Jordanian olive oil: Costly, but worth every penny

Jordan

Published: 2018-09-30 12:57

Last Updated: 2018-09-30 13:42


Olive mills will officially open for business on October 15. (Time)
Olive mills will officially open for business on October 15. (Time)
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Jordanian olive oil is famous for its quality texture, taste and aroma, which is one of the reasons that make it pricey to purchase.

This year, the Jordan Olive Oil Producers Association predicted that a 16 kg tin of olive oil will cost around JD80 to JD90 to buy.

Via UAEShops.com

An olive mill is responsible for the quality of olives it uses, while the Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) is responsible for testing a sample of the oil produced to ensure that it meets the standards set by the JFDA, said Nidal al-Samaeen, the Association's media spokesperson.

During olive oil-production season, many companies sell the oil at significantly low prices, however, Samaeen warned consumers against buying those products due to their low quality.

Samaeen also advised consumers to buy their olive oil tins from trusted sources that have been registered with the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Via The Jordan Times

Jordanian farmers are expected to pick around 250,000 tons of olives during the current harvesting season.

Around 200,000 tons will be used for pressing olives, which are expected to produce between 30,000 tons and 40,000 tons of oil. The remaining 50,000 tons of olives will be pickled.

Olive mills will officially open for business on October 15.

The price of oil tins will be calculated according to supply and demand, and the product’s quality.