Citrus Honey is foraged by bees from plants that belong to Citrus species, such as lemon, orange, bergamot, citron, tangerine, grapefruit, lime and so on.
All citrus differs from other fruits by one characteristic: they are not climacteric. In other words, when a lemon is harvest it is not able to ripen anymore. Citrus need to stay on the plant in order to fully ripen! This is due to a hormone called ethylene able to keep the ripening after the detachment.
Anyway, both climacteric and non-climacteric fruits have one common point: without bees they would not exist.
Honeybees are essential for fruit growing, and for this and many more reasons we shall preserve them. One way to do this is by helping beekeepers, since it is also by their actions and work that bees will keep existing. Such as in this case, our producer, for Citrus honey, continuously moves his hives from one orchard to another, to help farmers and for himself, making an extraordinary honey.
Prevailing pollens and nectars guarantee by producer:
The net weight in the glass pot is standard 100 g, 250 g or 500 g.
- Taste: fruity, sweet balanced by a good acidity, persistent.
- Scent: delicate, flowery, fragrant, reminds orange flowers, quite persistent.
- Appearance: straw yellow color, becomes beige when crystallize. It crystallizes quite slowly, and when it does it’s an homogeneous crystallization, with some white marble stripes.
Our suggestion for:
- Food pairings: a good pairing is with sharp and spicy cheeses or aromatic cheese. Thanks to its sweetness, Citrus honey is able to balance these extreme tastes. Furthermore, you can also taste it on top of ice creams, fruit salad, yogurt and pannacotta, and to sweeten bake products.
How to prepare for serving: at room temperature add a table spoon of Citrus honey to one of the food pairing suggestion. Whether the honey has crystallized, let water bath for 10 minutes at 50°C.