Monofloral honeys

Monofloral honeys

Produced throughout Italy, the Alpine meadows are regarded as the most typical source area

  • color the absolute light
  • crystallization absent
  • smell absent
  • taste very delicate , vanilla and velvety properties and uses laxative, anti-inflammatory for the throat , useful against stomach acid . It is a very delicate honey and do not mind anyone , widely used as a sweetener

It blooms in June and July and comes from a weed of Chinese origin, now present throughout Italy

  • Color light
  • Smell medium intensity
  • Taste fruity
  • Properties and uses sweetener

Typical of the Mediterranean, in areas of Puglia and Sicily the are mono floral honey.

  • Color light
  • Smell weak and delicate
  • Taste floral, reminiscent of the scent of almond

Typical of the Mediterranean area.

  • Color very light
  • Crystallization very slow
  • Smell weak
  •  Taste floral and vegetal
  • Properties and uses sweeten bananas and strawberries

Unifloral honey typical of Sicily and Sardinia.

  • Color medium dark
  • Smell vegetal and roasted
  • Taste vegetable and similar to the seed of the plant

Product is close to crops , both by the typical wild cherry tree.

  • Color from amber to dark
  • Crystallization slowly and small
  • Smell scent of caramelized almond , cherry pit
  • Taste sweet and fragrant
  • Properties and uses useful to sweeten milk and herbal teas and great energizing

Produced in all the country of Italy, in the mountain areas

  • Color dark, nearly black
  • Crystallization absent
  • Smell intense , aromatic, tannic , of rotten apple or Marseille soap
  • Taste strong and aromatic, with a bitter aftertaste Properties and uses much loved by those not seeking sweet flavors . very special pairing with cheese , bread and butter and pork

It blooms in April, May and June. I know you can find a unifloral honey  in Puglia.

  • Color light
  • Crystallization slow
  • Smell weak
  • Taste weak
  • Properties and uses widely used by athletes and those undergoing intensive physical efforts

The production is in the center of Italy.

  • Color pale gold
  • Crystallization quite quick
  • Smell medium intensity
  • Taste sweet, balsamic caramel, slightly spicy
  • Properties and uses disinfectant for the stomach and calming for migraines

Product in the Italy southern center, where the eucalyptus is often used as a hedge

  • Color  amber to grey
  • Crystallization very small and regular
  • Smell like wet dog, Parmesan, wet asphalt, dried mushrooms, bouillon cubes, licorice
  • Taste intense, similar to the English liquorice candies
  • Properties and uses sedative for coughs, pesticide, aromatic, antiseptic.
    Much loved in combination with cheese as Parmesan and pecorino

Production of many region of Italy.

  • Color amber , tending to yellow and green
  • Crystallization absent
  • Smell plant smell, like jam or green tomatoes
  • Taste very little sweet taste of dried plums and malt
  • Properties and uses used instead of the caramel thanks to its resistance to heat . It is suitable to sweeten yogurt and milk

It blooms between May and June and can give origin to unifloral honeys in central Italy.

  • Color amber
  • Smell medium intensity
  • Taste weak, with a caramelized note
  • Properties and uses diuretic and detoxifying

The production of honey floral ones derived from rapeseed plantations, very common in Germany for example.

  • Color  amber when liquid, grayish beige when crystallized
  • Crystallization fast and very small
  • Smell plants and sulphurous substances
  • Taste milky notes and refreshing sensation due to the crystals
  • Properties and uses very useful to detoxify the liver

Produced the fall after rainy summers in Tuscany and Sardinia,

  • Color amber
  • Crystallization irregular and fast
  • Smell pungent odor, similar to coffee grounds
  • Taste very bitter
  • Properties and uses recommended for those suffering from intestinal inflammation. It is used as a sweetener in coffee and is often used in liquors and low alcohol drinks. Very good with ricotta, pecorino or ravioli stuffed with cheese

Producied almost in all over Italy, grown a lot in recent years along with the spread of the colture.

  • Color bright yellow
  • Crystallization variable but always quick
  • Smell light, similar to the straw or the wax
  • Taste grassy, refreshing, similar to melted sugar
  • Properties and uses antineuralgic, febrifuge, recommended against cholesterol. It is suitable to sweeten, especially the traditional sweets that require the use of a large amount of honey as a nougat

It is produced mainly in Sardinia and in the sea areas

  • Color amber to yellow
  • Crystallization quick
  • Smell floral
  • Taste floral and fruity

The different types of thyme from Italian spontaneous flora participating in the composition of many multiflorals honeys. But the unifloral thyme honey is produced in Sicily, in the mountainous areas of the interior.

  • Color since there are many varieties of thyme plant it is difficult to have a unifloral honey, hne there is only one product in the mountain area of Sicily
  • Crystallization variable
  • Smell floral and chemical, is very reminiscent of the scent of thyme plant
  • Taste similar to the smell
  • Properties and uses antispasmodic, febrifuge, sanitizer respiratory system. It used to sweeten the greek yogurt for example, or even tweak to marinate the raw meat and fish

The production comes mainly from citrus groves of southern Italy and the islands.

  • Color from very light when liquid, to white when crystallized
  • Crystallization crystals large and sandy
  • Smell intense, reminiscent of the flowers
  • Taste intense aroma, fruity and floral
  • Properties and uses It promotes sleep, soothing and relaxing. Great on toast and sweetening tea and herbal teas