Zeet is the culmination of a century of olive growing and invaluable Know-how mastered in a dedicated family run business in North Africa. Tunisia has established itself as the world’s leading exporter of olive oil and remains one of the top three global producers in the same league as Italy and Spain. Now Zeet has been introduced to the United Kingdom in view to distribute the finest Tunisian Extra Virgin and Organic Olive Oil to the British market
Our young and dynamic company is dedicated to supply the purest and finest Extra Virgin Olive Oil, grown and processed in small-scale certified estates. We know that only with hard work and commitment we can produce the best Olive Oil. Zeet represents stories of passion, hard work and love. Zeet is the Arabic word for ‘liquid’, we are proud to supply this uniquely delicious product worldwide.
We combine a century of expert knowledge with sustainable farming methods to bring 100% Extra Virgin & Organic Olive Oil of the very highest quality directly to your table.
It’s a true pleasure to share our passion for Tunisian life and history, and to introduce you to the exceptional health-giving benefits of our artisinal skill and finest olive harvest.
We strive continually to meet and where possible exceed the highest processing and storage standards in the world, and we promise to deliver extra virgin olive oil of remarkable quality. Driven by the highest standards of expertise, honesty, transparency and ethical dealing, our over-riding aim is to win your trust and to deserve your loyal custom. Our reputation depends on it.
Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet and an essential nutritional mainstay for some of the longest-living nationalities in the world. Its acknowledged therapeutic qualities include reducing the risks of coronary heart disease and cancer, improving the immune system and reducing inflammation, while replacing butter and other less healthy fats with olive oil has been shown to aid in the prevention of myriad diseases, and counter the effects of aging. A functional compound food, some leading cardiologists even recommend two neat tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil as a great daily kickstart to bodily well-being. It’s true to say we have yet to understand all the ways olive oil can improve one’s health but ongoing research reveals new benefits almost every day.
The Mediterranean diet includes daily consumption of olive oil, fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain cereals and low-fat dairy products plus weekly portions of fish, poultry, legumes and only a little red meat. Its health benefits have been cited in numerous studies and most recently there has been convincing evidence that the Mediterranean diet protects from metabolic syndrome: a toxic combination of abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, and high blood sugar that can result in type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, stroke and even sudden death.
Land of Olive Oil
Olive oil has been an important part of Tunisian civilization for thousands of years. The Phoenicians introduced the crop from North Africa in the 8th century BC, even before the founding of Carthage by Queen Dido – and the cultivation of olive groves has been embraced by the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians and the Romans in a tradition passed from father to son ever since.
Along the way, a real art of living has developed around the olive tree and its ubiquitous image in Tunisia has inspired many artists, painters, writers, photographers and poets…
The wonderful blend of Mediterranean climate, bright light and mineral-rich soil particularly favours the cultivation of olive trees and a rich, durable crop ensues from mild Winters and rainy Spring and Autumn interspersed with long, dry, hot summers. It’s little wonder then that in 2014/15 Tunisia was the second largest producer and most significant olive oil exporter in the world.
El Djem, Tunisia ~ Roman Thysdrus prospered in the 2nd century, when it became an important centre of olive oil manufacturing for export. By the early 3rd century AD, when the amphitheatre was built, Thysdrus rivaled Hadrumetum (modern Sousse) as the second city of Roman North Africa, after Carthage.