Summary: Blackberry honey is a dark honey with an exquisite and pleasant taste. It is also available in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid.
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1. Our raw blackberry honey
Firtsly, we show you the most important characteristics of raw honey of blackberry:
Raw honey of blackberry is always accompanied by sources of honeyates from forest trees; heather, chestnut, holm oak, oak, etc.. However, by itself it is dark.
Photo 1: Colour of blackberry honey
Furthermore, the honey of Blackberry, a very aromatic honey has a dark amber color with shades of olive green. Its aroma is sweet with very marked fruity notes that reach the retronasal.
c) Blackberry plant
Likewise, the blackberry is a shrub with thorny branches belonging to the family of rosaceae and can reach up to two meters high. Moreover, this grows in areas abundant in water, on the banks of rivers, low mountains and wooded areas.
d) Flowering and harvesting
The blackberry is found on all five continents. Furtjermore, it flowers during spring and early summer, so honey is produced in early and mid-summer.
Video 1: Blackberry flowers
Blackberry honey must contain at least 45 % pollen of Rubus sp. Pollen from Fabaceae, Asteraceae, heather, honeydew and, in some areas, chestnut can also be found in blackberry honey.
Photo 2: Pollen spectrum of blackberry honey
Blackberry is found throughout the Iberian geography, mainly in humid areas and near rivers and other areas with abundant water in mountainous areas. For this reason, honeydew honeys of oak, holm oak and chestnut trees can be found in this type of honey.
g) Gift of nature
In addition, honey is a natural product obtained from nature without the death of any living creature.
h) Rural development
Likewise, by buying this honey, you are promoting development and job creation in rural areas. For this reason, buying honey here helps the Spanish rural environment.
2. Benefits and properties
This honey has the typical properties of honey; antiseptic, bactericidal and healing, due to its low water content and perosidax enzymes, which produce hydrogen peroxides, a highly disinfecting compound.
Furthermore, specific components contained in blackberry nectar give the honey astringent properties and promote digestion.
Moreoover, another of the characteristics of this honey is its great content of antioxidants, which will slow down the aging of our body and prevent the development of degenerative diseases.
Our honey of blackberry is a sweet and aromatic honey, ideal for breakfasts and as a sugar substitute sweetener.
For this reason, great cooks use this honey to give a special touch to ice creams and biscuits and muffins.
This honey crystallizes slowly, so we will normally find it liquid.
Thirdly, we bring raw blackberry honey from the following beekeeper:
Table 1: Our beekeepers
The blackberry plant has been recognised and highly valued since ancient times for its medicinal properties. In addition, the ancient physician Theophrastus spoke of them together with Discorides in his book IV, chapter 38.
7. Frequently asked questions
Finally, here are the most frequently asked questions:
Is it a strong tasting honey?
For a dark honey, it does not have such a strong flavour as heather honey or mountain honey.
8. More information
In short, here is a chemical analysis of blackberry honey
Limit parameters that blackberry honey must comply with.
Colour (mm Pfund) 49-90
Humidity (%). Maximum 18,5
Fructose + glucose: Minimum 60
Sucrose: Maximum 5
Electrical conductivity (mS/cm): minimum 0.6
Free acidity (meq/kg): Maximum 50
HMF (mg/Kg = ppm): Maximum 40
Diastasases (Schade Units): Minimum 8
Table 2: Directive 110/2001 CE, RD 1049/2003 in Spain
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