The rare and excellent Santoreggia is produced thanks to low impact agricultural activities and richness of plant species conserved by the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park. The honey is named after the Satureja montana L., a small plant growing in the L'Aquila area.
The flowering of Satureja occurs from July to September and the honey has a special yellow-green colour, becoming gray-green when it crystallizes. The Santoreggia is now produced by few beekeepers and is therefore protected by Slow Food. For this reason it is important to keep producing all Park honey variety, thus enhancing the protection of agricultural and mountain biodiversity of these areas.
(photo by: Archivio PNALM)