Italian Honey of Honeydew
Characteristic caramel taste
Melata is a sugary substance produced by insects, which is found on the leaves of trees. It is a resin that is collected by bees and used to produce honeydew, in periods and in places where nectar production is scarce. The dark color resembles chestnut honey, but its texture is very dense and has an almost total absence of crystallization. From an organoleptic point of view, it has a characteristic caramel taste.
Crystallization affects almost all varieties of honey, except chestnut and acacia varieties that tend to remain liquid due to their composition. It is a natural and inevitable process for the maintenance of enzymes and vitamins and that demonstrates the absolute quality of the product. Crystallized honeys can be easily softened in a bain-marie.
|Place of production||catania plain and in the province of Enna|
from the end of June to the end of July