Raw Lavender Honey - 500g
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.
What Does Raw Lavender Honey Taste Like? – This is a very light and pleasant herb flower honey, it has a warm and soothing taste of creamy florals. It comes from bees feeding on the lavender bushes in the Mediterranean area, different from the tree sap honey which is often dark in appearance and strong in taste, this honey tends to be mild, lighter and softer in taste.
Honey Facts – Lavender honey is a favourite of many due to its beautiful warm flavour, it is said to assist in a good nights sleep if taken before bedtime.
Plant / Tree – The lavender plant is a herbaceous perennial shrub also known as espliego in Spanish. It tends to be short lived and has a wide amount of varieties in its genus. It is widely used as an essential oil in aromatherapy and is known to help relax and assist in better sleep and stress management.
Common Uses – Lavender honey is particularly good to use as a skin care treatment to heal burns, cuts, abrasions and infections. It is also very versatile and can be used in recipes such as glazes for meats, salad dressings, cakes, flapjacks, breads, pastas and teas.
Who produces the honey? The bees of Antonio Simone, a 4thgeneration beekeeper who takes pride in producing honey in a traditional way without adding or taking away anything. Antonio's hives are mainly based in the mountain ranges of 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
Why Raw Honey is different to Processed Honey - Raw honey generally means the honey has not been processed, it has come from the hive to the jar with minimal interference. Most supermarket honey is highly processed to make it look more attractive, it has been drained of pollen, often heated and blended. Raw honey tends to vary from batch to batch, this is because it is not processed in a factory, filtered or heated to look homogeneous, it changes with the season and climate and what the bees feed on, we will update this fact sheet according to which batch we currently have in.
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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