Lavender honey comes from the flowers of Lavender, a plant belonging to the family of lamiaceae, Lavender is a plant that grows freely and without the hand of man.

Lavender is grown mainly on the stony or rocky slopes and hillsides of the two Castilles. It blooms in summer from June onwards in a very homogeneous and progressive way over time.

Lavender honey is harvested in summer although it is very negatively affected by periods of drought and wind.

Our raw lavender honey

Lavender honey has an amber or light amber color and is lighter the more lavandin or Ajedrea (Satureja montana) it has, and darker the more myelates it has.

Lavender honey is a unique honey because of its high content of sucrose and maltose, the latter is a disaccharide found only in lavender which gives it this unique and delicious aroma. In the mouth this honey gives us a sweet and fruity taste with acidic notes in the mouth and when it has myelates, light salty notes may appear. All these sensations are long and powerful.

Benefits and properties of lavender honey

Lavender honey is one of the most delicious and has the most beneficial properties for our health. To its general properties of a quality raw honey, bactericidal, antiseptic and healing are added other more specific properties from the components of the Lavender flower.

Such honey is full of beneficial properties. First, it is traditionally used for its bactericidal and antiseptic power, indicated for external use for insect bites, sunburn and wounds. Second, they also have anti-diarrhoeal properties and prevent colds, bronchitis and flus. Third, due to its high iron content, it has the same indications as chestnut honey, for people suffering from anemia and finally, it promotes sleep, moderates irritability, aggressiveness and stress.


Lavender Honey Recommendations

Lavender honey is a very aromatic and delicious honey as we have indicated above. In the market it is not one of the most appreciated because it is usually associated with air fresheners and perfumes, but once it is tried, it becomes the most desired.

Lavender honey is recommended for frying, both salted and sweet and poultry sauces.


Indications

A few months later, lavender honey crystallizes in a fine or coarse form depending on the types of nectar that the bees have pecored, that is to say, that we will probably buy it crystallized or in an advanced process of crystallization.


Origin

Lavender honey is obtained from the most famous town for its large extensions of lavender plantations, Brihuega, in Guadalajara.