Honey From Chestnut Flower Nectar
Chestnut honey is a specific type of honey where pollination occurs through the blossoms of the Chestnut tree. This variety of honey is popular in Georgian dishes and other cuisines in the Mediterranean region. The use of chestnut honey has been extended to other parts of the world in gourmet culinary audiences.
In general, honey experts recognize some unique qualities of this type of food. Chestnut based honey resists crystallization, and is rich in different minerals and tannins. It has a strong flavor that some describe as smoky. It's important to note that although some gourmet cooks use this type of honey specifically for a stronger flavor, others may find the taste repulsive. Those who are experienced in this area of the culinary world understand that different palates have different tastes, and chestnut honey needs to be used accordingly.
Specifications & Helth Benefits of Chestnut Flower Honey
Dark and spicy with a hint of smoke and leather chestnut honey – a combination of sophistication and mystery. No two are alike. Many factors affect the color and odor, including the type of chestnut, the microclimate in which it grows, type of bees and even weather conditions (in a dry summer honey saturates).The darker the honey, the stronger the smell – this general rule is subject to chestnut honey, but its flavor is even more strong than in other types of honey.
Chestnut honey – it’s quite a specific product. It is very popular in Europe. For the French, this honey is the main and the most beloved.
Honey of this kind has dark brown color, both in liquid and in crystallized form, has a faint fragrance of flowers of chestnut. The taste of this unusual honey is sharp with bitterness, which disappears after heating.
It is good for those who do not like too sweet; due to bitter taste and strong flavor it is not suitable for sweetening, but amazing for flavoring, such as baking.
Chestnut honey has the following distinctive features. First, this sort of honey has weak tendency to crystallize. It crystallizes slowly, can remain liquid through the winter and in the spring turns into a dark brown mass. When the air temperature is 19-22 degrees Celsius (66 F), it remains liquid during the year. Secondly, its composition is extremely rich. It contains a great number of salts of manganese, copper, iron, fructose and vitamins of different groups. Amount of sucrose in this honey is much higher than its content in other honeys. And thirdly, chestnut honey is characterized by the following markers: acetophenone, giving the scent of mimosa and aminoacetophenone. Humidity of honey varies between 16 and 17.5%.
The relatively high cost of this kind of honey due to low volumes of production and rarity of the chestnut tree. Italy imports chestnut honey to many countries. 10 years ago on the other side of the Atlantic, it was impossible to find it, and now it is available in a wide range of online stores specializing in the sale of food.
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