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Raw Organic Rainforest Honey From Brazil 227g

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Description

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."

"It has a burst of flavours which melt in the mouth."

It is a part-set part soft honey, 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: 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 part-set honey with crystals.

Origin

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

 

 

Taste

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


 

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.

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 calming herb. 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 worry, 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 problems.

[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.

Customer Reviews

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alfrancy (Leicester, United Kingdom)
Mrs rose

Is this good for an epileptic? Please let me know. How much to use. Cam diabetes consume it God bless

Dear Mrs Rose,

While we are not allowed to make health claims, we believe this honey can help relieve symptoms of epilepsy and is safe for diabetics.

Best wishes,

LHS

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Kimberly (West Bridgewater, United States)
Great product, just small and expensive

Amazing honey, the jar was smaller than I expected and the product with the shipping was expensive. The honey itself is great and high quality.

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Sofy (London, United Kingdom)
Absolutely delicious honey!

Fast delivery and the honey was packed securely so nothing broke. The delivery arrived at my neighbour but I didn't have a note saying so. That is the only downside.
The honey is delicious and I love the fact that it is cristalized. It taste light and rich at the same time. I use a tea spoon in warm water to help with sleep.
I get a spoon to lick in the morning for the minerals content. I ordered more to give as a present to friends and family.

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ia (London, United Kingdom)
helps with weight loss

using this honey as recommended with 2 spoons in warm water before sleeping made a difference to me.

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Mazharul
Brazilian Rainforest Honey

4 stars is not because it's bad at all. Anything 3 stars or above I would buy again. 2 stars I may consider. 1 star would mean there's work to do with that particular product. I just like to have a sense of proper scale so that the very top ones and those that aren't as good can be categorised better.

I would definitely buy this honey again, it has one of the best textures and flavours I've had with honey and you can tell that it's genuine and that there's a lack of post processing (which is a good thing) compared to competition on the market, which is the case with all their products. The Brazilian Rainforest Honey has a floral taste that is subtly distinguishable like the others. You can taste a variety of flowers in it. So far as health benefits, I haven't experienced anything drastic myself but then again I haven't tried it in accordance to the guidelines that have been given. I just eat the honey lol.

I come back to this particular shop because I trust the brand, the process, the product, the taste, everything. The prices are becoming a little high but it's fair given the current circumstances the country is going through and if you don't want to pay for a quality genuine product then there is no obligation to do so. The reason why I do is because genuine small business owners such as Latin Organic Honey deserve to be recognised for their work and good products in a global market where everything is scaled and unfortunately customers are given very poor quality items because brand loyalty is taken advantage of. Latin Organic Honey isn't one of them, and their work in the honey business is very strong ethically and quality wise. It's like the difference between a Ferrari and a Mini.

This review may be under the title for the Brazilian Rainforest Honey product but most of the words apply across the entire range.

I'll be sure to leave honest reviews for each other honey I try so as to help both the customer and the seller with their range.

The only improvement I can thing of for the time being is possibly bigger jar options but if that begins to strain the process then what's given now is understandable. The only reason I ask is because I find that these jars finish far too quickly!