How much do we think about honey apart from knowing that it is made by honeybees and has some health benefits? Here are a few things that work in favour of the Olea Europaea Chestnut Honey:
Chestnut honey is exceptionally high in antioxidants and has distinct anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help battle infections.
Apart from being a great choice of sweetener for baked desserts, chestnut honey also works well in savory food. Try using it in a marinade for roasts with warm spices such as dried ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and chili—potato wedges baked in this marinade are absolutely irresistible!
High fructose content in chestnut honey implies a very slow crystallization as compared to other honeys.
While we look for a golden-amber colour when buying most honeys, in the case of chestnut honey, the darker the better it is. The OleaEuropaea Chestnut Honey is a rich dark brown with caramel tones, making it a carefully curated product, one that we are very proud to share!
Chestnut honey also contains trace minerals and iron and Vitamins B and C. These help regulate respiration and strengthen the gastro-intestinal tract. This, in turn, strengthens the immune system and promotes overall health.
Honey must, ideally, be kept away from pasteurization and heat as this destroys its natural nutritive properties. Chestnut honey is raw, unpasteurized and untouched by heat thereby retaining its healing properties and its distinctive aromatic flavour profile.
Chestnut honey pairs very well with ricotta, gorgonzola and other mature cheeses. Simply drizzle some on top of the cheese and arrange on a cheese platter surrounded by fresh figs, red grapes, pears or apples. Candied oranges make a great addition to the platter as do toasted nuts such as pecans, walnuts, almonds, and pine nuts.
Use chestnut honey in deep flavoured desserts such as a chocolate cake or mousse, coffee-flavoured desserts, or in plum tarts. A hint of fresh thyme or rosemary will accentuate the floral notes of the honey in fruity desserts.
Simply drizzle some chestnut honey over toast slathered with salted butter or even nut butter, and you are in for an indulgent tasting yet perfectly healthy breakfast!