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Raw Organic Rainforest Honey From Brazil 227g

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In August 2019 this honey was awarded a Two Star Great Taste Award by the UK Guild of Fine Food. 

Judges from the Guild of Fine Food who awarded this honey a Two-Star Great Taste Award described it:

"This honey drives the tongue on a multi faceted journey where flavours and landscapes rise and fall on the palate in a symphony of taste. Simply awesome."

"A beautiful burnt brown colour, with the most amazing heady aroma like walking into a walled rose garden. The flavour has great length and offers delicate floral notes, with great depth."

"The aroma of this honey is intensely floral.You can feel the heat of the jungle in the aroma. The colour is of a light caramel. This is honey on steroids."

"Visually striking, the honey has a rich caramel colour and a toffee aroma and floral notes. It has a burst of flavours which melt in the mouth. It has an unusual aromatic flavour with floral and woody notes, with hints of bitterness."

It is a runny honey (runny when it left our warehouse), part set with delicious melt-in-the-mouth crystals.

It has tasting notes of caramelised hazelnut truffle and mocha praline with a splendid lingering aftertaste of rose and dark chocolate.

It comes from bees feeding in the Santa Catarina rainforest in southern Brazil, home to over 20,000 different types of trees, flowers and plants - one in ten of all species known to man.

At least 44% of this delicious honey comes from the pink Mimosa silk tree. Mimosa extracts are used in traditional Chinese remedies for relaxation and calming the nervous system.

[Note: This honey does NOT contain any trace of nuts; it is pure, natural honey.]

It is raw, certified organic, 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.

 

Size: 227g (1/2lb) net weight in a glass jar
Colour: amber
Set/runny: runny, part set with crystals (crystallises in cold) 
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 runny honey with crystals.

Deep on the Atlantic coast of southern Brazil lies the Santa Catarina rainforest. With 20,000 different plant species, 40% of which are native only to this rainforest, it is the richest forest in the world in terms of tree species.

Trees as high as 35m stand tall amidst dense vegetation and gushing waterfalls coming from the 1200m coastal mountains.

The pollen composition of this honey is:

44% pink Mimosa silk tree

15% sunflower

13% eucalyptus

11% Brazilian cashew peppertree

3% palm

3% ailanthus (tree of heaven)

2% viper's bugloss

2% holly

2% bean plant

1% rose

1% sickle fruit

1% rushfoil

1% touch-me-not shameplant

1% soapberry and buckwheat

The pink Mimosa silk tree is a small tree growing 5-16m tall with a dark green bark. Its leaves are 20-45cm long and arranged as 20-30 pairs of oblong leaflets. Its flowers are 2-3cm long, looking like bright pink silky threads with a white base.

The pink Mimosa flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

 

Tasting notes: Caramelised hazelnut truffle with mocha praline and a splendid lingering aftertaste of rose and dark chocolate

[Note: This honey does NOT contain any trace of nuts; it is pure, natural honey.]

Texture: Partially runny and partially crystallised set honey  

Aroma: Warm and woody

Sweetness: medium

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

 

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.

The pink Mimosa silk tree has been used medicinally by Mayan civilisations for over 1000 years to relieve a wide range of conditions and ailments.

The pink Mimosa silk tree has been used in Chinese remedies for nearly 2000 years as a natural anti-depressant. It is known as the "tree of happiness" or the "happiness herb."

There is scientific research based support for the use of the Mimosa tree to relieve anxiety, stress and sleep issues.

[See Jung JW et al. Effect of chronic Albizzia julibrissin treatment on 5-hydroxytryptamine1A receptors in rat brain. Pharmacol Biochem Behav . 2005;81(1):205-210.]

In fact, a pharmacoepidemiologic study in Taiwan in 2002 found that the Mimosa tree was the third most commonly prescribed Chinese herbal remedy for treating sleep disorders.

[Chen FP et al. Prescriptions of Chinese Herbal Medicines for Insomnia in Taiwan during 2002. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med . 2009 Apr 1]

 

This honey can be used like ordinary honey but is best taken as a teaspoon of this honey mixed into a glass of cool or warm (not hot) water and drunk three times a day on an empty stomach.

 

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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Best Honey!

So, I've tasted ALL the honeys now, and I have to say, they taste the best by far of any honeys I've ever bought. I no longer buy honey from anywhere else and neither do my family or friends. The best gift for Eid/Ramadan/Hajj hampers. I bought the Gumbo Lumbo for everyone I know suffering from hay fever including myself and everyone has had fast results! No more Hayfever! Alhamdulilah, good taste, godd price, good delivery and organic. What more could you want.

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Raw honey from Brazil

Not been taking long enough to make a proper assessment, but it tastes really nice and has a good colour and texture

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M.L.
Easy to order, great taste

2nd order. Smooth, fast delivery, gorgeous honey.