Lavender honey comes from the flowers of lavender, a plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Lavender is a plant that grows freely, without the hand of man. However, when it is cultivated it is called lavender. Its flower has a very powerful aroma that is well preserved in this honey.
Lavender is grown mainly on the slopes and rocky or rocky hills of the two Castillas. They mainly grow in the sunniest areas and with good drainage. In addition, it flowers in summer from June in a very homogeneous way and progressively over time.
Honey from lavender has an amber or light amber color and is lighter the more lavandin or savory (Satureja montana) you have, and darker the more honeyates you have.
This honey is unique for its high content in sucrose and maltose, the latter is a disaccharide found only in Lavender that gives this aroma so striking and delicious. In the mouth this honey causes some sensations in the mouth of sweet and fruity taste with acid notes, and when it has the presence of honeydew, may appear light salty notes. All these sensations are long and powerful.
Finally, we show you the lavender fields of Brihuega (Guadalajara, Spain) where our lavender honeys come from:
Video of lavender fields
Benefits and properties
Lavender honey is one of the most delicious and with the most beneficial properties for our health. To its general properties of a raw honey of quality; bactericidal, antiseptic and healing. In addition to these, it has those that comes specifically from the components of the flower of Lavender.
This honey is full of beneficial properties. First, it is traditionally used for its bactericidal and antiseptic power. It is very indicated for external use for insect bites, sunburn and wounds. Second, it also has anti-diarrheal properties and prevents colds, bronchitis and flu. Third, due to its high iron content, it has the same indications as chestnut honey. Therefore, it is very indicated for people suffering from anemia. Finally, it promotes sleep, moderates irritability, aggressiveness and stress.
This honey is a very aromatic and delicious honey as we have indicated previously. In the market it is not one of the most appreciated because it is usually associated with air fresheners and perfumes, but once tested, it becomes the most desired.
We recommend Lavender honey for fried maridar, both salty and sweet and poultry sauces.
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 most famous village for its large extensions of Lavender plantations, Brihuega, in Guadalajara. We know very well our beekeeper from Guadalajara, and his facilities. He is a beekeeper of great confidence that has clearly contributed by the quality and good work, as well as a perfect care of their hives.
There are several types of lavender such as lavender and lavender. The lavender would be the 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 Aragón.
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.