AUGUST 2018: This honey has just won a Two-Star Great Taste Award from the United Kingdom Guild of Fine Food.
The independent food judges who awarded it a Two-Star Award described it:
" A rich golden honey, with a glorious aroma on the nose of woody trees and lots more... really lovely honey... This stands out from the crowd..."
A very rare part-set part-runny organic honey with a wonderful aroma and a unique delicate taste of fresh melon and candied citrus peel (LIMITED EDITION STOCK tastes of mango), this honey comes from bees that feed on Moho trees in the tropical Pacific bays of Oaxaca province in southwestern Mexico.
This is a prized, sought-after honey in Latin America and this is the first time it has been made available in Europe, exclusively by the Latin Honey Shop. 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: part-set part-runny with tangy taste of mango 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 honey.
Hidden away beyond the mountains, canyons and ravines of Oaxaca state in south-western Mexico lie the tropical bays of the Pacific coast where heliocarpus "Moho" trees grow in abundance.
This honey is produced by the bees who feed on the nectar primarily from these trees and from the golden sunflowers surrounding these trees.
The scientific name for the Moho tree genus is heliocarpus. The word heliocarpus means "sun-seed" in Greek. It is named after the appearance of the Moho Tree fruit, which has a halo-like fringe of bristles around the seed, making it look like the blazing sun.
The Moho tree is a large tree, growing up to 30m in height. The 16-20cm long leaves are covered in reddish hairs.
Tasting notes: Fresh melon and candied citrus peel notes that blend into subtle aftertones of cinnamon and refreshing mint
Texture: Part-set part-runny honey which crystallises quickly due to its high pollen content
Aroma: Fresh, fruity and floral
This honey tastes delicious straight from the spoon, or mixed into cold 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. 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.
Plants from the heliocarpus genus, to which the Moho tree belongs, have been used in traditional healing in Mexico for centuries.
A scientific study in UAM University, Mexico City, in 2008 concluded that there is indeed a clinical basis for the use of the heliocarpus plant in helping to relieve headaches and disturbed sleep.
A 2001 scientific study at the University of Habana in Cuba found that the Majagua (Moho) tree has antioxidant properties that help to combat asthma.
The study found that several naturally occurring chemical compounds contained in the flower were found to inhibit the formation of substances that aggravate the airways of asthmatics.
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.