Sulla Honey

Sulla honey is a particular monofloral nectar not yet well known in Italy. It has varying shades according to the consistency: from almost white to straw yellow when it crystallizes. However, it is not very recognizable by the smell which is light, floral and remotely recalls the aroma of hay. Just like the smell, the taste is delicately intoxicated by its sweetness attenuated by a slight acidity that acts as a contrast. 

The plant, from which the name originates, is obviously Sulla: a herb that when it blooms, between April and June, gives life to bright fuchsia flowers. It is widespread in areas characterized by high temperatures and in the Italian soil we find it in Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia. 

One of the capabilities that makes it useful for the environment is that of allowing nitrogen to be fixed in the soil and it is also highly appreciated by farmers for being an improving crop, which is why it joins wheat and barley. 

Sulla honey crystallizes quickly, but this should not worry because crystallization is not a sign of poor quality: it is a factor that depends on the greater presence of glucose or fructose. Its sweetening power, despite the phenomenon of crystallization making it similar to acacia honey, is inferior to the latter, which we have already seen to be one of the sweetest honeys. In addition, the minerals present are iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and manganese, and vitamins A, B, C, which are usually taken through supplements. So if there is the possibility of taking them naturally with even a single teaspoon of honey a day, why not do it? 

The characteristics that unite it to other types of honey are: 

  • purifying and detoxifying effect for our body; 
  • also suitable for skin imperfections and slight inflammations; 

And the question now is: how can you still think, after all this, that honey is a superfluous food? And why not have your own beehive and produce in total safety and autonomy your organic honey?


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