"Honey falls down from the sky, mainly when the stars come out "Aristotle wrote this 2400 years ago. The Greeks thought that the Amalthea nymphs and Melita fed Zeus, the father of gods, with milk and honey.
The Egyptians believed that bees collected the dew of the morning and that honey was born from the tears of God Ra.
For over 4400 years they have used beehives to obtain this valuable and nutritious food.
From the beginning of time, different civilizations have worshiped bees, which provided us with the first sweetener, the most natural and healthiest that humanity has known: HONEY.
Comes from the Spanish citrus groves. Its color varies from white to light amber as it crystallizes, and is more or less transparent amber as liquid. It is very fragrant and has a pleasant taste. It is said to be antispasmodic and effective against insomnia.
This particular honey comes from simultaneous flowering in wild areas of the Iberian Peninsula. Its color varies from light amber to dark amber, when it’s liquid. As it crystallizes it becomes darker. Its flavor and aroma is intense, with an air of scrubland. It has a reputation for being a good digestive, antiseptic, blood regenerative and healing.
Also known as organic or biological honey is officially certified under EU law, which guarantees its natural origin, and its purity, free of pesticides and other contaminants. The quality of our Ecological Honey is the best possible, and not only is it healthy with purity guarantees, it is also environmental friendly.
Ours comes from the chestnut forests of Galicia. Its color is amber, but gets darker and includes greenish tones depending on how much honeydew it contains. Is has a slightly bitter taste and a strong flower and wood aroma.
It is a good source of minerals and is traditionally used in circulatory disorders.
Harvested in the oak forest. Honeydew comes from sugared secretions from the oak tree. Dark amber, almost black, it does not crystallize if it is pure.
It has a sweet and clearly malty aroma.
This honey comes from the mountains of the Iberian Peninsula. Amber with reddish tone, it’s appreciated for being very aromatic and of pleasant taste.
It is very effective against colds and bronchitis.
It is restorative, antiseptic, and also good for digestion.
It is harvested mainly in the Northern Plateau, Aragon and Catalonia. It’s color is amber and it has a smooth texture. Its aroma and flavor are subtle yet delicious. It is antiseptic and helpful in treating lung diseases.
Rosemary is grown in the Mediterranean climate of Aragon, Catalonia, etc ... It is white or slightly amber when it crystallizes, but more or less transparent as liquid. Very aromatic and of delicate flavor, it is suitable as a stimulant of the liver and of the digestive system.
Ours is grown in northern Spain.
With dark reddish color, and quite dense texture its flavor is pungent and lasting on the palate with a slight touch of bitterness. Its aroma resembles the forests in autumn. This honey is considered the one with the highest nutritional value. It is helpful in restoring ones natural defenses and proves to be a highly effective diuretic. It prevents heart disease, kidney problems, anemia, poor appetite and any kind of loss of minerals.
It is harvested in the oak forests of the peninsula. Honeydew comes from the oak. It is dark and dense, and has a strong malty aroma and flavor. Because of its high mineral content it is traditionally used to combat anemia and diseases as a result of loss of minerals. It also has high anti-oxidant properties.
Honey is a very energetic food. It has a high sugar content, between 70 and 80%, and with 25% less calories than conventional sugar (sucrose) it proves to be a highly superior sweetener. It is the best ingredient you can use to sweeten your drinks, breakfast cereals, yogurts... Because in addition to being a natural sweetener it has many health benefits, and is good for the environment.
Honey is produced by bees and from the nectar they collect from flower to flower. They also collect pollen, and carry it to other flowers, favoring fertilization, therefore they help plants reproduce, being essential for the production of seeds and fruits. It is estimated that a large quantity of the fruits of the earth are produced with the intervention of bees. When you eat honey you are not only caring for your own health, but also caring for the health of our planet.
AROMA, COLOR, FLAVOR.
Honeys are different from one another because they come from different plant species. Single flowered honeys or monofloral (rosemary, orange blossom, etc) come from the plant species that gives them their name. Its flavor, color and aroma are characteristic of the plant that they come from, and so are their qualities. "Millefiori" or Polyfloral honey has various floral origins and is usually associated with the geographical area where these particular flowers are found.
Honeydew honey comes from sugared secretions from plants and trees.
For example: Oak honeydew honey.
Although there are different types of honey, their basic composition does not vary much from one to another.
Water: Generally between 17 and 18%, which is the amount considered best for storage.
Sugars: glucose 38% fructose 31%.
The sucrose content is about 1.3% ± 7.3% maltose. Displayed in smaller amounts we also find Isomaltose and Niger. We can also find Erlosa and Raffinose in very small amounts.
Organic acids: give honey an acid pH ranging between 3.5% and 5.5%.
Butyric, Gluconic, Malic, Citric, Oxalic, Lactic and Formic acid are present as well in its composition.
Enzymes: Invertase and Amylase protect against digestive disorders, promote the assimilation of sugars and the digestibility of other foods. Other enzymes that we find in honey are Sucrose, Glucosidase, Catalase and Phosphatase acid.
Proteins: Its value is around 1% protein mainly because it contains almost all essential amino acids which are found in Tryptophan and Arginine.
Minerals: It holds an amount of1.5% minerals. Including Potassium salt, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Chlorine, Sodium, Magnesium and Copper. Normally dark honey is richer in minerals than white honey.
Vitamins: There are small amounts of soluble vitamins B and C, one can also find fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K
Other elements: It contains Tannin, Dextrin, Yeast, Peroxidase (known as an antibacterial substance), waxy pigments and aromatic substances, including other elements.