It represents one of the most important unifloral type at national level. Large quantities are produced on the Apennines and in the mountain areas of the islands. Not all consumers like it because of its peculiar features: dark, pungent, bitterly tasted. However others love it just because of these same unique features.
Physical features: generally liquid or made of large crystals
Colour: amber like, more or less dark according to the production area.
Smell: very intense, pungent, resinous, foxy
Taste: very intense aroma, tangy at first then bitter according to the origin, tannin like.
Usage: table honey for those who do not like flat and sweet taste, ideal as flavor and taste enhancer.
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