Raw Portuguese Heather honey, locally known as "Urze", is a potent, rich, delicious, aromatic honey. Also highly esteemed for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Recent Portuguese studies show it to be more potent than Chestnut honey and very high in phenolic compounds
If you've bought our Heather honey in the past you would know that our Portuguese Algarvian heather usually comes from the "Erica" family of heather not the Calluna, or Ling like the Scottish Heather. It is not thixotropic or jelly like in that way, but is a rich dark, viscous honey. This is a truly rare and beautiful honey; smoky, strong aromatic.
The Erica Heather (at least 6 species of white and red) flowers in the winter months in the Algarve, it provides valuable food to the bees and quite often is not taken for this very reason. Should the spring flowers be late or the weather harsh, the bees will eat most or all of it, before it is taken.
This 2019 harvest, has quite simply been one of the very best we have ever seen, the quality is exceptional. It has depth, balance, complexity and a superb complex aromatic finish. Quite simply you will not find a better example of this honey. If you can find one at all...
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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