Chestnut Honey - Artisanal Honey Polline D'Oro - 2x500 g
Chestnut Honey 2x500g
Artisanal by Polline D'Oro from the Alessandria Natural Park in Piedmont Italy
it is characterized by a particularly bitter aftertaste, indicating the presence of flavonoids, natural antioxidants that counteract the action of free radicals and therefore cellular ageing.
Chestnut honey is one of the main national productions but has struggled to establish itself in the tastes of those who buy it, both for its dark colour and for its strong and bitter aroma. Only since the 1980s did it begin to have its market.
Today chestnut honey is one of the kinds of honey most used in cooking but also pairing with specially aged cheeses (pecorino, goat cheese), but also with ricotta.
Chestnut honey tends to remain liquid, due to the strong fructose component. Any crystallization is very slow, not always regular. The colour is dark amber, with reddish-greenish hues in liquid; if crystallized, it assumes a brown colour. Both the smell and the aroma are intense, it is not very sweet, bitter, very persistent.
The chestnut trees needed to make my chestnut honey are located in the Alessandria national park, far from any pollution and urbanization.
It came in second place in the competition "Typical Piedmontese honey Franco Marletto".
it is considered a powerful antibacterial and it is customary to use it to soothe the cough and sore throat.
It is clear that to benefit from its properties, honey must be raw and must not have undergone industrial adulteration.
Be wary of imitations and buy Italian products, locally produced, checked and traceable.
Polline d'Oro - Company description:
Artisan beekeeper Simone Pozzi is the owner of "Polline d’Oro", a small company in the municipality of Lerma, in Alessandria province (piedmont, Italy.
Simone is a former monk who, during his stay in several monasteries, has practised hours of work in the care of their crops, thus inheriting from his confreres the passion and respect for nature.
He has been producing honey and chestnut pollen for over 10 years. Its apiaries are located on the Piedmontese Apennines, on the border with Liguria, in an uncontaminated expanse, far from factories, conventional crops and urbanized areas, thus meeting the well-being of its bees that can feed on the nectar of a high variety of plants.
We are located exactly in the municipality of Lerma, in the province of Alessandria, Piedmont.
The production takes place in full respect of its bees, their rhythms and the coincidence between the flowering of the plants (and therefore the availability of pollen) and the climatic conditions. This means that his is not a standard production like industrial production, but is the result of the occurrence and coincidence of these conditions. Such as difficult-to-produce cherry honey, as temperatures are very low at the moment of cherry blossom and this causes difficulty for the bees to get out of the hive. This makes its product rare and precious.
In January 2021, the conversion into organic production certified by the ICEA control body will be made official.
Simone produces along with the bees:
- From trees and flowers of cherry, chestnut, honeydew, wildflower, heather,
- acacia with chilli pepper, wildflower with whole saffron pistils, rhododendron);
- pistachio saffron;
- flake propolis;
- Royal jelly.
The stock varies according to the conditions mentioned above and the natural succession of climatic impediments.
|Altitude (meters above sea level)||400|
|Type of Honey||CHESTNUT|
|Apis mellifera subspecies||Apis mellifera ligustica|
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