Intense and persistent aroma that fills the room, Heather Honey is a unique but very popular varietal of #RawHoney due to its delicious flavour that bodes well with many honey lovers. But the majestic reputation of heather comes from the health claims that benefit bees and humans alike.
Harvested from the fields of heather in the mountains of Leon in Spain, this particular honey has a strong distinctive aroma; woody, warm, floral and fresh fruit reminiscent of heather flowers.
In terms of taste, this is an amazingly deep tasting shrub honey; it has a depth of flavour with a pronounced bitterness similar to dark chocolate or black tea. It has a slightly tangy, pungent, smoky, mildly sweet taste that persists for a long time. This honey is dark in colour and can be reddish/orange to dark amber with its own particular flavour unlike that of any other honey, and is a favourite with many people. Normally it is gel-like and firm, but it will become temporarily liquid if stirred or agitated.
A common test of the purity of heather honey is to place the opened honey jar on its side to test how quickly it will flow out. Pure heather honey will stay firmly in place for several minutes. The longer it stays, the purer the honey.
Heather Honey is made from nectar collected from the tiny purple bell-shaped flower of the common heather plant (Calluna vulgaris), so named because of its domination of many areas of heath and boglands, and also known as ling heather.
Despite not being a tree, heather honey has properties of a tree honey, namely its potent taste and dark colour. It is rich in iron, diuretic, and one of the most antiseptic and antibiotic honey; excellent for stomach disorders.
Heather Honey is delicious on ice cream or in Greek Yogurt, and because of its strong flavor is often used to create unique and distinctive dishes. To get most of the benefit out of this honey, consume 1-2 tsp every day. .
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