NEW RUNNY Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey from Mexico 227g
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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: light amber when set
Set/runny: crystallised set
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 crystallised 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: crystallised set
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.
I took up running in July 2019 and have been running 3-4 times a week ever since. My first time running was with some members of Revolution around the block starting at the cricket pitch on Stockingstone Road. Our plan was to do twice round to make it a 5k. I struggled to finish even one due to my asthma. My back throat was congested due to hay fever and I found it very hard to breath, if I carried on I would have collapsed. I never had it this bad, I guess this was due to me taking up running. I just about managed to get home and took my blue inhaler. I felt bad that I couldn’t finish my first run, so the following day I went running on my own and completed it but I did take the inhaler beforehand. I took my inhaler before every run throughout July and August.
I have been suffering from hay fever since the 1980s and developed asthmatic cough attacks from hay fever since early 2000. The asthmatic cough is seasonal and it starts in June lasts until the end of August.
After my issue with the running during July I had to do something. I’ve heard about taking local honey but never bothered doing anything about it. Honey for me is quite sticky, gooey and thick, although sweet doesn’t taste great. These are the normal ones you see in the local supermarket or same as the local ones you would buy from the farm.
I read so many good reviews about the taste and quality of honey that latinhoneyshop.com sell. They told me that local honey is a myth and to give Red Gumbo Limbo Honey a try, mix a tea spoon of honey in hot water from the tap (not from the kettle) in a drinking glass, drink it every morning on an empty stomach 30 minutes before breakfast. I initially bought one as I wasn’t sure how great it will taste, let me assure you the taste was amazing, best honey I have tasted. I religiously followed this routine from July 2019, taking the honey every morning and still am (I purchase the honey in bulk). One jar of honey is £9.95 and on average a jar lasts me a month. It’s been a year since I have been taking this honey, hay fever season kicked off for me in June again. Although I get the runny nose and itchy back throat but my cough has improved over 90% or more. I haven’t yet had to use my blue inhaler at all, neither have I had to take it before any of my runs. I haven’t had itchy eyes. Around my eye lids and under the eye it use to get quite warm due to the pollen but that has gone too. The eczema around my eyes has greatly improved as the hay fever use to trigger it and make it worse. I started using Drops of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask from The Body Shop as too many friends were saying I had very dark patches under the eyes. I started using it every day since July 2019 and within weeks I saw improvements. I also noticed my eyebrows started growing back which wasn’t meant to happen, must be the natural ingredients. I lost my eyebrows due to eczema 18 years ago and I started using this from the body shop for dark eyes. If you’re lucky it might grow your hair back.
I swear by the Red Gumbo Limbo Honey and tastes amazing. I am one of the worse sufferers from hay fever and it has helped me. I have just purchased 10 jars today.
My wife uses it for her hay fever and it is somewhat effective from what i can see.