What are people saying about IsRoil Olive Oil?
"Quite pleasant, delicate with a nice finish"
Betty Pustarfi - Olive Oil Expert from California.
"It was very good"
Chef - Jeffrey Nathan. New York City, NY.
"IsRoil Olive Oil is-raeli great"
"That was the best olive oil I have ever tasted, I will be ordering more"
Herman Kanter. Overland Park, Kansas
"Its a good olive oil and its mild enough. I liked it"
Beryl & Judy Rosenberg. Leawood, Kansas
Why does olive oil from Israel cost more than Italian olive oil?
We are very fortunate to have a limited supply of gourmet Israeli olive oil in the U.S. When IsRoil entered the American market in 2001 Israel produced only 5000 tons of extra-virgin olive oil per year yet consumed close to 6000 tons which meant that 1000 tons had to be imported into the country just to supply its demand for olive oil. Five years later Israel is now producing 13,000. tons of olive oil. We at IsRoil were able to obtain a limited supply of genuine Israeli olive oil for the U.S. olive oil market. A good comparison example to illustrate the supply and demand ratio would be that of the Cuban cigar. The Cuban cigar is world renowned for its quality and auspicious nature and what many cigar aficionados also know is that many of the cigars sold in Cuba are oftentimes insufficiently produced to meet demand. Israel is in a very similar situation. Israeli planners are working to meet demand by planting more trees and modernizing processing techniques while still maintaining a strong level of quality control over her national olive oil.
Lord spoke to Moshe, saying, Command the children of Yisra'el, that they bring to thee pure olive oil.
The Israelis a.k.a "ancient Hebrews" were the FIRST in the olive oil business and the evidence is in the bible from Genesis to Chronicles.
The ancient Israeli Hebrews were the first in the olive oil business. The worlds oldest known olive tree is estimated at 2200 years of age. Some legendary olive facts are as follows: The word Messiah (Moshiach in Hebrew) means annointed in Israeli olive oil. History has it that the original annointing oil from the time of Moses (Moshe) is still preserved in an underground section of the holy temple. As Jews we are awaiting the Messiah so that we can annoint that person with Israeli Olive Oil and proclaim him the king or Israel. Non-Jews believed that their leader did not need to be physically annointed with the olive oil and only needed to be annointed spiritually by G-d, as Jews we know that for someone to be the Messiah he must be annointed with olive oil; this disagreement in annointing affected history in a very profound manner. If the olive branch is a symbol of peace and the disagreement over annointing caused wars would it not make sense that olive oil with also be the cause of peace in the future? The first house of worship was written about in Bereshith (Genesis) and speaks of olive oil being poured upon a pillow or pillar of rocks and that area then being pronounced Betel. The holiday of Hanukkah or "Chanukah" celebrates the miracle of one bottle of Israeli olive oil lasting eight days instead of one. The holiday of T'Bsvat places the olive tree above the other plants and the Kaballah stems from the history of olive tree survival. There are hundreds of other writings in the torah that pertain to Israel and her olive oil. The next time you are in Eretz Israel be sure to say hello to the trees that have said hello to the world. These wise trees will not sleep until peace and a Mediterranean diet be with us.
Enjoy the flavors from ancient olive trees after cold pressing.
IsRoil selects only the best quality olives from Jewish sources that are native to eretz Israel.
The Yizrael Valley in Galilee, Israel, produces olive oil primarily from the Barnea, Nabali and Souri (Zuri) olive cultivars for a maximum annual yield of approximately 13,000 tons. The Barnea cultivar produces a sweet, lightly fruity olive oil with a suggestion of vegetal flavor and an aroma reminiscent of a harvester's cornucopia. The Nabali produces a smooth and lightly textured olive oil that may be characterized as more neutral in flavor compared to the strong and distinctly flavored olive oils from other regions of the world. The Souri variety produces an olive oil with a distinctive honey and peppery flavor and an herbal aroma. The olive oil produced by this latter variety especially complements the veal, artichokes, and zucchini dishes of the region. For salads there could be none better than Israeli olive oil.