mediterranean diet. Carefully-crafted Tunisian olive oils are rich in chlorophyll, carotene, lecithin (a natural antioxidant that stimulates the metabolism of fats, sugars and proteins), polyphenols, and are a good source of vitamins A and D.
It is no wonder that the Tunisian government has coined the phrase, So Tasty, So Healthy, for their precious olive oils.
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