Korcula olive oil awarded EU Protected Designation of Origin status

Olive oil from Korcula island is a Croatian food product that have been entered in the European Union register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications.

The decision entered into force on 05.10.2016 when it was published in the EU’s Official Journal.

Korcula olive oil, or “Korculansko maslinovo ulje“, is an extra-virgin olive oil obtained directly from the fruit of the olive tree solely by mechanical means.

The basic raw materials for producing “Korculansko maslinovo ulje” are olives of the indigenous cultivars “Lastovka” and “Drobnica”, either by themselves or in combination with each other and comprising at least 80% of the product.

The production area of “Korculansko maslinovo ulje” comprises the entire island of Korcula. (source: Hina)

photo: Eko Skoj Olives

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