Damya is a family-founded and family-run artisanal Olive Oil brand, and we are exclusively available at specialty stores throughout northern California and via our website.
We're growing rapidly, and If you would like to see us carried at a store near you, please ask your local retailer to carry us, and also let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I know I'm getting good quality Olive Oil?
The best way to measure the quality and freshness of your olive oil is to look for the harvest date printed on the bottle. Only the best quality oil vendors print the harvest date! Most Olive Oil makers hide it for two main reasons:
- They do not know when it is a blended oil coming from different places ( or they cannot guarantee it)
- It reveals how old the oil actually is – trust us, you would be horrified!
Is Tunisian Olive Oil any good?
Yes! The secret is finally out! Our southern Mediterranean climate is ideal for olive growing and our award-winning Organic Olive Oil rivals some of the best in the world on taste and quality. In fact, for many years, Tunisian Olive Oil has been imported around the world, then bottled under American or European brand names. You've probably been enjoying it for many years but didn't even know it!
I thought Italian Olive Oil was supposed to be the best.
Italy makes some great Olive Oils, but you will not find a good good quality standard size bottle of Italian Olive Oil for less than $25 in the US. The best is produced in small quantities and sold exclusively within Italy and neighboring countries. However, for the same quality you can find significantly lower pricing from Tunisia.
Why is Damya such a great price? Can I trust it when it's such a good value?
Tunisian Oil is a great value because it is imported duty-free to the USA, (unlike Italy, Spain, or Greece)...this is thanks to a very favorable trade partnership between the US and Tunisia. However, in Europe, the EU applies taxes on the Tunisian oil, and the Tunisian Olive Oil pricing in Europe is on par with the Italian, Greek or Spanish...so enjoy it!
What is Biodynamic?
Biodynamic farming means we go a step farther than Organic – not only do we omit pesticides, chemicals, or GMOs, but we meet the highest standards of sustainable, green farming: certified Biodynamic by Demeter International. This means we meet adhere to regenerative farming methods to cultivate a healthier environment; in fact, we leave the soil better than we found it.
Learn more about Biodynamic farming HERE.
What kind of olives do you use?
We use two types of Organic Olives indigenous to Tunisia:
Tunisian Chetoui Olives were originally selected by our ancestors because of their unique taste; young almond with a pleasing hint of bitterness, and very high in polyphenols (known for their anti-oxidant, anti-cancer properties).
Tunisian Chemlali Olives are widespread throughout central and southern Tunisia. they are resistant to arid conditions and produce a smooth, fruity olive oil with pleasant flavors of young almond. Notes of fig leaf, walnut, butter, artichoke, herbs have also been verified by expert tasting panels.
Why is Olive Oil good for me?
A high polyphenol count means our olive oil is loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory properties to boost your well being. Our oils range between 380 and 620 mg/kg; whereas the average oil has less than 240. You should look for greater than 250 mg/kg to gain the benefits of a high polyphenol Olive Oil.
I'm having problems getting the Olive Oil out of the bottle. Is something wrong with the cap?
The cap is designed to protect the oil and it has a spiral for oil flow. When you first use the bottle, you may need to shake the bottle, and flip it 2-3 times, the air will circulate, and the oil will start to flow.
Also, the oil should not be too cold or frozen (this can happen in colder climates during transportation), so as soon as the bottle is at room temperature the oil will defrost and start flowing again.
I am seeing something floating in the bottle - is the Olive Oil bad?
At 40-50°F, the olive oil can begin to solidify, making it look cloudy or crystalized. This phenomenon does no harm, and the oil will return to its normal consistency when warmed.
All good quality olive oils become solid at colder temperatures. However, some olive oil producers winterize their oil (By chilling the oil and filtering out the wax that solidifies) so it doesn't become inconveniently solid in colder temperatures. Typically, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not winterized. We do not winterize our oil, we keep it natural and 100% real.
How do I get free shipping?
You qualify for free shipping on any order of $75 or more! This applies to both one time orders and subscriptions.
How do I get a discount?
We pride ourselves at giving you the best quality organic Olive Oil for the best possible price! However, you can also 10% off your first order when you sign up for email. Otherwise, we send out special offers several times a year once you are on our list!
I have another question.
For all other questions, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com and we'll get back to you ASAP. Please note, we respond to all inquiries within 1-2 business days.