The oak honey, a natural product made by bees from the myelates released by the oaks. Also, the oaks a tree of the genus “Querqus”, to which the oaks also belong. The oak is native to the northern hemisphere, and in the Peninsula are spread throughout it.

1. Our Raw Oak Honey

Raw honey of oak, one of the least sweet of all, has the following characteristics:

  • Colour

Raw honey has a very dark amber color, sometimes even black. When crystallizing this honey takes a brown color.

  • Aroma

Its aroma is also malted, infused with malt, i.e. toasted barley. You can also appreciate notes of liquorice and light touches of menthol.  In the mouth you can see clear salty components, which cushions its sweetness.

  • Harvesting

This honey is a late honey, which is normally harvested in late summer and autumn.

2. Benefits and properties 

This honey like the rest of honey has some common properties. Among the common properties of honeys, the best known are:

  • Colds and sore throats: Honey has a high concentration of sugars, contains enzymes and is acidic. For this reason, honey has a great bactericidal and antimicrobial power. This makes its consumption favor the healing of colds and other throat infections.
  • Wound healing: For the same reasons explained above, honey accelerates wound healing.

However, honeys from myelates such as oak have a higher content of antioxidants and flavonoids. This is mentioned in the research article published in the journal “Foods” in 2019.

  • Antioxidants: Antioxidants slow down aging and prevent us from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.

In short, honey is a natural product, which sweetens many dishes and brings us great health benefits. However, we remember, as Spanish law indicates, that honey is not a medicine.

3. Recommendations

Our honey of oak is one of the least sweet honeys, so it is ideal for people who want to consume honey and do not seek to sweeten their desserts too much.

Great specialists in the kitchen use this honey to pair blue cheeses, fried foods and fruit, as well as chocolate cakes.

4. Indications

This honey, like very dark honey, rich in minerals and with a lower glucose content, is usually quite slow to crystallize, so it is normal that it should always be liquid.

5. Origin

The honey of oak comes from two beekeepers, who produce organic honey. A beekeeper has placed his beehives in the east and northwest of the Community of Madrid, and our second beekeeper is located in Cadiz.