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South West’s Sathya Olive Com­pany has again im­pressed judges at the Perth Royal Food Awards.

The olive grove won the Best Flavoured Oil of Show award with a sil­ver star for its basil in­fused oil along with a fur­ther two sil­vers and one bronze for oils in other cat­e­gories.

For­mer engi­neer turned oil and olive ex­pert, Tanuja San­ders, said she was sur­prised and ex­cited by the lat­est awards.

“It just is a tes­ta­ment that we seem to be do­ing some­thing right and main­tain­ing con­sis­tent qual­ity is the most im­por­tant motto of our busi­ness,” Mrs San­ders said.

The com­pany last year won gold star and Best of Show for its South-In­dian style kala­mata olives.

Mrs San­ders said her award-win­ning basil in­fused oil was aro­matic and re­fresh­ing.

“You just have to taste it to be­lieve it – the aroma lingers in the food right through and when you cook with it as well and the in­fu­sion stays with the oil, for the life of the oil,” she said.

She said her grow­ing and award-win­ning prod­ucts were due to hard work on her and her hus­band’s 40ha Park­field prop­erty.

“Con­sis­tently you’ve got to look after the trees and that’s the most im­por­tant thing . . . we have in­vested a lot in im­prov­ing the soil,” she said.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Sathya Olive Com­pany owner Tanuja San­ders shows off her lat­est awards from the Perth Royal Food Awards.

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