‘Serra da Estrela’ Heather Honey with Elderberry
Heather honey, from Serra da Estrela, Portugal, with a remarkable aroma and flavor, is a source of energy due to its natural sugar content. A honey suitable for people who prefer less sweet products.
The elderberry has been defined as the guardian of health since antiquity. It has a strong coloring power, giving the bluish/violet color to the products to which it is added. Elderberry also has a very high level of antioxidant activity and a high content of polyphenols that make it the most antioxidant of honeys.
Ideal for replenishing energy at the end of the day, accompanying a crepe or for preparing a relaxing drink, ice cream or yogurt topping.
Honey from Portugal winner of the international design award Red Dot Design Award 2017.
Use as a sweetener for tea, coffee or milk, or as a topping for natural yoghurts, cured and fresh cheeses, pancakes, crepes or scones.
Ideal for sweet and sour sauces for meats or salads, grilled shrimp and in the preparation of cocktails.
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Honey (98%) and elderberry (2%).
Average nutritional information per 100 g / 3.53 oz: Energy 1244 kJ / 297 kcal ; Fats 0.0 g / 0.0 oz , of which saturated fat acids 0.0 g / 0.0 oz ; Carbohydrates 75.0 g / 2.7 oz , of which sugars 74.7 g / 2.6 oz ; Proteins 0.5 g / 0.0 oz ; Salt 0.0 g / 0.0 oz.
Origin of raw materials
The bees of the species Apis mellifera Iberica collect this honey with a very dark and amber tone, marked aroma and flavor, with a slight astringency, typical of heather nectar.
The elderberry has been defined as the guardian of health since antiquity. Originally from Central and Southern Europe, it was taken by the Portuguese and Spanish to the “new world” where it acclimatized in numerous countries. In Portugal, it is found spontaneously throughout the country, with a higher incidence in the North, in the Varosa region (municipalities of Tarouca, Armamar, Lamego, Tabuaço and Moimenta da Beira).
With a dark red pigment, it has a strong coloring power, giving the products to which they are added a bluish/violet color.