Sardinian strawberry tree honey

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Selected Sardinian Strawberry tree honey (1 x 250g)

 


FORMAT: Tasting Set 250g

DESCRIPTION

Enjoy this selected Sardinian Traditional Strawberry tree honey (miele di corbezzolo) made by La bottega del miele. Its late flowering does not make honey production particularly easy.  Uni-floral honey can only be obtained where the activity of bees continues even during autumn. Almost only in Sardinia are the conditions necessary to obtain this highly prized honey. Strawberry tree honey has an amber color when liquid, while it changes to a hazelnut-brown color with gray-green tones when it crystallizes. Crystallization, a completely natural process that affects almost all types of honey, occurs rather quickly and with very fine crystals. Its texture becomes soft and creamy. The flavor is perhaps the most characteristic note of this honey. Both aroma and smell are very strong, intense and pungent. The nose recalls the scent of ivy leaves, coffee grounds, cocoa beans, rhubarb and gentian. The adjective most used to describe it, however, is certainly “bitter”. This peculiarity makes it truly niche honey and reserved for the admirers of this very particular taste

HEALTH BENEFITS

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Strawberry tree honey (miele di corbezzolo), is very rich in antioxidants, especially polyphenols and flavonoids, it is also an important anti-inflammatory and, like other types of honey, it is very useful for combating coughs, sore throats and various seasonal diseases. It has beneficial effects in favor of the urinary tract and has astringent and purifying properties. It seems that its effect is far superior to that of Manuka honey, famous worldwide for its incredible beneficial properties.
CERTIFICATES & VALUE

CERTIFICATES & VALUE

  • Careful and refined selection of typical Italian food products.
  • Authentic manufacturing process

 

TASTING

TASTING

This honey is recommended for the preparation of:

  • Pancake with strawberry tree honey and pineaples for 4 to 6 people
    • Preparation: Easy, 65’
    • Recipe: available here 
    • In this kit: Strawberry tree honey
    • You will need: 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled), 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 piece Medium Size Ripe Pineapple, 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup strawberry tree honey, 12 strawberry and mint optional.

Alternative tasting tips for strawberry tree honey:

  • as this honey is considered bitter, it is advisable to consume in combination with roasted cheeses, such as Scivu goat cheese; it is also excellent for giving an extra touch of flavor meat such as pork fillet (in this case we suggest to cook the meat in a pan with the onion and a drizzle of oil, add a glass of white wine and once it has evaporated and reached the desired cooking point, add a teaspoon of honey, mix everything and serve).
STORAGE

STORAGE

  • Strawberry tree honey (miele di corbezzolo) Honey tends to crystallize under a certain temperature, we recommend storing it in a place with a temperature not lower than 20 °C, otherwise, before use, heat in a bain-marie until the right consistency is reached.
PRODUCER

PRODUCER

Sardinia Blue Zone

About

Authentic 100% Sardinian products

Authentic Sardinian products selected by our local food & wine expert, Maurizio Stara Sardinia Blue Zone's assorted packages are all made in Sardinia according to local tradition, to bring the best of Sardinian diet, a key to the longevity of the inhabitants of this wild and magnificent island. Through the use of a few genuine and also 100% local ingredients, freshness and quality are guaranteed. All products are tested in the kitchen by Sardinian gastronomic experts. These are authentic food products with a short supply chain.

REGION

REGION

Sardinia

About this region

Sardinia, or Sardegna, its Italian name, is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and it is its second largest island, after Sicilia. It´s a land where ancient traditions, natural contrasts, colours and intense flavours always conquer every single visitor.

Sardinian cuisine has the encharming of simplicity: genuine ingredients with strong flavours. It's possible to appreciate this culinary identity by trying several products such as Pecorino and Fiore Sardo cheeses, the Carciofo Spinoso (artichoke), Zafferano (saffron) and Bottarga (salted, cured fish roe). Wines are another way to discover the best tastes of Sardinia as each territory has one that characterizes it.

This foodie tour wouldn't be complete without mentioning some of the typical pasta dishes. In Sardinia, pasta lovers can choose between dried pasta fregola and malloreddus and fresh pasta like culurgiones, filindeu and lorighittas. But there also authentic sardinian recipes based on meat and fish, such as suckling pig, lamb or goat, cordula (goat's intestines), entrails of lamb, boiled mutton, char-grilled eels, crustaceans, sea bass, sea bream and tuna cooked as many ways as you can imagine. The extra condiment of each preparation is the high quality.

LEARN MORE

LEARN MORE

 

Strawberry tree honey

  • Is created when wild honeybees collect nectar from the beautiful but rare evergreen shrub, arbutus unedo, also known as the strawberry tree. While this evergreen is not uncommon, there are few in the world large enough to support wild beehives.
    That being said, Sardinia’s Mediterranean coast is home to an astonishing number of grand ancient strawberry trees housing wild hives. Strawberry tree honey has been used by Sardinians since ancient times, for both its truly unique taste, as well as, its remarkable therapeutic properties.
  • Is not only praised by those who know it for its therapeutic properties, but also for its unique culinary flavor.
  • Offers a strong, often bitter, and decisive flavor largely influenced by both its origin and age. Initially a viscous and creamy texture, with a dark amber color, and hints of bitter herbs, green ivy, and ground coffee. A truly unique ingredient to have in the kitchen.

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