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SOME TYPES OF HONEY


The table of these pages lists some of the best types of Italian monofloral honey, (from a single type of flower) they  are processed in our Apiary. Of each type, we give the following information:
1
zone of harvest
2 appearance
3 scent  

4 taste
5 therapeutic properties
6 gastronomic use
As each natural product,  honey should be consumed within 12-18 months from  the date of production.

WARNING  !  !  !


Honey is mainly a sweetener


The therapeutic properties indicated (#5) point out  a helping action  using that type  of  honey, for that particular condition. Honey is not certainly a substitution for pharmaceutical medicines prescribed by a medical practitioner.




ACACIA
1
Center-northerners regions
2
Liquid light yellow, clearly transparent
3
Characteristic, slightly  of lilac
4
Sweet, perfumed, delicate
5
Tonic, detoxicate the liver
6
Sweetener for tea, coffee, yogurt

ORANGE



1
Sicily, Calabria
2
Clear Yellow
3
Cool
4
Pleasant of citrus
5
Calming, it fights  insomnia   
6
With iced tea, sweet pastry  



CHESTNUT
1 From  600 to  1000 meters of altitude
2
Compact, tawny more or less dark  
3
Intense
4
Very strong, tending to bitter
5
Help blood's circulation  
6
With pork ribs

ARBUTUS

1
Sardinia, Tuscany
2
Grey-green, with hazel tonality
3
Intense
4
Bitter, slightly resinous  
5
Diuretic and antiseptic
6
In cakes, as sweetener  for  coffee

HEATHER

1
Mediterranean
2
Reddish
3
Delicate and thin
4
Sourish but very pleasing
5
Anti-inflammatory of the respiratory ways
6
With hot milk, mulled wine,& cakes

EUCALYPTUS

1
Lazio, Calabria, Sardinia
2
Amber, dark or darker
3
Firm, aromatic, characteristic
4
Bitterish, typical, strong
5
Against fevers, colds and bronchitis
6
With bittersweet sauces



SUNFLOWER

1
Regions  of center Italy
2
 Gold yellow
3
Very soft
4
Cool, sweet,delicate
5
Re-calcification of bone
6
With black olives, sea food,broad bean



LAVENDER





1
Liguria
2
Shining gold yellow
3
Cool and fragrant
4
Very aromatic
5
Light analgesic
6
On brown bread or with  cheese



RHODODENDRON






1
Alps to 2000 meters
2
Very clear
3
Delicate
4
Slightly fruity
5
Neuroses, bronchitis, lack of appetite
6
With polenta and milk

SULLA



1
Puglia and Sardinia
2
Clear
3
Cool, sharp, flowery
4
Pleasant, aromatic
5
Indicated to cure the hepatic insufficiency
6
With chestnuts but also with goat cheese



TARASSACO
1
North-western zone
2
Live yellow, very crystallized
3
Very sharp
4
Pleasant,firm
5
Diuretic and depurative
6
With borage  in frying pan

LIME



1
Subalpine area
2
Light green, with clear yellow glares
3
Sharp flowery
4
Rather perfumed, typical
5
Sedative and soothing
6
With mulled wine

THYME

1
Sicily
2
Amber, dark or darker
3
Characteristic and intense
4
Pleasantly sharp and aromatic
5
Disinfectant of  bronchi
6
Green salads and shrimps




MOUNTAIN & HIGH MOUNTAIN

1
Alpine pastures
2
Dark color
3
Delicate
4
Typical
5
Energetic, balsamic, expectorant
6
Spread on buttered bread

MILLEFIORI (1000 FLOWERS)

1
Meadows in flower
2
Color: it depends on the origin
3
Delicate
4
Delicately aromatic
5
Tonic
6
Optimal as sweetener


Postal Address:
Abbazia S. Maria di Finalpia
17024 Finale Ligure Pia (SV) Italy
Telephone +39 019 602 301  Fax: +39 019 604 9940
updated 14 December 2019
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