Mardouw scoops up double Gold at SA Olive 2017 Awards


Mardouw was awarded 2 gold awards at the 2017 SA Olive Awards. Mardouw’s Extra Virgin olive oil (EVOO), as well as the soon to be launched flagship superior Extra Extra Virgin olive oil (XXV), scooped up the top prize among more than 100 South African olive oil producers. SA Olive is an association representing the common interests of the South African olive industry, representing olive growers, olive oil producers, table olive producers, tree nurseries and olive importers.

“We have never stopped to strive for the best,” Mardouw owner André Verder says. “The international standards for Extra Virgin olive oil require olive oil’s fatty acid (oleic) content (FFA) to be less than 0.8% and its peroxide value (PV) less than 20 mEq/kg. Mardouw’s lab results consistently return remarkable values, with the latest results showing 0.35% FFA, and 4.0 meq/kg PV.”

Mardouw’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a pure, natural oil made from hand-picked olives, same-day cold extraction (or “cold-pressed”) and blending of the best cultivars at the privately owned Mardouw Olive Estate in Swellendam, South Africa.

Mardouw’s XXV flagship olive oil will be launched in Cologne, Germany at Anuga on 7 October 2017.

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SA Olive 2017 Gold