AWARD WINNING Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey from Mexico
ONE-STAR AWARD WINNING STOCK JUST IN AUGUST 2018
AUGUST 2018: This honey has just 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: 454g (1lb) net weight in a glass jar
Colour: deep red
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: Silky smooth liquid (crystallises at cold temperatures with fondant-like crystals)
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.
We’re old fans of Red Gumbo honey, it is reliably delicious in flavour and texture.