The best selection of lavender high-quality honeys from Spanish local beekeepers using sustainable practices.
Our raw lavender honey.
Benefits and properties
Where to buy lavender honey?
Frequently asked questions
Summary: Lavender honey is a delicious, aromatic and popular honey from Spain. It has also great health benefits. Furthermore, all these honey are produced for spanish local beekeepers using sustainable and respectful practices. Moreover, it is also available for sale in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid.
Related articles: Properties of lavender. Lavender essential oil. Raw unpasteurised honey. Lavender fields in Guadalajara.
1. Our raw lavender honey
Firstly, we show you the most important characteristics of lavender honey:
Lavender honey has an amber or light amber color and is lighter the more lavandin or savory (Satureja montana) it has, and darker the more honeydew it has.
This honey is unique for its high content in sucrose and maltose. Maltose is a disaccharide found only in Lavender that gives its typical aroma.
Furthermore, this honey has a very persistent medium sweet taste with fruity notes. Moreover , this aroma increase in the aftertaste and remind perfectly the lavender. When it has presence of honeydew, it has light salty notes also. Also, all these sensations are long and powerful.
Finally, we show you the lavender fields of Brihuega where our lavender honeys come from:
Video 1: Brihuega fields in Guadalajara.
c) Not blended
All our honeys come from local beekeepers. Likewise, our beekeepers do not their blend honey from other honeys.
Video 2: Our laavander honeys
d) Lavender plant
Lavender is a plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Moreover, it can grow freely, without man’s hand or it can be cultivated. However, when it is cultivated it is called lavender.
Lavender is also, grown mainly on the slopes and rocky or rocky hills of the two Castillas. However, they mainly grow in the sunniest areas and with good drainage. In addition, it flowers in summer from the month of June in a very homogeneous and progressive over time.
Photo 1: Lavender flower seen from a magnifying glass
e) Flowering and harvesting
Moreover, lavender flowers at the end of June and during the whole month of July. Therefore, this honey is harvested in the middle of summer.
f) Ecological or conventional
Furthermore, we have for sale b both organic and conventional lavender honey. In the case of the organic honey, they are certificated.
We offer different varieties of lavender honey, from tru lavender, spike lavender, lavandin and true lavander.
g) Gift from nature
The land provide food for bees, beekeepers care for bees, and bees provides us with honey and other products in a mutualism relationship.
h) Committed to the environment and rural development
In addition, these honeys are obtained by beekeepers using respectful and sustainable practices. Therefore, with the purchase of these honeys we help the rural environment.
2. Benefits and properties
Lavender honey is a natural product with great health benefits. Its properties are due to its low concentration in water, its high sugar content, and its enzymes. Also, the benefits of this honey comes from components provided by the nectar and pollen of lavender flowers.
For this reason, this honey has been used for many generations to treat sore throats and other discomforts. Furthermore, we can also mention its powerful aroma. Aroma widely also used in aromatizers and in places that seek relaxation atmosfere.
In short, according to a study by MG Miguel, MD Antunes and ML Faleiro, lavender honey has the following properties:
Antioxidants: As it contains antioxidants, they will delay aging and the development of degenerative diseases. Since it is the antioxidants that neutralize the free radicals. Free radicals attack the DNA chain and cause great damage to our body.
Modulator of the immune system
Anti-cancer action: One of the reasons for its anti-cancer action are its antioxidants.
Antioxidants that are also sold in a large number of drugs
Metabolic and cardiovascular benefits
Bactericide and antiviral: Honey due to its low composition in water, its enzymes and other components that come from lavender, provide this characteristic. For this reason, this honey is very indicated to help reduce the effects of colds and sore throats.
Rich in iron. The anemia is due in many cases by the lack of iron. Furthermore, this honey is rich in iron, so it is a very natural way to ingest it. However, we recommend the advice of a doctor to increase the effectiveness of absorption of this mineral.
Finally, in this section we collect the knowledge of older people who have tried to use products as natural as possible. Because only pharmaceutical companies have the right to certify the properties of a product.
Photo 2: Lavender plant
This very aromatic and delicious honey is recommended for use as follows:
Photo 3: Toast, infusions and pastries.
