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Latin Honey Shop Raw Organic Golden Pilosa Honey from Mexico

Raw Organic Golden Pilosa Honey from Mexico 227g

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Description

Organic honey from bees feeding on a plant from which 201 bioactive compounds have been identified by scientists.

In 2018 this honey won a One-Star Great Taste Award by the United Kingdom Guild of Fine Food.

The independent food judges who awarded this honey a One-Star award described it as:

"Creamy, light golden in colour with a wonderful consistency and heady, floral aroma. Smooth on the palate with fudgey notes and a slight astringency which provides a good flavour balance. A delicious, moreish honey which the judges agreed is well worth a star."

Note: since raw honey is a natural product produced by bees, each batch of raw honey differs in taste and texture from season to season so a creamy honey may be more or less crystallised from season to season. This does not affect the nutritional properties of the honey.

With a light, crystallised texture and a delicious citrusy taste of pineapple mousse, this bioactive honey comes from bees feeding on golden bidens pilosa flowers that grow in the 6000ft high plains of the Mexican Plateau in north-central Mexico, a region once home to the Aztec Empire.

To date, 201 bioactive compounds have been identified in the bidens pilosa plant and it is one of the most potent healing herbs known to exist.

The bidens pilosa plant has been used in Latin America for centuries to provide relief to the symptoms of over 40 categories of conditions from ulcers to auto-immune disorders.

This is a prized, sought-after honey in Latin America and this is the first time it has been made available in the United Kingdom, exclusively by the Latin Honey Shop.

It is raw, certified organic by the Organic Food Federation, unfiltered, unpasteurised and living... as natural as if you collected it yourself.

This honey tastes delicious straight from the spoon or mixed into cold water, makes a nutritious and refreshing drink. It also tastes sublime on good quality vanilla ice cream.

Size: 227g net weight in a glass jar
Colour: light amber
Set/runny: crystallised
Organic: certified organic by the Organic Food Federation (UK), GB-ORG-04

Read on for more details about the origin, taste and uses of this crystallised honey.

Origin

Nearly all of the pollen in this honey (73%) comes from bees feeding on the nectar from bidens pilosa flowers that grow in the 6000ft high plains of the Mexican Plateau.

The Mexican Plateau is a large area of arid highland that covers most of northern and central Mexico. It is covered by deserts and shrubland.

Bidens pilosa is a tall branched plant native to south America that grows up to 1.8m tall. It has thin yellow flowers that cluster into spiky seeds. The seed clusters are surrounded by 4-5 white petals.

Once a year the Moreno family beekeepers harvest this honey so we can bring it to your table straight from the hive, raw, living and unfiltered.

 

Taste

Tasting notes: citrusy tones of pineapple mousse with a mild herbal aftertaste

Texture: crystallised with fine crystals

Aroma: citrus fruit

Sweetness: medium

This honey tastes delicious straight from the spoon, or mixed into cold water, it makes a nutritious and refreshing drink. It is tasty over toast or porridge, or with good quality yoghurt, fresh cream or vanilla ice-cream.

 

Uses

In accordance with EU directive 1924/2006 we are unable to make any health claim about any of our honeys. The information given below is either background information about the plants from which our honey comes, or anecdotal based on customer reviews. It should not be inferred from the plant properties that this honey automatically possesses the same qualities or provides the same benefits as the plant.

Nearly all of the pollen in this honey (73%) comes from the bidens pilosa plant. A 2011 study conducted by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, identified 201 bioactive compounds in the bidens pilosa plant.

The bidens pilosa plant has been used in Latin America for centuries to provide relief for the symptoms of over 40 categories of conditions from ulcers to auto-immune disorders.

[See Silva FL et al, "Compilation of Secondary Metabolites from Bidens pilosa," Molecules 2011, 16(2): 1070-1102.]

Hundreds of years ago, the Aztecs used to collect the pilosa flowers of this region to use in traditional herbal remedies and it has also been used widely in traditional Native American, Brazilian and Chinese healing for centuries.

In Cuba and Taiwan, the bidens pilosa herb is used by diabetics.

[See T. Dimo, J. Azay, P. V. Tan et al., “Effects of the aqueous and methylene chloride extracts of Bidens pilosa leaf on fructose-hypertensive rats,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 215–221, 2001]

In central America, it is used to relieve the symptoms of eye infections, nose bleeds, coughs and colds.

 

In China it is used to relieve the symptoms of snake bites and applied onto wounds, cuts, burns and insect bites as well as being used to treat skin problems.

In addition, it is also used:

- as a natural antibiotic that outperforms pharmaceutical antibiotics, especially when it comes to attacking antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA

- ear and eye complaints

- as a natural mouthwash to relieve teeth and gum complaints, oral infections and bad breath 

Note: unless where specifically mentioned, none of these statements have been clinically proven in scientific trials and none of these statements constitute a claim as to any health benefit. Please contact us for links to the various scientific studies cited in these statements.

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