Sicilian Black Bee Chestnut Honey
Chestnut Honey - Sicilian Black Bee Honey
The Sicilian Black Bee Chestnut Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. Rich in mineral salts and with an intense flavor with a bitter aftertaste, chestnut honey is recommended for children and the elderly and for those suffering from anemia as it is rich in iron. It has disinfectant properties for the urinary tract and is suitable for diabetics because its sugar content is mainly due to fructose.
The first and most important producer of Sicilian Black Bee honey is Carlo Amodeo, promoter of the recognition of Sicilian Black Bee honey as a Slow Food Presidium. His company is located at the foot of the park of Monte San Calogero in Termini Imerese. Here the honey extraction takes place but the apiaries are located throughout Sicily and this allows the production of fine single-flower honeys. Amodeo's production technique consists in taking honey from the hives every week to avoid oxidation of the honey due to the high temperatures of the hive (35°C). It is cold extracted and after decanting it is placed in jars and placed in a cold room at 5°C, thus preserving all its properties.
Production zone: Sicily, province of Messina, in the mid-mountain areas
Production period: June/July
Color: from amber to very dark
Crystallization: generally absent or with large crystals
Odor: strong and penetrating, tannic
Taste: pungent at first, then more or less strongly bitter depending on the origin
Uses: with non-mature or medium-aged cheeses
Produced by Apicoltura Amodeo Carlo - Contrada Madonna Diana - Termini Imerese (PA) - Italy