Honeysuckle Honey is named after the herbaceous plant from which bees extract nectar (Hedysarum coronarium). This plant belongs to the family Leguminosae. Honey is extracted from it in different parts of Italy, but Sicilian products are an eccellence thanks to the production of unifloral honey.
Honeysuckle honey has a light colour, similar to Lavender. When it crystallises – after some months – its colour tends to turn white. It has a mild flavour and a delicate scent, with a pleasant vegetable note. Honeysuckle honey also has diuretic and laxative properties and contributes to bowel regularity.
Some words and expression used to describe it:
delicate scent, beacause its main feature is
the absence of strong smell; in general, it smells like honey, vegetables, straw or dry grass. Taste: not particularly sweet nor sour. It crystallises after some months, forming a solid mass with medium or fine crystals. Colour: very light or pale yellow when liquid,
white or ivory when crystallised.