- Calluna (also known as Ling Heather) is the most highly valued form of Heather honey
- It is dark, and is one of the few honeys that is thixotropic (meaning it has a jelly like consistency)
- Totally raw, natural and one of the purest honeys because of the remote area it comes from.
- Antibacterial, coarse-filtered, unpasteurised, and enzyme-rich.
Rossend's Raw Calluna honey is a classic premium variety. This is a beautifully deep tasting shrub honey, it has a warm and rich flavour, balsamic, sweet and bitter, a unique variety that has to be experienced. The bees make it from a variety of heather, called Calluna vulgaris. It is normally made high in the mountains. Despite not being a tree, Calluna has the properties of a tree honey, namely its potent taste and dark colour.
Colour: This particular honey is dark brown in colour.
Where does the honey come from? This variety of heather honey comes from Catalonia in Spain. The Catalonia Pyrenees are known for their pristine forests, high peaks and heavenly meadows, rushing rivers, winding streams and thundering waterfalls.
Who produces the honey? This Calluna honey comes from Rossend. He treats honey like an art form and you can really tell, it has such a perfect consistency and his varieties range from very subtle to very overt.
What about the plant the honey comes from? Calluna Vulgaris (known as common heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the family Ericaceae. This shrub is a small mountain-hugging evergreen that produces many small pinkish-purple flowers and loves acidic soils. The flowers are also used in the preparation of some drinks like ales, wines, and tisanes.
Common Uses: Calluna honey is particularly good to use for the treatment of wounds, skin infections and fungal infections due to its high levels of natural hydrogen peroxide. As well, it's very versatile for use with foods such as Greek yoghurt, ice creams, and glazes for meats.
Calluna (Ling Heather) Honey Facts: Calluna honey is the only honey, apart from Manuka, that we have found with this particularly interesting jelly-like texture - known as thixotopism.
Please know that raw honey does crystalise and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more detailed scientific explanation go to wikipedia.
About Us - Here at The Raw Honey Shop we take honey very seriously and we believe honey should be RAW, unpasteurised and 100% natural. Since 2008 we've been introducing our customers to a whole new world of pure all-natural unpasteurised raw honey. With a product catalogue consisting of over 30 different raw and organic honeys we have a variety to suit all tastes.
Thank you for visiting our shop and we look forward to introducing you to a world of raw, pure and truly wonderful natural honey, the way the bees would want it!
*Product photo is representative of this product. Honey colour and texture may vary depending on the season and level of crystalization. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.*
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Kids suffered colds etc over Christmas, this gorgeous thick, antibacterial raw honey in lemon with hot water saved the day. Magic! Thanks, Jan.
Absolutely delicious - a thicker honey with a lingering toffeeish flavour.
This is my favourite honey, "truly nectar of the gods", cannot wait for the new season supply. BUT d you have to whip it, why not leave it so that the crystals are intact?
Callum’s (Ling Heather) honey is, to my mind, the most delicious honey. It’s difficult to source but miraculously it’s supplied by The Raw Honey Shop. I find it’s the most authentic and close to nature you can find. When available I buy enough for the year, until next season.
Delicious hard to find honey, best quality. Delivered very quickly. Only criticism, I wish you wouldn’t used plastic pebbles to protect the jar. Your use of paper is already ingenious.
The Raw Honey Shop
Dear Paulina , Many thanks for taking the time to review our Calluna Heather honey. Its great to read that you love it so much! We are always looking for ways to improve our carbon footprint which is why the white foam peanuts in your packaging are actually made from potato starch and are biodegradable! Best Regards The Raw Honey Shop