Summary: Rapeseed honey is a honey with a very characteristic delicious flavour and a very creamy texture. We bring this honey from Germany and it is available in our shop in Las rozas de Madrid.
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1. Our canola honey
Firstly, we show you the most important characteristics of raw rapeseedhoney:
Raw rapeseed honey has a very light amber colour, which reaches white or greyish-white when crystallised.
Its aroma is very sweet, with a touch in the fruity retronasal.
c) Rapeseed plant
Rapessed plant, “Brassica napus” in its scientific name.Plant belonging to the brassicaceae family. Also, rapeseed is one of the best known plants in the world, as it is the fifth most cultivated plant in the world.
In addition, rapeseed is grown for oil, which is extracted from its seeds. An oil very badly seen in Spain, because in the 80’s there was a big national problem for the sale of palm oil, which was sold as natural and was adulterated.
d) Flowering and harvesting
Rapeseed is an annual or biennial plant, which flowers from April onwards, although it is brought forward or delayed depending on rainfall and temperatures. Therefore, the collection of rapeseed honey is early.
Here’s a video about rapeseed flowers.
Video 1: Canola flowers
2. Benefits and properties
Raw rapeseed honey has the general properties of honey; antiseptic, bactericidal and healing, as it has a low moisture content and is rich in peroxidase enzymes.
Specific components provided by rapeseed nectar give this honey greater healing and bactericidal properties, acting very effectively in the healing of wounds and burns. In addition, this honey contains fatty acids, which favour a natural regeneration of the skin.
Rapeseed honey is a soft and delicious honey, ideal for sweetening breakfasts, infusions and toast. The honey of colza, when taking it is appreciated in the retronasal a very pleasant fruity touch.
Great cooks use this honey in the pairing of their meats.
Rapeseed honey contains a high proportion of glucose and less fructose, so it crystallizes very quickly.
We bring canola honey from a beekeeper in Germany, because in Spain, although rapeseed is also grown again, we have not yet found a beekeeper to supply us with this variety of honey.
6. Frequently asked questions
In addition, these are frequently asked questions:
Is this variety of honey produced in Spain?
Spain has quite a lot of rapeseed crops, but we have not yet found a beekeeper to supply it to us.
“Finally, if you want more information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you”.