Rare and Legendary Sidr Honey
19 Active - like a strong antibacterial Manuka
Collected by bees from deep inside isolated pesticide-free forests in Macedonia
Lab Tested for Authenticity
Cold Pressed & Unpasteurised
Antibacterial & Truly 100% Raw
Unique Monofloral Honeys
Raw Sidr Honey/Active 19: This is a particularly potent Sidr honey. The bees feed on the lavish nectar that this tree produces for a short period in the late Spring producing this legendary honey.
What does "Active" mean in the product title? We send some of our honeys to a lab for a "Total Activity test". This test measures the total antimicrobial activity of a honey. This is done by testing a solution of a honey on a lab plate against the Staph Aureus bacteria. the honey is graded according to the amount of bacteria that the honey solution kills. Generally, the range that we see will be between 10 and 25 plus. This type of test is similar to the test used to grade Manuka Honey. The main antibacterial activity is caused by a bee enzyme that creates hydrogen peroxide in the honey. Please bear in mind that the Activity Level is at its highest when we test it and will decrease over time. This will happen faster if the honey is exposed to light and heat. Storing the honey in a dark cool place will help to slow down the rate at which the Activity Level decreases.
The taste: You will find that it is a thick honey with a rich, herbal sweet taste, with slight vanilla notes. There is a sour and tangy aftertaste that lingers.
More on this honey: Sidr Honey is among the finest variants of honey in the world. It comes with a distinctive taste, and is known for its antibacterial qualities. This honey is considered sacred in many religions.
Where it comes from: This Sidr comes from a vast forest of Sidr trees in Macedonia. It is a very remote area, away from contamination by pesticides and herbicides. Our lab test showed that it is a very pure Sidr honey (see the analysis certificate for details). This batch is bursting with the freshness of spring.
About the beekeeper: Asterios is one of the most genuine people you could ever meet. His aim is always to present to us the highest quality honey possible. He is lucky enough to have an amazing network of fellow artisan Greek beekeepers. This honey comes to us in partnership with fellow beekeeper Dimitris. He is a talented beekeeper, whose partnership with the bees leads to a honey that is exceptionally potent.
Please know that raw honey does crystallise 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 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 crystallization. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.*
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