Raw Heather Honey -1kg
Please note that this product is currently undergoing its UK organic verification, and so the label on the jar will not say 'Organic' until this is completed. There has been no change in the quality of the honey or any of the methods used by the beekeeper.
Alvaro's raw organic heather honey has a lovely, almost savoury aroma to it, similar in some ways to the sweetness of roasted red peppers - toasty and dark with a sourness that rounds out the normal sweetness of honey. It's very much like blackstrap molasses in this way.
The foretaste of this honey starts with a very brief hint of iron leading quickly into a beautiful, dark and fruity main flavour very reminiscent of strong figs and dried red fruits like plums. Has been likened to warm blackberry and blackcurrant jam, and finishes by leaving a refreshing sourness on the back of the tongue.
Colour: This honey is very dark - almost opaque. Light barely makes it through a 1kg jar, showing just a tiny bit of dark red through the blackness.
Where does the honey come from? This variety of heather 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.
What about the tree the honey comes from? The heather shrub, also known as brezo in Spanish, is a small mountain-hugging evergreen which produces many flowers and loves acidic soils.
Common Uses: Heather honey is particularly good to use in recipes such as Greek yoghurt, ice creams, glazes for meats and to add a unique zing and depth to a dish.
Heather Honey Facts: This particular type of heather honey comes from the plants erica vagans and erica cinerea. Heather has 2 main genus, calluna (also known as ling) and erica or ericaceae, both are noted for being some of the most antibacterial and flavoursome honeys you can obtain.
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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