Almond honey is a natural product that is made by bees from the nectar of the flowers of the Almond. A honey with a soft bitter touch that makes it different from the others!

Best selection of almond honeys of the highest quality from Spanish beekeepers.

Index:

  1. Our raw Almond honey
  2. Benefits and properties
  3. Recommendations
  4. Indications
  5. Origin
  6. History
  7. Frequently asked questions

Summary: Almond honey is another very peculiar honey with a bitter touch. Furthermore, this honey is produced in Spain and we bring it from beekeepers who are committed to the environment and quality. It is also available in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid.

Articles of interest: Raw unpasteurised honey

1. Our Raw Almond Honey

Firstly, we show you the characteristics of almond honey:

a) Color

Raw Almond honey has a very light color, with yellowish tones, when crystallized takes a whiter color keeping its yellow tones.

Colores de la miel de almendro

Photo 1: Almond honey colours

b) Aroma

In tasting you can appreciate its sweet taste with bitter notes. Moreover, this honey together with that of strawberry tree, are the most bitter of Spanish origin. Also, in the mouth its flavor is discovered persist with fruity aromas reminiscent of raw almonds.

Certainly, the bitter taste is due to a component found in this honey, the amygdalin.

Video 1: The almond tree

c) The almond tree

The Almond tree, “Prunus amygdalus” in its scientific name, belonging to the family of Rosaceae is a small fruit tree that can reach up to 5 meters high. Moreove, it is very resistant to drought conditions and poor soils, typical of the Mediterranean climate.

Almond honey is one of the first to be made by bees, becaouse it is one of the first source of food in Spring.

d) Flowering and harvesting

The almond tree is one of the first trees to bloom. It flowers in early spring, from February to March, when late frosts are common. For this reason, they are usually grown in coastal areas, where there is less risk of frost.

Therefore, their honeys are also one of the first to come out.

2. Benefits and properties

Almond honey is a fantastic product that gives us much more than just a sweet taste. Due to its composition and characteristics, this honey has the following properties:

  • Colds and other respiratory infections: It helps to cure colds and sore throats.
  • Healing of wounds: It has a very positive effect on the healing of wounds. It also helps to avoid scars.
  • In summary, we emphasize that honey is a natural product that promotes our health.

However, honey is not a medicine according to Spanish law. Since only pharmaceutical companies can give properties to the products.

Likewise, and according to popular wisdom, components of Almond Nectar help in digestion. This honey is very beneficial for the liver and blood circulation.

3. Recommendations 

Almond honey is a honey with a touch of bitterness, so it is ideal for people looking for these characteristics.

Moreover, prestigious chefs use this honey in their recipes for ravioli with cheese, and the preparation of sauces for meat dishes.

4. Indications

Raw almond honey crystallizes slowly with a very fine grain size. We’ll usually find it liquid.

5. Origin

Our raw almond honey comes from a beekeeper in Valencia.

Beekeepers
Location
Characterístics
Sala Higón Valencia No orgaNIC

Table 1: Our beekeepers

6. History

Discorides also speaks of the almond tree in his book I and chapter 139.

7. Frequently asked questions

In addition, they are the most comon questions:

  • Is this honey very bitter?

Almond tree honey, together with strawberry tree honey, is the most bitter honey produced in Spain. Moreover, it has a bitter but not overly bitter taste.

8. More information:

Finally, we also show you the physical-chemical parameters that an almond honey must have.

Chemical parameters
Colour (mm Pfund) Maximum 30 Humidity (%). Max. 18 Fructose + glucose: Minimum 60
Sucrose: Maximum 5 Electrical conductivity (mS/cm): minimum 0.25 Free acidity (meq/kg): Maximum 50
HMF (mg/Kg = ppm): Maximum 40 Diastasases (Schade Units): Mínimum 8

Table 2: Directive 110/2001 EC, RD 1049/2003 in Spain

In short, a Spanish honey unique in its flavour and aroma with a touch of bitterness. Therefore, a honey for those who are looking for less sweet flavours.

Source

Antimicrobial Properties of Honey. American Journal of Therapeutics 21, 304-323 (2014). Zafar H. Israili, MS, PhD

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