Best selection of almond honeys of the highest quality from Spanish beekeepers.
Our raw Almond honey
Benefits and properties
Frequently asked questions
Summary: Almond honey is another very peculiar honey with a bitter touch. 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.
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1. Our Raw Almond Honey
Firstly, we show you the characteristics of almond honey:
Raw Almond honey has a very light color, with yellowish tones, when crystallized takes a whiter color keeping its yellow tones.
In tasting you can appreciate its sweet taste with bitter notes. 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.
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, 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, if they have them as a source of food.
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.
For this reason, 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.
Almond honey is a honey with a touch of bitterness, so it is ideal for people looking for these characteristics.
Prestigious chefs use this honey in their recipes for ravioli with cheese, and the preparation of sauces for meat dishes.
Raw almond honey crystallizes slowly with a very fine grain size. We’ll usually find it liquid.
Our raw almond honey comes from a beekeeper in Valencia.
Table 1: Our beekeepers
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.
Antimicrobial Properties of Honey. American Journal of Therapeutics 21, 304-323 (2014). Zafar H. Israili, MS, PhD
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