AWARD WINNING Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey from Mexico 227g
NEW 227g JARS. THIS HONEY IS NO LONGER SOLD IN THE OLD 454g SIZE
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:
"Amazingly dark and rich appearance. Very upfront flavour...orange and rose blossom notes ...An interesting journey of flavours and a great honey."
This wildflower honey with a very high pollen content is derived predominantly from the red Gumbo Limbo tree native to Mexico that is used locally for its properties to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and allergies.
This honey tastes so good that brown bears frequently attack its hives to get to the honey before the beekeepers can.
This honey contains a higher concentration of pollen than Manuka, Yemeni Sidr and local honeys. Many of our customers have reported positive results while using this honey to relieve the symptoms of hay fever.
Size: 227g net weight in a glass jar
Colour: deep red
Set/runny: silky smooth runny (crystallises at cold temperatures)
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 liquid honey.
3000 feet high in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range in north-eastern Mexico lie vast swathes of red Gumbo Limbo trees surrounded by sunflowers and pistachio plants.
This is a mountain wildflower honey that is produced by the bees that feed on the nectar from these flowers, trees and plants. Approximately one third of this honey is produced from bees that feed on the nectar from the fruits of the red Gumbo Limbo tree.
This honey is so tasty that both brown bears and beekeepers from the famous Gomez beekeeping family race to gather this honey. What the Gomez family harvest is brought to your table straight from the hive, raw, living and unfiltered.
The Gumbo Limbo tree (scientific name bursera simaruba) is a large tree that grows up to 25m high. It has a red shaggy bark that peels off in paper-thin strips and is native to northern Mexico and central America:
Its leaves are 5-12 cm long and the tree produces small round fruits about 8 mm long:
Tasting notes: Smoky, woody, sandalwood with nutty notes of earth and a crispy pistachio finish
Texture: Runny (crystallises at cold temperatures)
Aroma: Aromatic, of sandalwood
This honey tastes delicious straight from the spoon, over toast or porridge, or with good quality yoghurt, fresh cream or ice-cream. In Mexico, it is used as a sauce to go with barbecued meat.
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 bark of the Gumbo Limbo tree, the principal tree from which this honey is derived, has been used in traditional herbal remedies all over central America and the Caribbean for centuries due to its very strong antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Extracts from this tree are used to increases blood flow and relieve blood pressure.
This honey contains a higher concentration of pollen than Manuka, Yemeni Sidr and local honeys. Many of our customers have reported positive results while using this honey to relieve the symptoms of hayfever.
In The Bahamas, red Gumbo Limbo tree extracts are used to treat related energy problems.
In Mexico, red Gumbo Limbo tree extracts are used to treat venereal diseases, snake bite and all types of digestion problems.
In Peru, red Gumbo Limbo tree extracts are used as a tonic to cleanse and purify the blood.
In Belize, red Gumbo Limbo tree extracts are used to treat urinary tract infections, sunburn and skin allergies.
For maximum health benefits, eat a teaspoon of this honey first thing in the morning on an empty stomach or mix it into a glass of cool water and drink it.
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.
Great taste my whole family absolutely loved it, will be ordering again very soon as almost halfway through the jar already.
Perhaps a strange title, but the Latin honey shop’s honeys are so diverse in their flavours, that they don’t taste of honey in the way I’ve always associated honey to taste. I’m sure that is partly due to the fact that most commercial honey are boiled to within an inch of their lives, whereas the Latin honey shop’s honeys are so diverse in their flavours, that they don’t taste of honey in the way I’ve always associated honey to taste. And that is a plus, because I’ve always disliked the taste of honey until I discovered this source. I’m sure that is partly due to the fact that most commercial honey is a boiled to within an inch of their lives, whereas the Latin honey shop’s honeys are raw and in their natural state. So this honey tastes to me like honeys traditionally taste. But it still has that taste of purity commercial honeys just don’t have. I can only applaud Babar’s Vision in making these extraordinary honey is available to us.
Have used this as well as sent it to my brother who messaged me to say that he likes this. Good product.
Very good quality honey which I recommend all to try. I have ordered a number of times and I have always been impressed by the quality of honey and the swift service whenever I have ordered. Only "negative" is unfortunately the jars are now smaller so I finish the jar quicker! Lol but overall very good quality and service as I said! Thank you