Beyond Olive Oil: A Round-Up Of Palestinian Productions

While Palestine is mostly known for its olive trees and produces high-quality olive oil, there are many other products from Palestine that are worth mentioning.

Olive Oil

Palestine is mostly known for its Olive trees and the oil that is produced due to its high quality. It’s mainly used in dishes, salad dressings or as a topping for side dishes like Zaatar and hummus. As Olive Oil is such a versatile product, it also makes for a chemical-free soap which is great for sensitive skin, olive oil soap is handmade using cold-pressed oil in Palestine.


Zaatar is a unique spice mix consisting of ground dried thyme leaves with sumac and toasted sesame seeds which create a combination of a slightly sour, nutty and aromatic blend to any dish. Palestinians commonly eat Zaatar and olive oil with bread as a light breakfast or accompanied as a side with other small dishes.


Palestine produces some of the best dates in the world, the Medjool dates is the variety that is mostly consumed by many people all around the world. The date trees are commonly cultivated by Palestinian farmers in Jericho, Palestine in the West Bank. They make for a great snack and are used in desserts.

Bethlehem olivewood

Statues, jewelry and utensils are made from genuine olive wood trimmings after the harvest season. The olive tree is the soul of Palestine and allows Palestinians to produce many uses for it.


The Palestinian keffiyeh is widely known all over the globe as a symbol of Palestine and its culture. Dating back to when Palestinian farmers would wear the garment covering their mouth and face from the sun and dust storms and now worn as a symbol of solidarity with Palestine, it’s also found printed on many clothing items such as tops, jewelry, and headscarves.

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