This honey is produced from the nectar of the flowers of the chestnut plant. Chestnut honey is one of the darkest honeys, the color of which is a very intense brown, which sometimes turns out to be tending to black. The smell is often described as acrid, pungent, very strong. The taste reflects its scent and is often called bitter and incisive.
A rather liquid honey, which hardly crystallizes. The presence of flavonoids and polyphenols give it interesting antioxidant effects. A honey very rich in mineral salts, such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium and manganese. It also boasts a good concentration of pollen, a source of protein, thanks to which it looks like a very nutritious honey. For this reason, it is a very useful source of energy for athletes, children and the elderly.
Tips for use:
Chestnut honey is highly appreciated in combination with very mature cheese, roast pork or white meat.