Cilantro honey is a very rare honey in Spain that has the following characteristics:
Cilantro honey has a somewhat dark amber colour, and when crystallised it takes on a brown amber colour.
In tasting, you can appreciate its soft aroma, which when introduced into the mouth, the first sensations that produce reminiscent of floral notes, then emerges in the retronasal a more aromatic and pleasant aroma.
c) Coriander plant
Cilantro, “Coriandrum sativum” in its scientific name, this plant belongs to the apiaceae family, is an annual cultivated herb that resembles parsley, which takes a height of up to 40 to 60 cm. Since ancient times cilantro has been used and continues to be used as a condiment and as a medicinal plant. Its origin is not known exactly, but it probably originates from the Eastern Mediterranean (Greece) and the Middle East.
d) Flowering and harvesting
This plant flowers from May and its flowers are white, so in early summer its honey is collected.
Next we show you a video about coriander flowers
Video 1: Coriander flowers
2. Benefits and Properties
Cilantro honey, like quality honeys, has common properties. These properties are due to its high concentration in sugars, its enzymes and its low acidity. These properties are bactericides and animicriobians.
For this reason, honey is very beneficial and helps to cure the following common ailments:
Constipations and sore throats: Cilantro honey helps fight sore throats and other infections.
Wounds: Honey creates optimal conditions for rapid wound healing. At the same time it favours the non-appearance of scars.
We would also like to point out that honey is not a medicine. According to the European laws, medicine are products that are only sold in pharmacies. Moreover, these are the only products that can be given properties.
We recommend this honey for those who are looking for sweet and mild flavours.
Great cooks use this honey to sweeten both hot and cold drinks. It is also ideal for fruit salad dressings, sweetening dairy products and other desserts.
Cilantro cultivation in Spain is very scarce, so we can spend long periods of time without being able to supply this type of single-flower honey.
Cilantro honey crystallizes with a certain speed and fine grain size.
Our raw Cilantro honey is obtained from our beekeeper who has placed his hives in the Sierra de Andújar, in Córdoba.
Table 1: Our beekeepers
6. Coriander honey
This honey is little known in Spain, but it is very widespread in other countries such as Portugal and South America. Among the questions we are often asked, we have the following:
Does this honey taste like coriander?
This honey has a very delicate flavour, but it does not have the typical coriander taste.
“Finally, if you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you”.