THE HEART OF OUR FAMILY
Just imagine traveling all around the world with your family in a time where technology has pushed people further away from one another. Our family has never lost sight of what is really important enjoying the splendors of life with the beautiful people that surround you, and olive oil is at the heart of every meal, helping us enjoy the moments we spend together.
Getting to know the people and cultures associated with extra virgin olive oil in historical lands of Turkey set a foundation for building the special bonds that connect us today. Taking in some of the most breathtaking places around the world created an incredibly emotional experience. These experiences will be forever etched in our family’s stories for the decades to come.
Our adventures brought each of our five senses to life and these sights, smells, hearing, taste, and touches would shape the beginnings of ZAAZEY®. These travels took our family down an unexpected road, or should we say, led us to the sumptuous world of ZAAZEY® extra virgin olive oil.
AN 8,000 YEAR HISTORY
The History of Olive Tree for all you curious and inquisitive minds out there, let’s learn a little more about olives by diving into the history of the olive tree and where it all began. The olive was domesticated for the very first time in the Eastern Mediterranean, roughly 8,000 years ago. The olive tree has been a status symbol that stands for sacredness, unity, and peace. During ancient times, the use of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil was primarily dedicated toward various religious ceremonies owing to the fact that it was exceedingly hard to harvest. Moreover, it was also expended due to its medicinal properties.
OLIVE OIL TODAY
The production technology of the 21st century has very well made harvesting Extra Virgin Olive Oil and its quality much better than ever before. Although traditional methods are still being used such as the stone crushing of olives that dates back to ancient times. In the latter part of the 20th century, extra virgin olive oil has received attention mainly for its health and wellness properties making it the perfect add-on to any meal.