Raw Organic Arbutus Honey - 500g - Out of Stock

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State: Crystalised
Batch: 843
Expiry: 31/12/2021
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Description

Antonio's raw organic arbutus honey is an incredibly deep tasting type. It is quite bitter, like roasted coffee beans and bitter dark chocolate. It has a beautiful after taste, but many are put off by its medicinal main flavour. This is a connoisseur variety for those with a love of unique and potent honey.  It is one of the most overt tasting varieties we have experienced!

* If you have not had arbutus honey previously, we would recommend trying a tester before purchasing a full-size jar as the flavour can be quite intense. *

Colour: This particular honey is a very dark brown when runny with a shade of purple and a hint of deep red in the light.

Where does the honey come from? This variety of oak honey comes from the northern mountain ranges of Madrid in Spain known as Sierra De Guadarrama.

Who produces this honey? The bees of Antonio Simone, a 4th generation beekeeper who takes pride in producing honey in a traditional way without adding or taking away anything. Antonio's hives are based in the mountain ranges north of Madrid, his beekeeping practices and the land he has his hives on have been certified as organic by the Committee of Organic Agriculture in Madrid.

What about the plant the honey comes from? The Arbutus unedo bush is an evergreen, also known as modrono in Spanish and is nicknamed 'strawberry tree' due to its fruit that look a little like strawberry. However, these berries are not overly sweet, leaning more to acidic, but they are apparently very refreshing. The fruit of this bush is used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Common uses: Arbutus honey is known as a gourmet honey by connoisseurs and those with adventurous tastes, so it really adds a unique flavour to dishes. Savoury foods really benefit from its rich, bittersweet taste.

Arbutus honey facts: Arbutus honey is a rare variety and one of the most potent tasting types you can find. A unique and rare type that is only found in good quantity in 3 places in the world, Portugal, Sardinia and Greece.  It contains homogentisic acid which gives it its brown pigment as well as other unique properties.

 

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 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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VG
15 July 2021
Vincent
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fabulous

This is a very special honey. It is simply amazing. This arbustus honey is quite creamy and have a nice texture, not crystallised too much and melt into the mouth with a particularly sweet beginning which quick turn into the caracteristic strong bitterness of the arbustus honeys. Arbustus are not liked by everyone but I believe it has to be tried and the taste for it develops over time. Like something you have to be initiated to to understand.

SM
13 July 2021
Sue
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Arburtus honey

Definitely different, and not for everyone, but I love the unusual flavour of this honey and will buy it again. If, like me, you like “herbal candy”, you’ll probably enjoy this.

KT
25 June 2021
Kathleen
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Unique taste in a good way

I would never have bought this particular flavour if I had not purchased a small taster jar first. I'm so glad that I did. This honey has a unique taste, not too sweet and very deep, almost like molasses (some may disagree with me about that). It is very satisfying and - well, just wonderful.

MH
18 July 2019
Maggie H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Arbutus Honey

This honey is absolutely delicious. I love all the Raw Honey’s you sell but I think this is my favourite to date.

JB
11 July 2019
Judy B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Quite a discovery!

As I eat mainly raw vegan food (+ organic honey because we need to look after our bees for our survival as well as theirs and because it’s nutritious) I no longer caramelise sugar by burning it a little. raw arbutus honey adds a lovely mildly bitter caramel flavour. It has a delicious taste on its own and that is noticeable in sweet dishes. I also appreciate that it is good for my immune system and anti-bacterial. Thank you for bringing it to the attention of my taste buds! Judy Barber www.goodrawfoodrecipes.com

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VG
15 July 2021
Vincent
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fabulous

This is a very special honey. It is simply amazing. This arbustus honey is quite creamy and have a nice texture, not crystallised too much and melt into the mouth with a particularly sweet beginning which quick turn into the caracteristic strong bitterness of the arbustus honeys. Arbustus are not liked by everyone but I believe it has to be tried and the taste for it develops over time. Like something you have to be initiated to to understand.

SM
13 July 2021
Sue
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Arburtus honey

Definitely different, and not for everyone, but I love the unusual flavour of this honey and will buy it again. If, like me, you like “herbal candy”, you’ll probably enjoy this.

KT
25 June 2021
Kathleen
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Unique taste in a good way

I would never have bought this particular flavour if I had not purchased a small taster jar first. I'm so glad that I did. This honey has a unique taste, not too sweet and very deep, almost like molasses (some may disagree with me about that). It is very satisfying and - well, just wonderful.

MH
18 July 2019
Maggie H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Arbutus Honey

This honey is absolutely delicious. I love all the Raw Honey’s you sell but I think this is my favourite to date.

JB
11 July 2019
Judy B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Quite a discovery!

As I eat mainly raw vegan food (+ organic honey because we need to look after our bees for our survival as well as theirs and because it’s nutritious) I no longer caramelise sugar by burning it a little. raw arbutus honey adds a lovely mildly bitter caramel flavour. It has a delicious taste on its own and that is noticeable in sweet dishes. I also appreciate that it is good for my immune system and anti-bacterial. Thank you for bringing it to the attention of my taste buds! Judy Barber www.goodrawfoodrecipes.com