Honey of Calabria

29.6.2018

 

DELICIOUS HONEY OF CALABRIA

A must of Calabrian food is Honey, a delicious product, an authentic mediterranean piece of culture.

Main types of honey in Calabria are the following:

  • Wildflowers – ‘Miele Millefiori’
  • Eucalyptus – ‘Miele di eucalpito’
  • Fir Honeydew (Spruce & Fir)
  • Orange Blossom Calabrian
  • Strawberry Tree
  • Bergamot Flavored Honey
  • Bergamot Honey
  • Citrus – Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit
  • Chestnut Calabrian
  • Orange Tree Honey Calabrian
  • Spicy Flavored Wild Flower Honey.

Generally, it is used for the preparation of traditional sweets (Pignolata, Mustaccioli, etc…), but orange blossom Honey is employed also in folk medicine (bronchial infections). Only in recently honey has been characterized and appreciated as monofloral.

Main places of production are Amaroni (Catanzaro) Italy and San Ferdinando (Reggio Calabria), where honey is of a ‘clear’ or ‘dark’ quality.

 

CHESTNUT HONEY

This kind of honey  is perfect  with  Pecorino cheeses or with semi aged Pecorino, flavoured with Balsamic Vinegar.

The production comes from a very big diffusion of the chestnut trees, which often represent the wilder part of the region, both far from the sea and best-preserved. The rich woods of Chestnut cover great extensions of the land.

This environment is pure and without traces of pollution, so that in summer swarms of bees release tons of wonderful nectar, which is perfect for delicious contrasts between aged cheeses and meat dishes.

Namely, this honey is full of impalpable grains of chestnut pollen and these give it a flavor decidedly particular, moderately sweet and bitter aftertaste.

The presence of pollen is due to the chestnut blossom, not particularly beautiful, but long with a sharp smell, sticky to the touch, rich in pollen and nectar, which, depending, on the altitude is everywhere in the months of June and July.

The outcome is a Chestnut honey very rich in fructose, which crystallizes only after a long time, dark  (from brown to black), strong, intense, tannic and woody.

 

“MILLEFIORI” HONEY

Usually, this treasure of thousand of flowers, patiently elaborated by swarms of bees, is moderately sweet and wonderful  with semi aged Pecorino, for example Mount Poro or Pecorino of Crotone.

The quality of this clear honey comes from a slow creation by spontaneous roaming of bees collecting the nectar from several floral sources.

The wildflower meadows of Calabria are the place where bees search wildflower floral sources. The natural conditions vary during the year, so that the taste of wildflower honey slightly differs from year to year.

Spicy Crushed Sausage: technical info

22.6.2018

SHAPE:

Group of crushed sausages, rounded at the ends of about 1.9 kg. Red color.

INGREDIENTS:
-Pork
-Salt
-Spicy pepper
-Spices, natural aromas
-Dextrose
-Fennel
-E 301 antioxidant
-E 250, Conservative
-E 252 Conservative

PRODUCTIVE PROCESS:

Grinding meat. Dough with ingredients. Bagging. Seasoning.

MINIMUM HOLDING TIME (TMC)

  • Under Empty: 120 dd
  • Recommended storage conditions,  Temperature: +3/+6°C
  • Transport temperature +5/+7°C
  • Shelf life 120 dd

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Proteins: 28.74%
  • Carbohydrates: 1.20%, of which Sugars 0.35%.
  • Fat: 29.08%, of which Saturated 10.40%
  • Salt 3.22%
  • Energy value: 382 Kcal or 1585 Kjoule.

ALLERGEN LIST (usually absent):

-Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, oats barley, spelled, kamut or their hybridized strains)
-Crustaceans or crustaceans
-Eggs and egg products
-Fish and fish products
-Peanuts and peanut products
-Soya and soy products
-Milk and milk products
-Nuts
-Molluscs and mollusc products
-Lupine and lupine based products