Fantastic selection of top quality raw rosemary honeys from Spanish beekeepers.
Our raw rosemary honey
Benefits and properties
Frequently asked questions
Summary: Rosemary honey is a mild and delicious tasting honey with many beneficial properties that comes from Spain. We also have it available in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid.
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1. The raw Rosemary honey
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.
Its aroma is not very intense and of medium persistence, more camphorated the more rosemary it has, together with floral tones. When tasting it, an intensity of aromas can be appreciated, which apart from its sweet taste, it does not have other taste contributions. Likewise, this honey can have some bitterness if it contains some almond.
Below is a video about rosemary
Video 1: Rosemary flowers
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 2: Our rosemary honeys
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) Not homogenised
All our honeys have a unique origin. Our beekeepers do not mix honeys from different origins.
g) Target population
This honey is suitable for everyone. For people under 2 years of age, we ask that you consult your doctor.
h) Ecological or conventional
We have at your disposal this rosemary honey in organic or conventional.
i) The legend
The legend of rosemary found in Pliny’s medieval manuscript. Here it tells us the relationship between this flower and the name “dew of the sea”. It is said that the blue colour of the rosemary flower is due to the waves of the Mediterranean Sea, although these waves washed the rosemary plants and gave the flower its blue colour. This is why the word rosemary comes from a Latin word meaning “dew of the sea”.
j) Committed to the environment
All the honeys you will find in this section come from beekeepers committed to quality, the environment and are making a great effort in rural development.
j) A gift of nature
Honey is a gift of nature that is obtained without sacrificing any living being.
“One of the best known and most demanded honeys with fine and exquisite notes.”
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.
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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.
Photo 1: Rosemary plant
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.
The traditional uses of this honey are as follows:
a) Rosemary honey for the throat:
We recommend mixing a spoonful of rosemary honey and the juice of half a lemon in a glass of warm water. If you wish, you can also dispense with the water, and make the mixture directly between the lemon and the honey.
Another way to make use of the properties of rosemary honey is to heat animal milk and add a few spoonfuls of honey. It is recommended that you drink it before going to bed, it will greatly relieve your irritated throat.
b) For the skin
Rosemary honey can be used on wounds and dehydrated areas. This honey can also be used to make fantastic natural cosmetic creams.
c) For the face
For people who have acne, pouring rosemary honey on can help clear up acne because of its anti-inflammatory effect.
Although rosemary honey has hardly any contraindications, it is true that people who are allergic to rosemary pollen should be careful, as this honey does contain this variety of pollen.
“It will add a delicious accent to an infinite number of desserts”.
This honey is ideal for making sweets, for toasting and sweetening infusions.
On a more specific level, we also give the following advice:
Ideal for those who are looking for a soft and aromatic taste in their dishes and sweets. It also goes well with all kinds of cold and hot drinks.
Great chefs recommend this variety of honey for pairing with grilled meats, tarts and fruit desserts.
Finally, there are many recipes for making natural ice cream. Rosemary honey and orange blossom honey are the most suitable for preparing these refreshing desserts.
Therefore, a natural product with many uses in the kitchen.
Photo 2: Photos of the Brihuega beehive
a) Traditional recipes with rosemary honey
We have the following typical recipes with rosemary honey:
Honey and rosemary sauce
This is made with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, rosemary honey and sesame seeds.
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.
We bring this fantastic honey from the following beekeepers:
Organic and no organic
Table 1: Origins of our beekeepers
With the exception of the Honey with Denomination of Origin of the Alcarria, we do not assure at any time the origin of the honey. Only, we indicate you the location of our beekeeper
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.
Photo 3: Rosemary flower
7. Frequently asked questions
Among the questions you usually ask us, these are the most frequent ones:
How long do you have to leave it in the bain-marie to make it liquid?
The big pot until it becomes completely liquid can take quite a while.
Which honeys have as many properties as rosemary?
Also, eucalyptus, chestnut, thyme and lavender honeys are very beneficial to health.
What other honeys have a mild flavour like rosemary?
Other mild honeys would be orange blossom, coriander and lavender.
What is the difference between your honey and that of mercadona, carrefour and el Corte Inglés?
What we guarantee is that our honey comes from small beekeepers who are committed to quality, which is why we only sell raw honey of the highest quality.
Do you sell white rosemary honey?
Rosemary honey together with orange blossom and lemon honey usually take on very white colours, but this varies every year.
Do you have rosemary honey from La Alcarria?
The honey of rosemary from La Alcarria that we have is the one from Valderomero.