Croatian Olive oil from Šolta among EU protected products

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The newest addition on the list of EU protected Croatian products is olive oil from Šolta, added into the registry on 21 October, 2016.

Already on Croatia’s list of indigenous goods, protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications are prosciutto from Krk, extra virgin olive oil from Cres, mandarins from Neretva, sour cabbage / sauerkraut from Ogulin, kulen from Baranja, potatoes from Lika, prosciutto from Istria, prosciutto from Drniš, Dalmatian prosciutto, soparnik, zeljanik or uljenjak from Poljica, turkey from Zagora, and the recently added olive oil from Korčula and lamb from Pag. Lucky for us, we can now add another: olive oil from the island of Šolta.

Šolta is in the Official Journal of the European Union as of 21 October 2016, with “Šoltanska olive oil” being registered under protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.

“Šoltanska olive oil” is oil produced from the fruits of indigenous varieties of Levantinka olives and forms. The Levantinka variety must be represented by at least 50% of shares, and the share of Levantinka and Oblica varieties together must make up at least 95% of the olive oil.

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