Below we show you the most important characteristics of these raw rosemary honeys:
Honey of rosemary has a very light color, which when crystallized some years takes on a white color. Its aroma is not very intense and of medium persistence, more camphorated the more rosemary it takes, together with floral tones.
On tasting it, one can appreciate the intensity of its aromas, which apart from its sweet taste, has no other gustatory contributions.
c) Rosemary plant
Likewise, rosemary is a small plant typical of the Mediterranean climate, which grows on the slopes and low hills of the Mediterranean basin. It is usually accompanied by holm oaks and bushes following its destruction, such as rockroses.
In Spain it can be found in all territories with a Mediterranean climate up to 1500 meters of altitude.
Rosemary flowers almost all year round. Although the great flowering begins in early spring. Therefore, Rosemary honey is harvested at the end of April until the beginning of summer. The harvest will be more or less continuous, depending on the rainfall of that year.
Below is a video about rosemary
Video of rosemary flowers
This honey crystallizes quickly with a fine grain if it has a lot of almond pollen or thick if it is rich in radish. Therefore, in autumn and winter it is normal to find it crystallized.
f) Target population
This honey is suitable for everyone. For people under 2 years of age, we ask that you consult your doctor.
g) Ecological or conventional
We have at your disposal this rosemary honey in organic or conventional.
2. Benefits and properties
Rosemary honey is a natural product and its properties are due to two reasons. Firstly, its constitution as honey. The second reason is due to the components it takes from the nectar of the rosemary flowers.
Folk wisdom, individual researchers and the experience of generations have demonstrated well-known uses for honey. Uses that we are going to see next:
Sore throats and other respiratory ailments: Rosemary honey, like all honeys, helps to cure sore throats and other respiratory ailments.
Digestion: According to the experience of many beekeepers, such honey helps digestion.
Rich in lithium: Lithium is a mineral widely used in medicines. It helps to treat mental illness and improves memory. Although, from my point of view, the best method for memory is memory training.
However, all of these properties are not certified by a state agency or the pharmaceutical industry.
What is certain is that honey provides more beneficial components than glucose and fructose. Since in it we find vitamins, enzymes and other components. Therefore, much more beneficial than sugar.
Rosemary honey for the throat:
This honey is very indicated to cure sore throats. For it we recommend to mix in a baso of warm water with a spoonful of honey of rosemary and the juice of half a lemon. If you wish, you can also dispense with water, and make the mixture between lemon and honey directly.
Photo: Rosemary plant
This honey is ideal for those looking for a sweet and mild flavor and aromatic dishes.
Great chefs recommend this variety of honey to match grilled meats, tartars and desserts with fruit. In addition, with rosemary honey there are plenty of delicious recipes to make simple syrup, butter, chicken, ricotta and cake.
Rosemary honey may slightly increase the tension. People with hypertension should not abuse it. In addition, raw Rosemary honey is one of the fastest to crystallize. For this reason, it is normal that you find it crystallized or in an advanced process of crystallization.
If, on the other hand, you want it to be in a liquid state. You should put it in a water bath and keep it in a warm place. Finally, you should keep it in a dry place, so that the honey does not get wet, which could spoil it, because it could ferment.
5. Origin of this honey
We bring this fantastic honey from the following beekeepers:
Apícola Moreno: Beekeeper who is located in Brihuega, a beautiful town in Guadalajara.
Valderomero: Also located in Alcarria, exactly in Sigüenza. It also provides us with honey with the Denomination of Origin of the Alcarria.
Rancho Cortesano: Our third beekeeper is located in the province of Cadiz and provides us with organic rosemary honey.
All our beekeepers have been visited and seen their facilities. Therefore, we can be sure that they sell us authentic honey, without any type of manipulation.
Finally, if you are a beekeeper and have a good honey, you can contact us and we will consider adding it to our catalogue.
Honey of rosemary is in great demand both in Spain and in Europe. Therefore, you can find it in many supermarkets: Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose, M&S, Holland and Barret.