Orange blossom honeyis clearer and clearer, the more nectar the lemon blossom has. This honey can even reach a very pure white color. However, you can take darker colors if you have another type of floral source. Fundamentally, some type of honeydew. Because myelates come from the sap of trees and are rich in minerals. The minerals are those that give dark color to the honey.
The orange blossom groups the orange, mandarin and lemon trees. Fruit trees found in warm and soft areas.
In Spain, large plantations of these fruit trees are found in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean coast: Valencia, Murcia and Andalusia. Areas with a warm and mild climate.
2. Aroma and flavour
On the other hand, the aroma of this honey is very characteristic and unique, due to the presence of an aromatic substance called methyl anthranilate. This substance gives a very characteristic taste which, when tasted, is reminiscent of the taste of orange blossom.
Below is a video about orange blossoms:
Video from orange blossom
Finally, its intensity and persistence varies according to the proportion of orange and lemon blossom it has and the growing area. Also, the sensation in the mouth that this honey produces us is very different from the rest of the clear honeys. For this reason, this honey has a very peculiar taste and makes it so demanded.
3. Benefits and properties
Orange blossom honey, like any other honey, has some common characteristics. Honey is anti-cancer, antioxidant, bactericidal and disinfectant. Its bactericidal and disinfectant properties of honey make it ideal for curing sore throats, colds and wounds.
The clear honeys as the honey of orange blossom, come fundamentally from the nectar of the flowers. For this reason, they are honey rich in antioxidants. They protect us against heart disease and degenerative diseases, as well as different types of cancer.
Finally, this honey has been traditionally used for its sedative and relaxing effects, helping to fall asleep. It is also used as an antispasmodic.
The only contraindication of orange blossom honey is if taken in very high quantities. Since the honey is very calorific and will make you take kilos.
Our honey is ideal for sweetening any dish or dessert, whenever we want to give it a more neutral and sweet taste.
The great cooks use this honey to give a special touch to salted and marinated fish or meat.
Our honeys of orange blossom have not been pasteurized or manipulated. One of the most common manipulations is its pasteurization, a process that is carried out so that the honey never solidifies. For this reason, our honey can be found in a solid state or in the process of crystallization. This process is accelerated to temperatures close to 14 ºC. As a consequence, it is more common to find it solid in the summer and liquid in the summer.
6. Origin of this honey
All these honeys are obtained from the following Spanish beekeepers:
Moreno Beekeeper: Beekeeper who packages orange blossom honey from Valencia.
Rancho Cortesano: Product that is located in Jerez, a town in Cadiz. It provides us with both organic and conventional honey.
Sala e Higón: Producer located in Valencia.
In order to ensure the quality of the honey, we have visited its apiaries, its extraction and packaging machinery. What’s more, we have analysed the production from the time it is produced by the bees until it is sold to the consumer. Also, in the case of organic honeys, we often ask them for their organic certificates.