Raw Organic Pacific Moho Tree Honey from Mexico
LAST JAR - MORE STOCK MARCH 2018
A very rare liquid organic honey with a wonderful aroma and a unique delicate taste of fresh melon and candied citrus peel, 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.
The Moho tree (genus heliocarpus), has been used in Latin America for centuries for its powerful medicinal, anti-allergy and health-promoting qualities.
Due to its high sunshine-absorbing properties, extracts from the heliocarpus genus have been used in Mexico for centuries to treat anxiety, insomnia and to offset the effects of aging on the skin and help slow down the growth of wrinkles.
A 2001 scientific study in at the University of Habana in Cuba found that the Moho tree has antioxidant properties that help to combat asthma.
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
Set/runny: runny beginning to crystallise to a white colour with a jelly bean texture [SPECIAL EDITION: crystallised white honey with a jelly bean texture]
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 runny 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: Liquid honey which crystallises after two months into a smooth white texture that resembles jelly beans
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.
Plants from the heliocarpus genus, to which the Moho tree belongs, have been used in traditional medicine in Mexico for centuries to treat anxiety, insomnia and headaches.
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 relieving these conditions.
Due to its high sunshine-absorbing properties, extracts from this plant genus have been used in Mexico for centuries to offset the effects of aging on the skin and help slow down the growth of wrinkles.
A 2001 scientific study in 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.
This is a good way to hold down eczema or any other allergy symptoms from inside out
Great tasting honey, especially if you like the runny type. Would definitely buy again.
Absolutely delicious. One of the tastiest honeys I have tried. Beautiful on toast. Considering the size of the jar the price is very reasonable. Will be coming back for more when this is finished.