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Raw Organic Rainforest Honey From Brazil Latin Honey Shop

Raw Organic Rainforest Honey From Brazil

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Fresh and harvested only in March 2017, this is our first honey from Brazil, a honey so rare that we spent one year trying to buy it.

It is a thick, 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, a tree which is scientifically proven to relieve anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia along with many other scientifically proven health benefits.

[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: 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.

The pink Mimosa silk tree has been used medicinally by Mayan civilisations for over 1000 years to treat a wide range of illnesses and health conditions.

The pink Mimosa silk tree has been used in Chinese medicine for nearly 2000 years as a natural antidepressant. It is known as the "tree of happiness", the "happiness herb" and even "herbal Prozac."

There is scientific research based support for the use of the Mimosa tree to relieve anxiety, stress, depression and insomnia.

[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 medicine for treating insomnia.

[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 cervical cancer cell lines.

[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..

Customer Reviews

Based on 98 reviews

Great tasting honey ive not began the purpose yet which is to loose weight with it but tastes awesome even on toast x

Fast delivery n great taste

Taste nothing like honey that I’ve had before beautiful like a spread , wont last long though will have to order again p&p was so well done too


Very raw, fresh and tasty!

Beautifully sweet.

Really great taste definitely reccomend.

First time purchase

I ordered from the Latin Honey Shop for the first time over a week ago. I had procrastinated for a while and read customer reviews before finally placing an order. The order process was simple and the honey arrived within a few days. I purchased the rainforest and volcano sunflower honey but have only been using the former. I'm not an expert on honey but it tastes great and my husband is enjoying it in his turmeric milk everyday. It is grainy on the tongue and has a pleasant woody after taste. I prefer natural products so will definitely be buying from you again, especially if I keep getting free delivery on my order!
It's always a pleasure supporting a small business. Oh, I love the fact that the name of the person who packed my order was on the paperwork. Great touch!