£7.50 – £25.00
Albaida honey is a result of bees foraging on the nectar of Albaida flowers, known by its scientific name Anthyllis cytisoides. This honey is harvested from the fields of yellow flowers of Albaida in Alpujarra Almeriense of the Almería Province, in Spain, supplied by our ecological and sustainable Spanish beekeeper, Antonio.
Albaida honey is straightforward and clean tasting honey. Not too light, not too strong, this honey has a perfect level of floral sweetness. It is one of the least intense raw kinds of raw honey. Its flavour is not one that lingers around the palate, almost dissolving immediately.
This honey is helpful for the skin as it is one of the most abundant monofloral raw honey in hydrogen-peroxide, which aids towards accelerating the repair of the skin when used externally.
Albaida honey goes well with desserts, especially with honey cake. It’s for desserts where you like it to have some honey flavour but not too intense that it’d strongly affect the overall taste of your treats.
- Additional information
Albaida honey is harvested from the fields of Albaida flowers in Alpujarra Almeriense of the Almería Province, Andalusia Spain.
The Albaida is a small shrub that does not usually exceed one metre in height and that grows all along the Mediterranean coastline. It goes by another scientific name ‘Anthyllis cytisoides’. The petals of the blossoms are bright yellow. Because the blossoms are very small the bees have to work extra harder to obtain the nectar. This is one of few honey types that takes very long to crystallise.
Because our honey is 100% raw it can crystallise over time. This is normal and it does not mean that the honey has gone off. Simply place the jar of honey in a glass bowl, quarter fill a pan or a pot with boiling water then place the bowl into it. The steam should heat the bowl, which heats the jar without overheating it (you do not want the benefits of the honey to be eliminated by the heat). Keep the water boiling by turning up the heat on the stove. The honey should be in liquid form again in 15 minutes or so (depending on the size). To read more about honey crystallisation, please read our article about it here.
- Do not feed raw honey to infants and young children under 12 months of age due to the chance of botulism poisoning. This is not a danger for older children or adults.
- Using large amounts of honey might increase blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
- Avoid honey if you are allergic to pollen. Honey, which is made from pollen, may cause allergic reactions.