Memecik Olive Oil
A South Aegean Legend: Memecik Olive Oil
Memecik olive, whose homeland is the slopes of the South Aegean, is the first Turkish olive to be registered by the EU. It has turned the attention of the whole world to this region in recent years with its high polyphenol level and its unique intense fruity aroma. Scientific research about it has gained momentum.
98% of Şenköy Olive Forests consist of Memecik olive trees. These trees live in a unique ecosystem that has been going on for centuries. Maintaining this ecological balance is our ultimate duty.
In the Şenköy Olive Forests, olive trees multiply naturally in a certain ecosystem thanks to blackbirds, squirrels and sparrows and many more friends. These wild seedlings consisting of olive seeds are “delice” type olives. We graft these delice type olives into the Memecik genus and turn them into stronger and more productive trees.
When the deep roots, strong structure and strong trunk of the delice trees are combined with the unique intense fruity aroma of the Memecik olive, a fascinating olive oil with rich content emerges.