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NOV 2018 Raw Organic Rainforest Honey From Brazil

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CAME OUT OF THE DRUM ON 01 NOV 2018 - OUR LAST BATCH - PART RUNNY PART SET WITH DELICIOUS MELT-IN-THE-MOUTH CRYSTALS.

This is the final batch of our only honey from Brazil, a honey so rare that we spent one year trying to buy it.

It is a thick, part runny, part set 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: 454g (1lb) net weight in a glass jar
Colour: amber
Set/runny: part thick runny, part set with crystals 
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 thick crystallised honey.

 

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]

Several scientific studies have found Mimosa tree extracts to display anti-tumour activity in breast, prostate and uterine tumours.

[See Zheng L et al. Three anti-tumor saponins from Albizia julibrissin . Bioorg Med Chem Lett . 2006;16(10):2765-2768]

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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M.B.A.
Great taste!

Lovely tasting homey!

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Genuine, tasty, rich,

Lovely honey. Was half finished within a week. My parents loved it and they hardly eat honey.

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m.r.
Yummy delicious raw honey

The first time I tried this honey was at my sisters house. She’d served it to my daughter on toast at breakfast and I had a bite. I honestly didn’t believe it was honey! I thought it was something with caramel it was so tasty, I actually told my sister my daughter wasn’t allowed jams/sweet spreads. Can you imagine my shock when I found out it was honey? organic natural honey that tastes like the most delicious of desserts, and is actually good for you.
I’m looking forward to ordering some other flavours in the new year Inshahallah

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F.
Liquid Gold!

Pure gold this stuff! =)

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F.
Beautiful honey

Placed my first order last month. Order arrived super quickly, the honey is in large pots and tastes delicious. It is nothing like the supermarket honey at all.

I use it in warm drinks for my children especially in winter to help ward off colds and it has sped up the recovery rate. I'm hoping if I keep it up they won't catch bugs so much as well.

The honey itself tastes lovely and you can taste the difference in the flavours, it definitely does not taste like the honey you get in supermarkets and is very pleasant. I am not usually a fan of honey and treat it as a medicinal necessity, I am actually enjoying this honey however, and it feels more like a treat.

Will be buying again.