Pag salt received the European designation of origin and protected geographical indications

first_img“Pag salt” is produced in the Pag Saltworks in the Bay of Pag, and its specific characteristics arise from the climatic conditions of the defined geographical area and the fact that the Pag saltworks is located in isolated terrain away from heavy industry or agricultural activity. “Pag salt” – fine sea salt is unground sea salt, obtained from the sea water of the Pag Bay by continuous pouring into the evaporation basin system, until crystallization in the Pag Saltworks on the island of Pag. It is in the form of regular small crystals of cubic structure that are white in color and contain minerals and trace elements. Most crystals are up to 1 mm in size, so 98% of all crystals pass through a sieve with an opening size of 1,3 mm. It has a concentrated salty taste without bitterness. The sea water of the Bay of Pag is extremely clean and filtered because the bottom of the Bay of Pag is rich in shellfish which are natural purifiers of the sea, so the sea water has very low values ​​of heavy metals, which are significantly lower than the average values ​​for the Mediterranean Sea. for the aquatic environment quality standard. Specificity of Pag salt In addition to Pag salt, the following were registered: Pag cheese, Lika lamb, Krk prosciutto, Baranja kulen, Lika potatoes, Drniš prosciutto Dalmatian prosciutto, Poljički soparnik / Poljički zeljanik / Poljički uljenjak, Zagorje turkey, Slavonian kulen / Slavonian kulin, Međimurje meat \ ‘z tiblice, Extra virgin olive oil Ogndar kres, Neret cabbage / Ogulin sauerkraut, Istrian prosciutto / Istrian prosciutto, Krk olive oil, Korčula olive oil, Pag lamb, Šolta olive oil, Varaždin cabbage, Slavonian honey. Croatia has a rich tradition of production and preparation of various agricultural and food products that are characterized by a special quality and traditional method of production. Although we are the youngest member state of the European Union, we can be extremely satisfied because the Republic of Croatia has 22 agricultural and food products whose name is protected as a protected designation of origin or a protected geographical indication at the level of the European Union. “Pag salt” – salt flower is a product that is formed in the initial phase of production of fine sea salt, ie during the production of thickened sea water. It has a slightly sweet taste. The texture is crispy and very brittle. The color is white to pale yellow, which is due to the presence of a larger amount of minerals. It has a specific taste, is less salty than table salt and contains more natural minerals (magnesium, calcium, potassium, iodine). The granulation of “Pag salt” – salt flower is larger than the granulation of “Pag salt” – fine sea salt, and the crystals are in the form of flakes and are easily crushed by rubbing under the fingers. The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/574 of 4 April 2019 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union yesterday. on the entry of names in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications “Pag salt”ZOI thus became protected throughout the European Union. The protection of the name “Pag salt” includes two products: small sea Salt i salt flower. In the process of registration of the label at the level of the European Union are also Istria – ZOI, Zagorski mlinci – ZOZP, Bjelovarski kvargl – ZOZP, Rudarska greblica – ZOZP and Varaždinski klipič – ZOZP.last_img

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