Organic Food in Herzegovina


The fertile and sunny region of Herzegovina is well known for its wine producing land and being surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Neretva.

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This land amazes with its raggily beautiful land and deep. Because of its mild climate, this place is perfect for growing fruit like figs, grapes, lemon, pomegranate, apples, cherries and even bananas.

This region has many distinctive grains, food, fruits and vegetables like polenta, collards, sheepskin cheese, prosciutto and natural honey.

Local farmers grow and sell organic food, vegetables and fruit from their own lands and gardens.

Keep in mind that choosing fresh foods can help you feel better and preserve the environment. Regardless of diet, organic foods are a smart priority.

Pomegranate is among the oldest cultivated types of fruit in Herzegovina. They are a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants, not to mention fiber and anti-inflammatory properties. In Herzegovina, you can find the pomegranate tree in almost every courtyard and garden. Fresh pomegranate can be found in gardens and shops from the mid-September to middle of November. The most cultivated variety is the Glavaš variety.

Fig is among the oldest cultivated types of fruit in the world and it comes from the mulberry family (Moraceae). The region of Herzegovina, figs are a noble kind of fruit and the varieties of Petrovača and Tenica are mostly grown.

It is also important to mention that many of the finest wines in southern Europe are produced in the small vineyards of western and southern Herzegovina.


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