In August 2019 this honey was awarded a One-Star Great Taste Award by the UK Guild of Fine Food.
"Gooey, like toasted marshmallows!" are the words customers use to describe this exciting new thick creamy white honey from Mexico.
It comes from bees feeding on the white mesquite trees that litter the 6000ft high plains of the Mexican Plateau in Aguascalientes state of central Mexico.
Known as the "tree of life" Native American tribes have considered it a superfood for centuries to promote health and vitality. They use every part of the tree for food, healing, fabric and flour.
Pods of the mesquite tree have properties that regulate blood sugar, promote fat burning and smooth digestion.
Wild mesquite trees are only found in Mexico and southwestern United States.
This honey has a 84% lab tested purity mesquite pollen count.
The judges who awarded this honey a One-Star Great Taste Award described it:
"A thick, creamy set honey with a bright, fruity aroma. The smokiness of mesquite is quite intriguing, adding balance to the sweetness without catching in the back of the throat. A complex product that could work well as an accompaniment to sweet and savoury food."
Size: 227g (1lb) net weight in a glass jar Colour: white Set/runny: thick 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 set honey.
The Mexican Plateau is a region of 6000ft high plains that cover most of northern and central Mexico.
Wild mesquite trees fill the horizon of these arid desert plains. They grow from 8 - 20m high and bear pod-like fruits.
Bees feed on the nectar from pods to produce our Raw Organic White Velvet Mesquite Honey.
Once a year local beekeepers from the Gomez family harvest this honey so we can bring it to your table straight from the hive, raw, living and unfiltered.
Tasting notes: toasted marshmallows, white chocolate, with smokey notes of vanilla bean Texture: Thick set, silky smooth, white Aroma: Jelly beans, smoky mesquite Sweetness: mild
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.
84% of this honey comes from bees feeding on mesquite trees. The mesquite plant has an astonishing number of uses.
Native American tribes have been using it as a superfood natural sweetener for centuries to promote health and vitality. They use every part of the tree for food, healing, fabric and flour.
The mesquite plant has a low glycaemic index (GI) of 25, meaning that it slowly releases sugar into the bloodstream, making it suitable for diabetics and diabetes subject to the advice of a qualified medical practitioner.
Low GI foods promote fat burning.
The mesquite plant is free of fructose, meaning that no insulin is required to digest it.
The mesquite plant also contains the following compounds in high amounts:
Quercetin - several scientific studies show that quercetin has properties that help to manage the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes.
Serotonin - regulates mood and calms the mind
Apigenin - known to repair and protect damaged kidneys
Calcium and magnesium - promotes bone health
Zinc - promotes fertility and strengthens immunity
Mesquite makes an excellent marinade for barbecued meats due to its natural smoky flavour.
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.