The term “vegetable oil young” became popular in Iranian culture when industrial oils were supplied extensively in the Iranian market and people came to believe that older people who had consumed virgin and non-industrial oils had more power, health, and strength than those young people who ate foods prepared by industrial oils. The term may seem a bit exaggerated, but it’s not far from the truth.
In 1987, Abkar-e Golestan Agro-Industrial Company with the brand “Verjen” started to combine the traditional methods of extracting oil from the high-quality seeds with the best hygienic techniques (cold-pressing) to supply extra-virgin oils for the first time at the national level. The name Verjen has been derived from a Persian word meaning “virgin and pure”, and the word Abkar is the plural form of the word Bekr meaning “virgin”.
Due to the high experience of managers, the presence of specialized personnel, and equipping the company with modern agricultural machinery and equipment, all stages of farming, production, packaging, and distribution are conducted autonomously by the company, and it can be claimed that the label production is the only stage of the packaging process that is conducted by forces outside the complex.
The company has provided the results of years of its experience and expertise for consumers in the form of 100% pure vegetable oils with a completely natural flavor and aroma. The extra-virgin oils can be considered a good alternative to traditional oils.
Verjen is not only a brand, but it is also a symbol of health that strives to promote the culture of proper use of extra-virgin oils to make maximum use of the nutritional value of natural seeds and ensure the health of the community. The taste and aroma of Iranian foods are doubled with vegetable oils and the right culture of consumption prevents diseases.
A Big Goal behind a Simple Idea
In 1978, two brothers from a farming family, who had succeeded in pursuing agriculture and mathematics professionally at the University of Tehran, realized an important issue in the food industry of the country. Seeing the pervasiveness of industrial oils, which have caused great harm to the people, they understood the market’s need for organic vegetable oils.
They combined the 60-year experience of several generations of their family in agriculture with modern science to extract vegetable oils from seeds planted by Iranian farmers under the supervision of agricultural experts in a completely hygienic manner.
Every year, hardworking Iranian farmers cultivate the best oilseeds on a large scale in the country and produce a completely natural and organic product, while there are many transgenic imported grains in the market that have low prices, and on the pretext of higher profits, some prefer to buy cheap transgenic grains for the oil extraction.
Someone had to do something for the health of the people, and this was the rationale of the formation of the Verjen Company based on a humanistic view
Now, the company is handled by a new generation that has very high energy and the original goal of the company is to promote the culture of consuming healthy oils, transfer the knowledge of healthy living, and try to fight against transgenic products and eradicate cancer tsunami, especially colon cancer.