Therefore, it is ideal for infusions and muffins. Laso, to spread in your toast.
a) Recommendations of the great chefs
Lavender honey is recommended for fried foods, both savoury and sweet, and poultry sauces.
Other chefs recommend it for ice cream, feta cheese and Camembert cheese.
b) Other suggestions with lavender honey
On the internet we have found other interesting suggestions with lavender honey:
Make lavender infused honey
Firstly, you must take a lavender honey or any other type of honey, but preferably lavender honey, which should be liquidfied. Add dried lavender flowers to this honey. Later, leave it to macerate for at least one day. Finally, you will have a delicious lavander infused honey with a powerful aroma of lavender.
Lavender tea with honey
To prepare the lavender tea with honey, heat the water. Once it starts to boil, add the lavender flowers. Later, let it boil for about 5 minutes. Afterwards, filter the tea to separate the lavender flowers from the infusion. Finally, you can sweeten it with a little lavender honey. It is delicious.
Photo 4: Jar of lavender honey by Apícola Moreno
c) Other recipes
Other typical recipes that can be made with lavender are: honey and lavender biscuits, lavender and honey ice cream and lavender and honey cake.
“It gives an exquisite touch to an infinite number of dishes”.
Photo 5: Beehives in Brihuega
In the first place, lavender honey crystallizes after a few months in a fine or thick form depending on the types of nectar that the bees have pecorated, that is to say, we will probably buy it crystallized or in advanced process of crystallization.
In addition, Lavender honey is harvested in summer although it is negatively affected by periods of drought and wind. As a consequence, there may be years when it is produced by honey of this variety.
Lavender honey is obtained from the following beekeepers:
Table 1: Our beekeeper
There are several types of lavender such as lavender and lavender. The lavender would be cultivated lavender and the catueso would be another type of lavender. All of them can be found in other parts of Spain such as the Sierras de Madrid and Aragon.
Brihuega Lavender Fields: The Brihuega Lavender Fields are increasingly known. Fields that bloom from the end of June until the end of July, when they start to be harvested. These fields are also called Spanish Provence.
6. Where to buy lavender honey?
In Europe and the UK you can find lavender honey in many supermarkets. Supermarkets such as Tesco, Lidl, Waitrose and Holland and Barret. These supermarkets bring it mainly from beekeepers in the Mediterranean basin, where the honey is produced.
However, from El Cortijuelo we can send it directly from our beekeepers in Spain. We also assure you that it is raw lavender honey.
In addition, these are frequently asked questions:
Photo 6: Lavender plant in May
Does it taste like perfume?
Lavender honey is very popular. However, sometimes people associate it with perfumes, for this reason, they do not want to try it. However, once they try it, they tend to repeat it very often.
Is it very aromatic?
Yes, this honey is very aromatic. Also, thyme and eucalyptus honeys are very aromatic. Probably, these three are the most aromatic Spanish honeys.
Is lavender the same as lavender?
Lavender is a type of lavender, so we could say that lavender and lavender honey are the same.
Are your lavender honeys the same as market and carrefour honeys?
We sell only quality raw lavender honey, which comes as it leaves the hive.
Does your lavender honey come from La Alcarria?
The honey we sell comes also from a beekeeper in the municipality of La Alcarria, but we cannot indicate that it is from La Alcarria because it does not have a Denomination of Origin. Our beekeeper used to work with the Designation of Origin but a few years ago he left.
In which areas of the world do we have lavender honey?
According to my research, we can also find lavender honey in the Autonomous Community of Aragon, in France, in Provence, in Mexico and in Chile.
8. More information
Finally, we show you the quality tests carried out by the Apineveda SL laboratory on lote1403 of Apícola Moreno’s lavender honey. These tests follow the regulations for the quality of honey: 1049/03. Directive 2001/110/CE.
Conductivity to 20 ºC: 1.46 x 10^(-4) S/cm
Free activity: 12.38 meq/Kg
Hydroxymethylfurfural: Less than 1.00 mg/Kg
Humidity: 14.8 %
Fructoser: 36.35 %
Glucose: 26.54 %
Sucrose: 14.19 %
Maltose: 3.33 %
Diastase activity: 9.6 U Gothe
Table 5: Informatio about lavander honey
In short, a Spanish honey that is very aromatic and it has a great health properties. For both reasons, this honey is very popular in the world.