About our honey
Our honey is a health food and also a quality artisan food. It can be enjoyed on its own, in hot drinks, or with a variety of other foods. When tasting honey, it is good to allow it to rest in your mouth for a moment before swallowing, in order to appreciate its flavour and consistency. Honey is not suitable for children under 12 months.
- Honey is a natural antiseptic
- It can help heal the throat, the stomach, cuts and burns.
- It is an excellent energy food.
- It contains flavonoids and antioxidants.
- It contains traces of pollen which are thought to help alleviate symptoms of hayfever.
- It contains enzymes which aid digestion.
What is Crystallisation?
If your jar of honey eventually goes cloudy and solid, this is ‘crystallisation’ and is a sign of pure, natural honey. (It does not mean that sugar has been added! – still a common misconception!) Crystallised honey is really nice to eat. But if you wish to return it to its liquid state, put it in a pan of hot water or an oven at about 42 degrees celsius. Honeys crystallise at different rates depending on their chemical make up. Some will crystallise in days and some will take years to crystallise. Often honey which is found in the large supermarkets is pasteurised in order to kill the crystallisation process as many people will not buy crystallised honey in supermarkets. However this process which involves heating to high temperatures also breaks down enzymes, chemically changes the honey and negatively alters the flavour. Temperatures any higher than 42 degrees also break down the enzymes in honey causing some of the health benefits to be removed.