£8.90 – £32.00
Blackberry honey is a result of bees collecting the nectar of blackberry blossoms, the same plant that produces one of our favourite fruits. The blackberry shrubs cover some of the lands in the mountains of Cuenca, Spain. We source this gourmet honey from our passionate and sustainable Spanish beekeeper, Antonio.
Blackberry honey is gourmet honey with a vicious appearance and a smooth and somewhat ‘chewy’ texture. This honey is crisp and sweet, with a slight berry tang. It has a delicate flowery aroma to complement its normally-mild taste.
This honey has a relatively-high fructose content, meaning it is slower to crystallise than many other varieties of raw honey. Blackberry honey is rich in vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, C, D and E.
It is also abundant in minerals: calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, selenium, and other trace minerals.
Blackberry honey is the best honey to serve at breakfast because its sweetness blends so well with waffles, pancakes and English muffins, and is a perfect choice for sweetening tea. It works very well as a sweetener in recipes for baked goods, and many people blend it with lemon juice and water to make a sweet blackberry lemonade.
- 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.