Tunisia - ORGANIC

Tunisian dates from the new harvest. Immediately after being harvested, the palm fruits of the Deglet Nour variety are sent to South Organic, a company in Kebili which gebana helped to start. The employees sort out and package the best dates so that you can receive the juiciest ones. The fruits are supplied to us in clusters. That means that they aren’t pitted, but they will stay fresh and juicy longer.

As low as EUR 49
EUR 1.63 / 100 g

Dates have a high moisture content and must be stored in a cool place. Do not keep them in airtight containers, otherwise they may begin to ferment. Store them in the refrigerator, in the cellar or outside, protected from frost. If the dates have dried out slightly over time, they will be preserved due to their naturally high sugar content. Our dates will keep for up to a year without any problems and will become drier and harder over time.

  • Grown by 191 family farmers on an average of 1 ha in the region around Kebili in Tunisia
  • Organic, irrigated fields, manually harvested and sorted, shipped immediately after harvest, transport: by lorry from Kebili to Radès, by ship to Genoa, by lorry to Switzerland/Germany, 100% of employees have an employment contract, wages on par with minimum wage or better
  • Purchasing from cooperatives and family farmers straight from the farm since 2003
  • Potential for improvement: More efficient irrigation systems that use less water

Nutrition Facts per 100g
Energy 1290kJ/305kcal
Fat 0.5g
Hereof saturated fat <0.1g
Carbohydrates 69g
Hereof sugar 69g
Protein 2.5g
Salt 3mg
Organic farming is good for our health and good for my income.

Zied Frieja comes from a family with eight children. He takes care of the plot that belongs to his father, Mohamed. He grows dates for export and citrus fruits for the local market on a single hectare. "I'm not a farmer by choice – it's an obligation. There are no other jobs here," he says. Still, Frieja loves everything about his job. "A plot of land can feed an entire family. If there is a problem on the plot, it affects the whole family."

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