One of the indispensable tastes of Black Sea’s Ordu province, pickled taflan was given a geographical indication registration certificate.
The application made to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office with the title of “Geographical Indication and Traditional Product” for “Taflan Pickle” prepared by using water and salt from taflan fruit, also known as black nut and Laz cherry in the region, was accepted on May 16, 2022.
In the written statement made by Ordu Metropolitan Municipality, it was stated that the number of products registered with taflan pickles and geographical indications in the province increased to 8 and it was stated that the studies carried out to rise the brand value and recognition of the products specific to the region continue uninterrupted.
Ahmet Ultav, Head of Agriculture and Livestock Services Department, whose evaluations are included in the statement, noted that taflan fruit gives pickles its unique flavour and aroma with its sour and bitter taste and underlined that unlike other regions, pickles of many plants are made in Ordu province.
Noting that the geographical indication studies are continuing, Ultav explained that they have applied for geographical indications for local products such as roasted melocan, Mesudiye dry bread (Golit), clumsy mihlama, galdirik roast, Ordu pita bread and Ordu hazelnut burma dessert.
In Ordu, Kabataş halva, Persembe walnut halva, Ordu plateau beet pickle, Akkus sugar bean, Ordu kiwi, Ordu toast and Yalıköy meatballs received geographical indication registration certificates so far.