Nettare di Capraia

Animal products (honey, dairy products of various kinds excluding butter);

1. Product name:
Nettare di Capraia

2. Other names:
Miele di Capraia

3. Short product description:
Nettare di Capraia is a wildflower honey with liquid consistency and slightly opalescent, amber colour. It is aromatic with a slightly floral aroma. Its flavour is slightly bitter and has notes of thistles. It’s packaged in 40g to 250g glass jars.

4. Production area:
Capraia Island.

5. Production status:
r disappeared r at risk r active

6. Production process:
The honey is extracted from the honeycombs with a centrifuge. It’s then filtered through two metal filters and a bag filter directly to into the settling tank, where it is left to decant until the surface forms a light foam (at least 20-25 days). It’s placed into glass jars without undergoing pasteurisation or other heat treatment.

7. Materials, equipment and premises used for production:
s Stainless steel uncapping tank
s Electric honey extractor
s Stainless steel settling tank
s Steel filters
s Cloth filter bags

8. Notes on traditionalism, homogeneity of spread and persistence of production rules over time:
Capraia Island has always produced this honey. In the past, it was consumed by a small number of families. The establishment of a penal agricultural colony on the island in 1873 increased production and honey became a valuable dietary supplement for all local families. From the rustic beehives of the past, traditional beehives are now used to maintain the honey’s traditional aromas and properties.

9. Production:
The majority of production is sold in the area directly by producers or through local stores. Only a small part is sold in the rest of Tuscany.

Animal products (honey, dairy products of various kinds excluding butter)