The Slovenia Times

Ham from Prekmurje and Piran Salt Joining List of EU-Protected Products


Prekmurska šunka, a smoked and dried ham made from a fresh hind leg of pork in the area of Prekmurje in north-eastern Slovenia, has been added to the list of food products with protected geographical indications (PGIs).

Prekmurska šunka is known for a specific mix of spices and needs dry and cold winters to mature successfully.

Piranska sol, which received protected designation of origin (PDO) status, is sea salt from the saltpans of Sečovlje and Strunjan on the Slovenian cost.

It is produced according to a more than seven-century old tradition. The salt is harvested on a daily basis and produced on a natural base of algae and minerals known as "petola", which makes it purer and whiter, the European Commission wrote.

Other Slovenian products on the protected list include idrijski žlikrofi dumplings, prekmurska gibanica pastry, pumpkin seed oil from the region of Štajersko and Prekmurje, kraški pršut prosciutto, kraški zašink dried meat from the Kras region and kraški med honey.


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