This Raw Greek Carob Honey is a beautiful, deep-tasting tree honey, with a warm chocolatey flavour and a hint of smoky wood. We've been searching for a good quality Carob honey for a while and we are truly delighted to discover this Carob Honey from Kostas.
(Please note we are currently photographing this product and the image shown on the website is of a 1kg jar not the 500g jar).
It comes from Carob trees on the Island of Crete. The bees feed on carob trees in the Mediterranean to produce this honey, different from the blossom honeys as it has a more complex and prominent taste.It also crystallises more quickly than some other tree honeys, and it has a lighter colour.
Colour: This particular honey is a medium brown amber shade when runny and turns to a creamy light brown when set.
Where does the honey come from? This variety of carob honey comes from the isle of Crete in Greece, a largely untouched, wild and diverse landscape.
What about the plant the honey comes from? The carob tree is a flowering evergreen tree. It is actually a member of the pea family and produces beautiful tasting legumes which are often used as a low fat chocolate substitute. The trees are male and female and occasionally hermaphroditic Only the female trees produce the legumes. The trees flower in the late summer, early autumn. It is one of the last honeys of the year.
Who produces the honey? 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 luckily enough to have an amazing network of fellow artisan Greek beekeepers. This honey is bought to you by one such beekeeper, Kostas from Crete. For Asterios and Kostas beekeeping is an art and they are excited that their honey will be appreciated in the UK.
Common Uses: Carob honey is particularly good to use in recipes such as: glazes for meats, cakes, flapjacks, breads and teas.
Carob Honey Facts: Carob honey is a unique variety which is quite rare and difficult to find. It has beautiful dark amber colour and delicious chocolatey overtones.
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
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This a nice honey which has a taste that is not over powering. The texture is what you expect with a traditional runny honey. I like it