Eucalyptus honey comes from the flowers of the Eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus is a tree native to Australia that was exported to America and Europe at the end of the last century. Among the countries that imported it is ours, occupying large areas of northwest and southwest Spain.
The Eucalyptus tree is a tall tree, which flowers from September to March in the northern hemisphere, so the honey obtained from this tree is harvested in early fall.
The raw honey of Eucalyptus has a dark amber color with greenish reflections, but if it has contributions from other plants, such as heathers and brooms, this honey takes on darker colors, taking on an earth brown color when it crystallizes.
Its aroma is very characteristic, very intense and persistent, which when tasted, reminds of the taste of wet wood. Its taste is sweet, with slight acidic and sometimes salty notes if it contains some pollen from broom or heather.
Video from eucalyptus tree
Benefits and properties
Our honey of Eucalyptusis one of the most demanded honeys on the market, as a component of eucalyptus nectar, eucalptol, enhances its bactericidal and antiseptic power. Therefore, this honey has magnificent antiseptic and bactericidal properties.
This honey has been used since ancient times to treat respiratory tract infections, sore throats and constipation. It is also great at wound healing, and leaves no wound mark.
Our honey of Eucalyptus is a honey with a marked flavour, ideal for people who like a more powerful flavour.
Great cooks recommend this honey for pairing legume salads, reduced sauces and game dishes. In addition to its common uses to spread breakfast toasts and sweeten drinks and desserts such as yogurt, infusions and coffees.
The crystallization of this honey is very slow, and when crystallizing forms thick crystals. If you want it to be liquid, the best way is to put our honey a year Maria until it is completely covered liquid. To keep it liquid, it is necessary to leave it somewhere not very freco, because temperatures near the 14 ºC accelerate its crystallization.
The raw honey from Eucalyptus is obtained from two suppliers: one of them comes from a beekeeper in a village in Guadalajara, Brihuega. The other honey is organic from a beekeeper in Cadiz. Sometimes, when none of these beekeepers have the mentioned honey, we bring it from a beekeeper who is located in Valencia.
All our beekeepers have visited them in order to ensure their seriousness and commitment to quality. We know that we could find cheaper honeys, as it is as easy as mixing quality honey with Chinese honeys, or collecting the honey early to get more weight. Our beekeepers follow the most suitable collection and packaging processes to offer you the highest quality honey.