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Sardinian / Italian Honey

Sardinian / Italian Honey

Sardinian Miele Amaro is a Gourmet Delight

Honey from any region of the world will have its own distinctive flavor, according to the soil and plant life in that area. Miele Amaro (Bitter Honey) is a distinctly Sardinian delicacy. Tasting a bit of this honey is like tasting some of the Sardinian flora, growing wild in the Mediterranean sunshine near sparkling coastal waters. It has a complex flavor, and is expertly crafted according to a long standing Sardinian tradition.

A Unique Flavor from A Unique Island

Unlike what you might think of as typical honey flavor, this Italian honey has a singular sweet taste at first, with a slightly bitter finish. It is golden amber in color, with a scent that has faint notes of evergreen and herbs as well as sweetness. It pairs well with desserts, salads, ricotta and mascarpone cheeses, fresh fruit, or in a typical Sardinian fashion, with Pane Carasau (Sardinian flat bread) .

Made From “Strawberry Tree” Blossoms

This unusual Italian honey is made from the flowers of the arbutus, or “strawberry tree”(Arbutus Unedo). The arbutus is a small evergreen that grows wild in some coastal Mediterranean countries, but is otherwise somewhat rare . The “strawberry tree” gets its name from the edible fruit that looks like small, round strawberries. The flowers of the arbutus hang from the branches in clusters and somewhat resemble lily of the valley blossoms. The Sardinian Miele Amaro is collected in late Autumn to early Winter, after three months of pollination on the flowers. The blossoms of the arbutus produces about half as much nectar as other flowers. Therefore, bees must make approximately twice as many trips flying from the blossom to the hive to produce the same amount of honey. It takes a lot of time, and a lot of work from the bees, to create Sardinian Miele Amaro!

Sardinian Miele Amaro is Delicious and Nutritious

Nutritional studies have shown that this Italian honey contains substantial
concentrations of polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that are thought to promote heart health and reduce the risk of some forms of cancer. Antioxidants also contribute to healthy looking skin and hair. “Bitter Honey” is both tasty and has some positive health properties!

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Abbamele Sardinian Honey, 9 fl oz Jar
The Abbamele comes from specially chosen honeycombs that are pressed so that we can gather all the honey and pollen available.  The mixture is reduced in copper pots and the Abbamele is born.  Crafting this Sardinian honey comes from thousands of years or refinement.  The flavor
Miele Amaro di Corbezzolo, 9 oz Jar
The Miele Amaro honey compliments the plate with a unique sweetness which is followed by a subtitle bitter aftertaste.  Collected after three months of pollination on flowers on the Arbutus Unedo plant, this honey is unique because the plant is so rare!  The Miele honey is great in salads

Cooking the Sardinian Way

It's important to us that people enjoy food, family, and long healthy lives.  The ingredients found on this site are expertly crafted from the finest that Sardinia, Italy has to offer.  Everything here is selected by Efisio Farris for it's color, flavor, texture, and a wide variety of other qualities including health benefits.  Our ingredients don't include junk fillers that degrade the ability of the food to contribute to your health.  


We hope that as you browse the site and read through the cookbook that you'll learn a new way of cooking delightful meals for your guests and family, and that you'll be inspired by Efisio's stories and the history presented here.

Experience Sardinian Cooking from the Masters

If you're looking to experience Sardinian cuisine from the master himself, Arcodoro in Houston, Texas is the place to go.  Treat yourself, treat your family, treat your friends or treat your colleagues.  Arcodoro offers an exclusive menu of great food that's reasonably priced.  Our Wine menu contains a wide variety of wines, including many that have emerged from Sardinia's rich traditions.  Visit today to make your reservation.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Gourmet Sardinia and our line of fine Italian ingredients.  Our staff are available to assist you at any time in order to help you decide what to buy and how to use these fine products.  We can also help you with wholesale and large market orders.

You can write to us at :
4408 W 12th Street

Houston, TX 77055



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