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Wild about Honey
Many of you are familiar with our classic Raw Arbutus honey from the Serra da Monchique. with it's unusual and quite strong bitter caramel taste. Well for all of you who love Arbutus and enjoy some of it's remarkable benefits, or for those of you who would like something a little less bitter but still potent and wonderful, we have a VERY LIMITED amount of this exceptional honey which is a southern Alentejana Wildflower honey with just enough Arbutus nectar to deliver a delicate bitter finish. This is a truly a connoisseurs' honey, and for all of you and anyone who would appreciate something a little different and quite unique, This one is for you.
This honey is unlikely to ever be made again and is one-off vintage. Get it while you can.
Wild about Honey
Arbutus honey contains Homogentisic acid, a powerful phenolic acid.The antioxidant and antibacterial qualities of this honey are truly exceptional and it is one of the most antioxidant as well as antibacterial honeys in the world. Studies we have seen suggest that this is possibly the most antioxidant rich honey available much more so than Buckwheat or Chestnut honey.
Anecdotal evidence we have heard also suggests this honey does not cause blood sugar to spike and is often used locally by diabetics.(This is not a medical claim- please consult your doctor if you are diabetic). It is also known to be beneficial for lung health.
Arbutus honey is extremely rare and made in limited quantities and not necessarily every year, we source our Arbutus honey from 3 different sources each of which are quite distinct in character. This year Fernando one of very best beekeepers produced all our Arbutus honey.and it is superb. Not too bitter, Very palatable.
The Arbutus honey you buy can vary in flavour and texture over time depending on which source it came from. Some are very bitter and some are sweeter with a small percentage of Portuguese heather or Eucalyptus. They are all wonderful and beneficial. Arbutus honey is typically very expensive, but we try to bring it to you at a reasonable price so it remains accessible and not exclusive or prohibitive like active Manuka honey.
The bees forage on the Arbutus Bush, an evergreen that has many medicinal properties and flowers in winter.
Our current batch of Arbutus is the creamy pure Arbutus from Monchique and the vicinity.
This is pure highly active honey with astonishing antibacterial properties. Like an highly active Manuka without the price tag.
This is quite simply the best tasting and purest Arbutus honey available.
Honey and Crystallization. Crystallization is a completely natural process and occurs with all raw honey. The speed and size of the crystallization depends on variations in the balance of sugars, ambient temperature and to some extent water content If your honey is set hard, you can loosen it up by placing it in a pan of hand hot water, (and repeat as necessary) using a spoon placed in hot water first and of course storing it in a sunny/warm place in the house.
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