Istria declared the best olive oil-producing region in the world for the fifth year in a row

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The Istrian peninsula, located in north-west Croatia, has been declared the best olive oil-producing region in the world by leading guide Flos Olei for the fifth year in a row. The world's most influential guide to olive oil rates oil and producers from around the world, and reviews only the top 500 in 53 countries.

Flos Olei is the leading international extra virgin olive oil guide published in English and Italian. Flos Olei have included 79 extra virgin olive oils from Istria in their 2020 edition. No other olive oil producing region has had so many of its oils included in the guide. This year, three Istrian extra virgin olive oils scored a mighty 98 points out of 100. They were Ipša, Mate and Oleum Viride (Olea B.B).

The guide presents the best 500 olive oils in the world as judged by their panel of experts. The olive oils come from 50 countries on five continents. Outside Istria, olive oils from island of Krk and Dalmatia were included.

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