Four high schools and one elementary school from Split-Dalmatia County received funds for the establishment of an innovative food product on the basis of a public call for vouchers in the amount of five thousand EUR by the Public Institution RERA S.D.
At first lighting of the first Advent candle at Gastroadvent Split, a unique event that is a promoter of the Mediterranean diet and represents a combination of nutrition, gastronomy and tourism, marking the 10th anniversary of the inclusion of the Mediterranean diet in the list of intangible UNESCO heritage, project MD.net – Mediterranean Diet presented the first in a series of five innovative food products, by the schools involved in the project.
The first product is the work of the student cooperative of high school "Antun Matijašević Karamaneo" from island Vis, who presented themselves with carob products - syrup and carob jam. It is important to emphasize that for the preparation of these products, the raw material was hand-picked from a 2000-year-old carob tree and it is the oldest carob tree in the world, as well as the fact that spring water was used to cook the syrup.
An additional ecological aspect of the development of this innovative food product is that two different products were created from the same raw material in two stages of preparation, and in this process the students made these products without any waste, they created "zero-waste" products.
The products received a complete analysis of nutritional values, and the student cooperative that worked on the design of this innovative product is ready to place them on the market.
All this shows that these are products of exceptional quality with strictly selected ingredients of local origin from the island of Vis. The final product is a combination of innovation and preservation of traditional customs and recipes specific for the island of Vis.
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