Raw Organic Arbutus Honey - 1kg

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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 Arbutus 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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SB
05 September 2021
Sally
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Bitter honey

Love this honey. Taste is exquisite and depth of flavour just wonderful. If you want the real thing then this is for you

JP
26 August 2021
Jill
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Unusual

This is definitely an unusual honey with a strong taste that’s like it’s out of the medicine cupboard and only going to do you good!

ML
22 August 2021
Mrs
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I absolutely love it

I bought it to make the “Father Zago” recipe for tumours. It is a mixture of aloe arborescence, honey and a tiny bit of alcohol. There is a company who makes this recipe in Italy but they use millefiori honey. Way too sweet for me. So I started to search for the most bitter honeys and found arbutus (corbezzolo in Italian). I also read that it has anti-tumoral properties. The first time I tried it it was….very bitter. After a little time I got hooked, I love it. And it is so much better than millefiori in that recipe. Just before writing this review I put half a teaspoon of it in my homemade almond milk, divine!

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SB
05 September 2021
Sally
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Bitter honey

Love this honey. Taste is exquisite and depth of flavour just wonderful. If you want the real thing then this is for you

JP
26 August 2021
Jill
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Unusual

This is definitely an unusual honey with a strong taste that’s like it’s out of the medicine cupboard and only going to do you good!

ML
22 August 2021
Mrs
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I absolutely love it

I bought it to make the “Father Zago” recipe for tumours. It is a mixture of aloe arborescence, honey and a tiny bit of alcohol. There is a company who makes this recipe in Italy but they use millefiori honey. Way too sweet for me. So I started to search for the most bitter honeys and found arbutus (corbezzolo in Italian). I also read that it has anti-tumoral properties. The first time I tried it it was….very bitter. After a little time I got hooked, I love it. And it is so much better than millefiori in that recipe. Just before writing this review I put half a teaspoon of it in my homemade almond milk, divine!