Firstly, we show you the most important characteristics of loquat honey:
Medlar honey has a light amber colour similar to the colour of its fruit. It has an amber color with orange touches.
When it crystallizes, it takes on an amber brown colour. The flavour of the medlar honey is soft and very pleasant, with marked notes that perfectly recall the flavour of the medlar fruit.
c) Medlar Tree
The medlar, a tree native to Asia that was taken to temperate countries like Spain. In the peninsula we find it in the Mediterranean coast, areas with a mild climate and few frosts.
d) Flowering and harvesting
The medlar blossoms in late summer and early autumn, so medlar honey is a late honey.
Video: Loquat flowers
2. Benefits and properties of loquat honey
Medlar honey, like the rest of honey, has properties and health benefits, according to popular wisdom, books and many scientific articles. Among its best known properties, we have the following:
Colds and throat infections: Honey helps the healing of colds and other sore throats. This is due to the bactericidal and antimicrobial properties of honey.
Wound healing: Medlar honey creates optimal moisture and pathogen-free conditions. Which help the healing of wounds and do not appear scarring marks.
Therefore, honey, in addition to sweetening, provides us with a great deal of health benefits. Also, medlar components provide more properties.
According to the experience of my shop and customers, many of them take medlar honey to alleviate the effects of chemotherapy. I have not found this in any book or scientific article. This property is only the experience of clients and doctors I have talked to.
Finally and complying with the Spanish regulations, we remember that honey is a natural product that gives us very positive effect on the body, but it is not a medicine.
The loquat honey is highly demanded by people who are looking for the fruity aroma of loquat, a soft and persistent aroma.
The great cooks recommend loquat honey for making biscuits and pairing with fresh cheeses.
The crystallization of this raw honey is very fast and tends to form two phases due to its high moisture content. This form of crystallization consists of a majority crystallization, and in the upper part of it there is a dark, liquid, uncrystallized phase.
If we find these two phases in raw loquat honey, this is a peculiarity of this product. In case we find this, stir the honey well with a spoon until it is homogeneous and the phases are not distinguished.
Another peculiarity of its crystallization is that it forms thick and irregular crystals that can remind us of the texture of sugar, but it has nothing to do with white sugar.
Raw loquat honey is obtained from the following beekeepers:
Sala e Higón: Packer located in Turis, a village in the province of Valencia.
Therefore, this honey comes from the beautiful and well-kept orchards of Valencia.
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