The Commission of Traditional Foods of the Balearic Islands, an advisory body to the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheriesand Food, approved last Wednesday the inclusion of Flor de Sal d'Es Trenc in the catalog of traditional foods of the Balearic Islands.
The meeting was attended by the Director General ofAgriculture, Livestock and Rural Development, Gabriel Torrens, and other department heads of the Regional Ministry, as well as a representative of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and representatives of all the island councils.
With this new inclusion, Mallorca has a total of 14 foods in the catalog, including Mallorcan ensaimada, Mallorcan black pork'porcella', Mallorcan 'gató', wine from Binissalem, Pla y Llevant, Mallorca and Serrade Tramuntana-North and herbs and Palo de Mallorca, to name a few.
The catalog contains 25 registered food products fromall the islands. Once this inclusion is published in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (BOIB), there will be a total of 26. It was created in 2004 with the aim of preserving the gastronomic heritage of the Balearic Islands and includes typical and traditional foods of the islands. A product is understood as a traditional food of the islands if at least 30 years of production, processing or marketing in the archipelago are accredited.
Flor de Sal d'Es Trenc is anatural sea salt that crystallizes on the surface of the salt ponds and is harvested by hand in the Salinas d'Es Trenc in Mallorca.