FAIRFIELD, N.J. — Bono, the largest producer of extra virgin olive oil in Sicily, presented its new line of organic olive oils and marmalades at Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., from March 8 – 10.
Bono’s products include multi award-winning Sicilian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Sicilian Val Di Mazara Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Both oils boast Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) certifications, which are a guarantee of authenticity from the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest Policies.
The company is the U.S. arm of a family-owned business established in 1934. The organic citrus marmalade flavors include blood orange, orange, and lemon. They are made with fresh fruit cultivated in eastern Sicily, and are low in sugar. Bono also offers a line of Sicilian olives, and other extra virgin olive oils.
“Our premium organic products bring the authentic tastes of Sicily to the U.S.,” said, Salvatore Russo-Tiesi, general manager of Bono USA. “We look forward to introducing Bono’s award-winning line of products to discerning consumers in new markets.”
Bono’s products are available in numerous retailers across the U.S. including at the high-end grocers Wegmans, Rouses Supermarkets, Gelson’s Markets, Balducci’s and Kings Food Markets.
Natural Products Expo West is a leading natural, organic and healthy products event. For more information, visit www.expowest.com.
Established in 1934, Bono is the largest producer of authentic extra virgin olive oil in Sicily. The family-owned company is based in Sciacca, Sicily, in the Val Di Mazara region. The region is coveted for its terroir, considered one of the best in the world for the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil. The company’s U.S. division is in Fairfield, N.J.
Bono’s award-winning line includes: 100% Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Special Reserve, winner of a Gold Award at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC); PDO Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Val Di Mazara-Sicily, a Gold Award winner at the 2016 NYIOOC; PDO Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Val Di Mazara-Sicily (Organic); PGI Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sicily; 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil; and 100% Italian Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil, among others.
Bono’s PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) extra virgin olive oils are given unique serial numbers, which are traceable to the farms and olives.
Bono also produces Sicilian blood orange, orange and lemon marmalades, made with fresh, organic fruit, as well as Nocellara Del Belice olives, which are cultivated exclusively in their native environment in Castelvetrano, Sicily.