Forest honeydew – Honeydew honey
Honeydew is a sugary substance secreted by small insects (aphids, cochineals, psyllids, etc.) that feed on tree sap. It is a product very rich in substances such as minerals and sugars and is a useful source of nutrition for many insects, including bees.
For the latter, honeydew is an important resource for their sustenance, especially in those periods of the year when flowering has already ended.
Once the bees have collected this precious sugary substance, they introduce it into the hive and transform it into honey. This is how honeydew honey, also known as forest honey, is produced. Some of its characteristics differentiate it from the common honey made from nectar.
First of all, it is much less sweet than other honeys because it has less sugar. On the palate it may recall the bark and has a bitterish aftertaste that may recall the taste of the soil.
Honeydew honey is rich in beneficial properties and that is why it is a very precious food for our diet. In particular, it has a strong antiseptic and antibacterial action.
Like the other types of honey, it has strong antibacterial properties and is particularly recommended for relieving colds, sore throat, cough and, in general, diseases involving the respiratory system.
It is an excellent source of energy for athletes and can be used to supplement a lack of mineral and oligomineral salts.
100% Italian honey
Nutritional values per 100 g of product
Energy value: 1270kJ/304kcal
of which sugars: 80.3g
of which saturated: 0g
Not very sweet, with a highly aromatic flavour, it’s reminiscent of some spices such as cloves, liquorice and pepper.
Produced in limited quantities by an artisanal process. Cold-extracted and not heat-treated.
No added sugar, without preservatives and colour additives.
This product should not be given to children under 12 months old.
Recyclable and reusable glass packaging.
Keep it in a cool, dry place, away from light.