On 25 August, an application was published in the Official Journal of the European Union for a PDO for the ‘Nuez de Pedroso’ from Spain. The application states that the defined geographical area is continuous and homogeneous, covering a total area of 1 163 km2 and including 38 municipalities belonging to the Autonomous Community of Rioja.
According to the application, ‘Nuez de Pedroso’ refers to walnuts harvested from plantations and individual trees of the Juglans regia L. species and presented for consumption as dried walnuts in their shell (which only need to be shelled before they can be eaten) or walnut kernels (from which the shell and inner partitions have been removed). These walnuts have a higher antioxidant content than walnuts from other areas, ensuring a minimum antioxidant activity level of 115 μmol Trolox/g according to the DDPH assay method (± 10 %). ‘Nuez de Pedroso’ walnuts have high oxidative stability, which means they have a shelf life of more than a year without spoiling.
This publication confers the right to oppose the application pursuant to Article 51 of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council within three months from the date of the publication.
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