Pioneering the olive oil production in Egypt
For over 15 years atlas made its statement for olive oil industry and sales. Atlas Company has 1000 ac olive trees which provide different types of olives all over the year period. A huge demand rate is increasing every year locally and internationally despite the currency floating which affect the prices all over Egypt but the demand still increasing on the Egyptian olive oil.
Atlas is providing the best quality can be served to the consumer, customer satisfaction is the reason why our product has the highest demand on the olive oil market.
The industry complies with the global quality standards and the international criteria of packaging and rich taste.
We will try to fulfill the gap between demand and supply, due to the high demand rate for atlas olive oil, this situation encourage us to provide a mass production all over Egypt to kill this gap and satisfy the need for the olive oil in Egypt.
Egyptian olive oil reputation
For the first time, Egyptian olive oils were submitted to the annual olive oil competition hosted by the Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products, a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to contributing to the valorization of quality of agricultural products. providing high-quality, natural, healthy and affordable products, was recognized as gourmet extra virgin oil in the category of medium fruity oil, signifying zero defects and significant positive attributes and placing it among the top 50 olive oils submitted to the competition, out of 150 submissions. This recognition is a significant accomplishment for Egyptian olive oil industry.
After technical consultations, the olive oils of 12 Egyptian beneficiary processors were submitted to the AVPA’s annual competition and judged by a panel composed of professionals in the olive oil business, distinguished chefs and dedicated amateur olive oil testers which convened in Paris, France to settle on the world’s best olive oils. The success of Egyptian olive oils in the competition marks an important step in re-establishing the reputation of Egyptian olive oil internationally, as well as introducing a new identity of Egyptian olive oil in the international market.
Another key outcome of the competition was the recognition of commonalities across many of the Egyptian olive oils, which shared the characteristics of ripe fruitiness, softness and smoothness as well as an almond flavor. After the competition results were announced, AVPA President Philippe Juglar noted that the success of Egyptian olive oils wills likely lead to the creation of new categories that will correspond to the characteristics of North African olive oils in next year’s competition.
Olives in the Middle East
The olive tree is one of the most important crops in the Mediterranean countries.
The origins of the cultivation of the olive tree lie rooted in legend and tradition.
It probably started about 5000-6000 years ago within a wide strip of land by the eastern Mediterranean Sea and in the adjacent zones comprising Asia minor, part of India, Africa, and Europe. Others believe that the olive tree originated from Africa (Ethiopia, Egypt).
This is where olive trees were first cultivated systematically, and from where they spread to Cyprus, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and to western places by the Phoenicians.