This honey has a dark amber colour with greenish reflections. If it contains contributions from other plants, such as heather and broom, this honey takes darker colors. In addition, it takes on a brown earth colour when it crystallises.
Its aroma is very characteristic, very intense and persistent. When you taste it, it reminds you of the taste of wet wood. Likewise, its taste is sweet, with slight acidic notes and sometimes salty if it contains some broom pollen or heather.
Eucalyptus is also 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. At present it occupies large extensions of the northwest and southwest of Spain.
Eucalyptus is also a tall tree, which flowers from September to March in the northern hemisphere. Therefore, the honeys obtained from this tree are harvested in early autumn.
Here’s a video about eucalyptus
Video from eucalyptus tree
2. Benefits and properties
Firstly, this honey is one of the most demanded honeys on the market. Since it is one of the most bactericidal honeys, because a component from the nectar of Eucalyptus, eucalyptol, enhances its bactericidal and antiseptic power. Therefore, this honey has magnificent properties to cure sore throat.
This honey has been used since ancient times to treat respiratory tree infections, sore throats and constipation. It is also magnificent in wound healing, and leaves no mark of the wound.
Honey of Eucalyptus with milk
Milk honey is a remedy against colds and flu that has been used for dozens of generations. Also, within the honeys to fight the cold, the most appropriate is the eucalyptus honey.
Honey in pregnancy
Honey consumption in pregnancy is very positive for the following reasons:
Honey contains folic acid, a compound that stimulates the formation of red blood cells in both the woman and the fetus.
It also contains ascorbic acid, magnesium, copper and zinc, a compound that promotes the formation of antibodies.
This provides a great amount of energy, very necessary for both.
So, it’s a fantastic mile for pregnant women.
Taking the honey in normal quantities, without abusing it, does not have any contraindication. However, it should not be taken by children under the age of two, in case they have a bacterial colony. Although the possibility that this will arise is almost zero.
This honey of Eucalyptus is a honey with a marked flavour, ideal for people who like a more powerful flavour.
For this reason, great cooks recommend Eucalyptus honey to match legume salads, small sauces and game dishes. Also, to make eucalyptus tea.
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 becomes completely liquid. To keep it liquid, it is necessary to leave it somewhere not very cool, because temperatures near 14 ºC accelerate its crystallization.
Raw Eucalyptus honey is obtained from the following beekeepers:
Apícola Moreno: Beekeeper of a town in Guadalajara, Brihuega.
Rancho Cortesano: This beekeeper from Cádiz provides us with ecological eucalyptus honey.
Finally, we must emphasize that we have visited all our beekeepers. For this reason, we can assure their seriousness and commitment to quality. We know that we could find cheaper honey, as it is as easy as mixing quality honey with Chinese honey, or collecting honey early to get more weight. Our beekeepers follow the most suitable collection and packaging processes to offer you the highest quality honey.
The eucalyptus comes from Australia and has been planted in many European countries. Therefore, in Europe you can bring this honey from many places.
In addition, it is a very demanded honey. So it is easy to enter the vast majority of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. Supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose, M&S, Holland and Barret.