Locally grown, cultivated and cold pressed, the extra-virgin olive oil marketed by Kalemaatt is part of a time-honored Mediterranean legacy intrinsically linked to the land of Canaan, later known as Palestine. Olives are the fruits of a land that is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims – the Holy Land (Latin: Terra Sancta, Arabic: الأرض المقدسة Al-Arḍ Al-Muqaddasah). As such, they are imbued with a unique significance appreciated by millions of people around the world.
One of the biblical Seven Species, olives were a key agricultural product of the Land of Israel in ancient days. Their oil played a pivotal role in people’s lives and in the agricultural economy. Its versatile uses ranged from lighting (feeding clay lamps as well as the Menorah, the seven-branched candelabrum, which illuminated the Temple) to preparing, cooking and baking food; from hygiene (olive oil soaps and beauty care) to healing and medicine; and from religious and sacrificial rituals to anointing kings and priests. The latter is illustrated by the word “messiah” that stems from the Hebrew word “mashiakh”, which literally means a person anointed with oil. The olive tree also symbolizes revival, renewal and new generations, as derived from Psalm 128 that says, “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him…your children will be like olive shoots around your table.” When the main trunk dies out, the tree sends up shoots around its edges.
Our warehouse and factory, from which we export our fair trade olive oil and other products worldwide, are located in our center in Bethlehem, about 5km northeast of Hebron.
We provide you with best quality extra-virgin olive oil from the holy land. If you need more information about our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.