http://www.kvh.org.nz/vdb/document/91532 NEW ZEALAND
» HONEYDEW (di Metcalfa pruinosa)
Metcalfa pruinosa is an american insect which has been recently introduced in our country. It is widespread especially in north-eastern Italy. It is used to attack many different plants that grow both spontaneous or that are cultivated and produces an abundant honeydew, collected by honeybees making it a very special honey.
Colour: very dark, almost black.
Crystallisation: usually absent.
Fragrance: of vegetables, cooked vegetables, green tomato marmalade.
Taste: decidedly less sweet and cloying of honeyes derived from nectar, slightly salty sometimes, malt, cooked vegetables, prunes, yeast.
Therapeutic properties: New impetus for the brain, memory aid, for skin reddening and reinforcement of capillaries antiseptic of the lungs and of the respiratory tract
Usage: as table honey.