Raw Pacific Avocado Honey from Mexico
A black, buttery-silky smooth honey with tasting notes of maple syrup and avocado, our Raw Pacific Avocado honey from the Pacific coast of Mexico contains some of the highest levels of health promoting properties known to exist in honey.
One of the rarest honeys in the world, this honey comes from bees that feed on avocado trees in the world's oldest and largest avocado plantation, 5000ft high in the mountains of Michoacan province in western Mexico.
With an incredible number of medically active compounds, the avocado plant is used around the world to treat conditions from acne and high blood pressure to stomach ulcers and mouth cancer.
Mixed in water this honey makes a nutritious, refreshing and tasty drink. It is delicious with premium vanilla ice cream or thick Greek yoghurt.
Size: 454g (1lb) net weight in a glass jar
Read on for more details about the origin, taste and health benefits of this liquid honey.
12,000 years ago, Mexico was home to the first avocado trees known to man. Today, the region of Michoacan on the Pacific coast of western Mexico produces half of the world's avocado crop. Our Raw Pacific Avocado Honey is produced by bees that feed on the nectar from these avocado trees, which are situated 5000ft high on the mountain slopes of Michoacan.
The avocado tree grows 20m high with leaves 12-25cm long and small green-yellow flowers 5-10mm wide. It only grows in tropical or subtropical climates.
Tasting notes: Bold, rich, woody, smoky, burnt sugar and caramel notes that mellow into maple syrup and molasses with a subtle aftertaste of avocado
Texture: Buttery smooth black liquid that is silky on the tongue but dissolves quickly
Aroma: Strong, lactic as if fermenting, similar to cooked butter and warm chestnut
Mixed in cold water, this honey makes a nutritious, refreshing and tasty drink. With thick Greek yoghurt, it makes a healthy snack or breakfast. And drizzled on top of premium vanilla ice cream, it makes a delicious dessert.
Acne - high blood pressure - mouth cancer - bad breath - liver disease - antiviral - antifungal - boosting immunity from infection - iron deficiency - stomach ulcers - skin - hair - digestion - eyesight - cardiovascular health
Based on the "superfood" qualities of the avocado fruit, raw avocado honey contains an incredible amount (over 25) of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and some of the highest levels of health-promoting properties known to exist in honey.
With a very high number of medically active compounds, it is said to offer many of the same medicinal properties as an aloe vera plant.
When used as a face mask it can promote healthy, supple skin and help reduce wrinkles.
It can be used as a hair conditioner for dry, damaged hair and to promote shiny, vibrant hair.
Avocados contain carotenoid lutein in far higher concentrations than in any other fruit. Lutein is essential for protection against age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Raw avocado honey is also used:
- to neutralise bad breath
- as a natural treatment for dandruff
- to prevent growth of oral cancer cells
- to accelerate menstruation
- to combat viruses including herpes and HIV-1
- during pregnancy due to its exceptionally high vitamin, mineral and folic acid content
- to relieve symptoms of psoriasis
- to prevent acne
A 2008 study at Ohio State University, USA, found that extracts from the avocado plant inhibited and destroyed human mouth cancer cells.
A study in Shizuoka University, Japan, in 2000, found that compounds naturally present in avocados reduce liver disease.
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.
For medicinal purposes, mix a teaspoon of this honey into a glass of cool water and drink three times a day.
Note: unless where specifically mentioned, none of these statements have been clinically proven in scientific trials.
This honey really surprised me, it has real depth of flavour. I never really understood when food critics would describe 'layers of flavour' but after eating this honey you will totally understand how each layer can be tasted separately and yet harmoniously blend. (I can't believe I'm talking about honey in this way) but it really is amazing. You can't just eat this honey on toast in rush, it's one you want to taste slowly and enjoy each sub type of flavour separately as they blend into an almost treacle like taste.... This is a great honey to have on full fat Greek yoghurt, the yoghurt enhances all the flavours and cleanses your palate between mouthfuls so that you can enjoy a decent amount of this very deep dark honey.
avocado Red Gumbo amazing honey that you can tell is of top quality! excellent benefits for health. I will be ordering Rainforest honey next. Thank you so much Latin honey shop
I have now tried all the different ones and each one is special , these have been excellent gifts for friends
So good that when the jar runs down we all start having palpitations ... its a game changer , nothing compares
Bought as gift for Eid. Fast delivery, amazing packaging! Much appreciated gift.
Will be buying another batch very soon.
Thought i would take a punt and see what all the hype was about. Ordered the Avocado and Gum pots. First impression was the pots look pretty big, packaging was brilliant. Their own cushioned pod. Now to the Avocado, colour looked intriguing a mixture of black/dark green, taste instantly blew my mind. So many different flavours coming out, this is some next level tasting honey.
Was told to try it with come vanilla icecream and gotta say would make a fabulous desert.
Haven't tried to Gum honey yet as gave it to dad as a present.
Honey is expensive but value for money. Seriously was surprised
After trying 2 different honeys on my previous order, I had to try these new new additions. I love the taste and nice sized jars.
Sadly can't comment on this unique looking honey (black and runny!), as I bought it as a gift. I got free delivery for my jar of moho tree honey, plus this one. The jar is very attractive to look at, so it made the perfect gift, where chocolates would have been rather ordinary.
just received mine and cannot wait to tuck into it
tastes really nice like date syrup
I love this honey. It is really nice and tastes like honey should. I am very pleased with it and use a lot of it.
This honey is very, very delicious! It tasted a bit like maple syrup (my favourite form of sugar, but I try not to have it so often), and I really try my best to not have a lot of this honey at once! Futile effort, though. :)
I bought this Raw Pacific Avocado Honey for my mother has she is trying to cut down on sugars in her diet. She has loved it and I hope to purchase more very soon.
I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new honey from the Latin Honey Shop: Pacific Avocado Honey. Intrigued by the idea of bees gathering pollen from avocado trees, I wanted to taste their product.
My first impressions were: This is a beautiful jar. The product packaging has been designed to high standards.
I opened the jar and found a luscious greenish tinged liquid inside. Having tasted raw honey from trees in India, I knew that 'real' honey would have many complex flavours. The taste of the Avocado honey is difficult to describe due to this complexity. Overall, I am happy with the description of the honey's taste and texture and will order again.
This honey is delightfully deep and complex. From the rich, almost emerald colour, reminiscent of an avocado in full bloom, to the deep savoury yet deliciously sweet notes, this is definitely the best honey I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. An exotic journey for appreciative taste buds.