Raw Forest Honey - 3kg
Rossend's raw forest honey is a luxurious, dark and rich honey. It has a caramel flavour and is sweet yet savoury, some compare it to molasses. This is one of our most popular types of honey with a unique nutty flavour.
More on the flavour: This is a deep and rich tasting tree honey, it has a caramel and nutty flavour. It comes from bees feeding on the tree sap and blossoms in the Mediterranean area. Tree honey tends to be dark, have a deeper flavour and is less likely to set due to a low glucose content. Tree honey tends to be more suited to adults as children tend not to like the stronger tasting varieties.
Colour: This particular honey is a dark brown colour.
Where does the honey come from? This variety of forest 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 this honey? This forest honey comes from Rossend. He treats honey like an art form and you can really tell, it has such a perfect consistency and the varieties range from very subtle to very overt. He has won many awards for his honey including from the well renowned iTQi (International Taste and Quality Institute) who rated several of his honey varieties in the superior taste award category.
What about the trees the honey comes from? The collective forest trees are also known as bosque in Spanish. These are usually chestnut and Mediterranean oak in the Catalonia area, but can be other types like beech and pine too. These large trees exude a sweet sap which the bees feed on, sometimes with the help of aphids who drill into the tree bark allowing the sap to flow out more freely.
Common Uses: Forest honey is particularly good to use in different recipes, such as: cakes, cookies, desert toppings, ice creams, warm honey teas, salads and meat glazes, this is because of its rich nutty and caramel flavour it can lend.
Forest Honey Facts: Forest honey is higher in fructose than other types, this serves as good source of energy. Hence, a spoon of chestnut honey helps to relieve fatigue immediately.
Important Note on Returns:
Due to its large size and expense, this item is not eligible for our normal extended returns policy.
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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