Salt marsh honey
Salt marsh honey is typical of the lagoon areas where there are barene (sandbars), dry land strips within or close to the lagoon that border with the brackish water. It derives from Limonium flowers, commonly known as “fiorella di barena” (sea-lavender or marsh- rosemary), that blooms between late June and mid September.
Look and taste
Salt marsh honey is of medium consistency and opaque yellowish colour, sometimes turning to hazel. It crystallizes quickly, with fine crystals. The flavour is unmistakable: sweet at first, then the savoury (due to the high iodine content) and the balsamic accents emerge, ending up with a bitter note.
To the table
Salt marsh honey has energizing properties and is rich in minerals, active substances and enzymes; balsamic and excellent for the respiratory tract, it is used as a sweetener or paired with crustaceans or fresh cheeses.