Raw Calluna Honey - 900g
Alvaro's Calluna honey has a mild, sweet and slightly beeswax aroma. The flavour has a sweet, jammy quality, which reminds us of apricot jams, with a very slight minerality and sourness in the finish. This light fruitiness makes it quite an easygoing honey, accessible to a wide range of palettes. Of particular note with this variety of honey is the unique, somewhat jelly-like texture and small, suspended bubbles typical of calluna honeys.
Colour: This honey is a milk chocolate brown, turning slightly lighter when crystalised.
Where does the honey come from? This variety of calluna honey comes from Rioja in Spain, a largely untouched, wild and diverse region in central to north Spain. The soil here is very rich and his hives are in a series of wild and mountainous national parks.
Who produces this honey? This variety comes from Alvaro, a beekeeper with a passion for producing raw honey of the very highest quality. His honeys have a full, rich flavour typical of many products from the region.
More 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 which 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 a treatment on wounds, skin infections and fungal infections due to its great antibacterial properties. In fact, it is now used as a wound dressing in some hospitals.
More Calluna honey facts: Calluna honey is the only honey we have found with this particualrly interesting jelly-like texture.
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.
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*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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