Product included in the national list of traditional agri-food products (PAT)
Type PAT : Products of animal origin (honey, various types of dairy products except butter)
Technical data sheet of the traditional agri-food product (PAT)
Area of production: Solarino (SR)
The production of this type of honey takes place as the name suggests, starting from the nectar of the flowers of very variable plants, both spontaneous, cultivated and ornamental. The characteristics of the product are therefore extremely variable according to the different geographical areas and the production period according to the flowering plant species from which the bees collect the pollen.
Appearance of the product:
- Color: Variable, more or less dark depending on the area, the season and the flowers most present in the
- Physical state: Variable, more or less fluid or crystallized according to the flowers most present in the area.
- Smell: Variable according to the flowers most present in the
- Flavor: Variable according to the flowers most present in the
In these honeys the plant species represented are extremely variable, depending on the production area and the period of production and this obviously determines the heterogeneity of the observable pollen grains.
Absolute number of pollen grains in 10 gr. honey: highly variable, typically between 20.000 and 100.000. In some samples values <10.000 can be observed, and in others, depending on the different production areas, values> 500.000.
Representativeness class: variable.
Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region
Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero
Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily
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