Sicilian Black Bee Honey
Sicilian Black Bee honey is a Sicilian nectar that became a Slow Food Presidium thanks to the beekeeper Carlo Amodeo. In fact, he has avoided the extinction of the Sicilian Black Bee, a subspecies of the African black bee with respect to which it is more docile, and has promoted the reintroduction of this precious species in those areas of western Sicily where there is less possibility of contamination of the honey. It is cold and hand extracted. It is a precious honey for its high content of polyphenols, antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal substances not found in other types of honey.
The Sicilian Black Bee Acacia Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. It is a very sweet and delicate spring honey, with a straw yellow color. Highly digestible, it is sought after by diabetics because its sugar content is mainly due to fructose and therefore does not require insulin for its metabolization. It is also recommended for children.
Slow Food Presidium, Sicilian Black Bee Eucalyptus Honey is a summer honey with balsamic and disinfectant properties. It is widely used to treat coughs, colds and laryngeal pharyngeal infections. It is a sweetly aromatic and balsamic honey. Eucalyptus honey can have a strong woody aftertaste but this version has a beautifully rounded mellow flavour with a subtle complex finish. Dark amber when warm and sets to a thick fine crystalline structure when cold.
Sicilian Black Bee Thyme Honey is a Slow Food Presidium. It is a summer honey produced in the Ragusa area, from an aromatic plant widespread in the eastern Mediterranean. Thanks to its balsamic properties, thyme honey is a Sicilian nectar indicated for throat inflammations but it is also a powerful natural antiseptic for problems of the urinary and intestinal tract.