Wildflower bitter honey - Millefiori amaro
Millefiori Amaro di Corbezollo is a dark colored bitter mixed flower honey. An essential ingredient of this honey comes from the flowers of the strawberry tree. This is particularly rich in polyphenols and flavonoids.
Due to the mixture with other winter flowers, the Millefiori Amaro di Corbezollo honey is somewhat milder in taste and not as bitter as the pure strawberry tree honey. Therefore, it is a delight even for more sensitive palates and the perfect introduction to the world of bitter honey.
Strawberry tree honey is produced in Sardinia and in particularly good years also in Tuscany. It has many beneficial properties due to its high antioxidant content. Versatile, it has an anti-inflammatory effect, relieves cough problems and helps with sore throats. But a cup of tea with honey can also be a boon for stomach ailments.
Like all dark-colored honeys, Millefiori Amaro di Corbezollo is rich in polyphenols and flavonoids. It seems to contain even more of them than honeydew honey (Manuka honey), which is world famous for its beneficial properties.
Meet the producer - Azienda apistica Reina
Azienda apistica Reina is a small family business in the municipality of Oliena in the Barbagia region of Sardinia, considered one of the five blue zones in the world.
Tiziana divides her time between her regular work, family and her passion - to produce the best honey in Sardinia! At least that's what I thought when I first tasted her honey.
"Our product is completely organic, we focus on quality." - she said to me - "il nostro prodotto e completamente biologico, noi puntiamo sopratutto sulla qualita."
I was immediately aware that this was another exceptional product from Sardinia. When my children were given the Millefiori di Gennargentu and the bitter Millefiori Amaro for the first time, they said to me, "Dad, this is the most delicious honey we've ever tasted" They've already eaten and tasted a lot of honey, so I knew at that moment, "This is the perfect honey for me!"
Depending on the weather, Reina produces not only the Millefiori and the Abbamelo, but also eucalyptus honey and the much appreciated and almost unique Corbezzollo and Asfodelo honey.
The small family business pays a lot of attention to nature and produces in harmony with it. So it happens that there are also years when Corbezzollo and Asfodelo are not produced. I appreciate this very much, as it is a clear sign of quality rather than quantity.
And that is exactly what distinguishes Reina and Tresmundi: Unique quality products from unique and special people.