The European Commission announced yesterday that it had approved the application to enter ‘Paška sol’ and ‘Cebreros’ in the Community Register of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO).
The fine sea salt ‘Paška sol’ is non-ground sea salt obtained from the seawater of the Pag Bay which continuously pours into an evaporation pool system until it crystallises in the Pag island salt pans. It takes the form of small, regular, cube-shaped crystals which are white in colour and contain minerals and trace elements.
Most of the crystals are up to 1 mm in size, so that > 98 % of all crystals can pass through a sieve with a mesh size of 1,3 mm. It has a concentrated, salty, bitter-free taste.
From Croatia 🇭🇷 Paška sol has now joined the EU register of protected designation of origins (PDO)!
Produced in the salt pans in the Pag Bay, the protected name ‘Paška sol’ covers a fine sea salt and flower of salt.
— EU Agriculture🌱 (@EUAgri) 11. travnja 2019.
‘Paška sol’ is produced in the salt pans of Pag in the Pag Bay, surrounded from all sides with the land of the Pag
island. Pag Bay is connected to the waters of the Velebit Channel by Pag Strait. The Pag salt pans are 3 km from
the town of Pag and lie within the administrative boundaries of Zadar County.
The specific characteristics of ‘Paška sol’ result from the climatic conditions of the defined geographical area and
the fact that the Pag salt pans are in an isolated location, far from any heavy industry or agricultural activity.
The entire area of the island of Pag is distinctive, primarily because it is an island, and the salt pans are located in
the particularly distinctive setting of Pag Bay, surrounded from all sides by the land mass of the island. In addition,
transportation of the salt produced out of there is quite easy, as Pag is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
The defined geographical area enjoys a predominantly mild Mediterranean climate with low precipitation and over 2 500 hours of sunshine a year. The mild Mediterranean climate brings dry and hot summers and mild and wet winters.
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