According to the Istria Tourism Board (HTZ) this year's edition of the ''Flos Olei 2017'' catalogue has included olive growers and olive oil makers from Istria which was declared the best olive growing region in the world.
The ''Flos Olei 2017'' an Italian-English world guide for extra virgin olive oils has included 60 olive growers and olive oil makers from the largest Croatian peninsula of Istria which accounted for 12 percent in the global community of extra virgin olive oil makers.
For the seventh edition of the ''Flos Olei'' catalogue around 1,800 olive oils from all around the globe were evaluated and Istria was again the most represented world region with ten more olive oils than in 2015.
The Croatian region was followed by the Italian region of Tuscany with 59 olive oils included in the catalogue, whilst the Spanish region of Andalusia placed as the third with 49 olive oils.
Ten olive oil makers from Istria won 95-100 points out of a maximum of 100 points and their olive oils made it to the "really excellent olive oils" category, whilst 17 oil makers won 90-94 points and their oils were categorized as "excellent olive oils".