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Aniseed honey, otherwise known as anise honey, is made by bees foraging on the nectar of aniseed blossoms in late spring. It has been harvested from campiña of Malaga, Spain, supplied by our ecological and sustainable Spanish beekeeper, Antonio.
Aniseed honey is a little known variety and rare type of monofloral raw honey, with a unique and exceptional sweetness and flavour. It is soft and elegant but has a persistent floral aroma with fruity notes and a little touch of anis at the end and subtle spice aftertaste. Its aroma is mild and very much reminiscent of the fragrance of the aniseed drink.
Aniseed honey contains anethole, a compound found in anise, fennel and star anise, very beneficial for health.
It contains all the benefits of what raw honey entails. Properties found in this honey can be helpful towards stomach problems, such as colic, gastritis, diarrhoea and guts pain. It’s also useful towards sore throat and chest infection due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Aniseed honey is sweeter than other varieties, which makes it superb to use to sweeten your drinks and food without adding too much of it. Aniseed honey makes delicious glaze over corn on a cob, lamb, teriyaki chicken, and as a supplement to your favourite tea.
- Additional information
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.