The Tuscan Helichrysum Honey is actually a wildflower honey, embellished directly by the bees, with essential oils taken from the Helichrysum flower. These oils give the honey a distinctive and intense aroma reminiscent of spices. This fragrance is also clear to the taste. Honey with a slightly bitter aftertaste. It is excellent on cheeses or, to best enjoy its unique characteristics, on slices of toasted bread. The Helichrysum plant is a perennial aromatic bushy with lignified base and herbaceous aerial part that renews every year. The linear leaves are similar to those of rosemary and covered with a whitish patina that gives off a strong and pleasant aroma. The flowers appear in late spring until September October and have a characteristic yellow color. It is a typical plant of the Mediterranean scrub that prefers uncultivated land, stony ground and sandy soils, well exposed to the sun.
SPECIFIC NOTES:It has a characteristic and intense aroma reminiscent of spices. It has expectorant, anti-asthmatic, antihistamine, antioxidant, draining and anti-inflammatory properties. Helichrysum is widely used both in cosmetics to produce creams, bubble baths and perfumes, as it has a pleasant spicy smell as well as emollient properties, and in medicine.
ORIGIN:Between Florence and Siena, on the hills that gently descend from the ancient Romanesque church of Santo Stefano a Campoli towards the villages of Mercatale in Val di Pesa and Montefiridofi (300 m asl).
PRODUCER: I Greppi di Silli farm Miciolo di Alfani Giuliano & Anna Soc. Agr. Soc. Semplice Via Vallacchio 19 50026 FI
METHOD OF STORAGE:At room temperature, away from sources of heat, light and humidity. Expiry date 18 months after packaging. Once opened, honey can be stored outside the refrigerator at a temperature not exceeding 20 and away from light. The high sugar content naturally present in this product prevents bacterial multiplication and the deterioration process..
RECOMMENDED COMBINATIONS: Ideal in the classic breakfast on rusks. Sportspeople consume honey. Before, during and after a competition, it strengthens the muscles, increases endurance and promotes recovery. It is particularly indicated in the diet for children, in fact, unlike sugar, it favors the fixation of mineral salts; excellent to combine withcheeses.
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