SULLA HONEY

The rare honey of SULLA from Abruzzo come from Hedysarum coronarium plant.
The term “coronarius” refers to the idea of a crown, referring to the flower with its petals that form a crown and the word “sulla” refers to the Spanish term “zulla” used to describe this plant native to Spain. Sulla is a forage crop that grows wild in the hills of southern Italy, adapting better than any other plant to the clay. The colour of sulla honey varies from white to pale yellow; crystallizes a few months after harvest, forming a compact and pasty mass. The smell is very faint, floral, slightly hay and the taste is sweet and slightly acidic.
The variety of Abruzzo is full of mineral nutrients and slightly bitter, perfect in combination with the variety “Lara” walnut, collected in Polesine.
This nut has a meaty kernel with a low-fat, taste particularly sweet and fresh and with a skin not astringent.
The nut was widespread in the Mediterranean basin since prehistoric times. The Greeks and Romans used it extensively, so that the scientific name “Juglans regia” means “acorn of Jupiter”, that is the fruit of the gods.
In the Mediterranean diet the trees play a very important role: it is the most important source of omega 3 fatty acids that play a key role in preventing cardiovascular disease.