Raw Organic Rivera Gum Honey from Uruguay 227g
One of our most popular honeys, a multi-award-winning honey, holder of a two-star 2017 Great Taste Award from the United Kingdom Guild of Fine Food and the international Biomiel prize.
"This honey has a fudgy texture but is smooth in the mouth. The depth of the floral notes is outstanding and long lasting. A very special honey indeed."
This was the view of 8 to 16 different judges at the UK Guild of Fine Food who awarded our Raw Organic Rivera Gum Honey a Two-Star Great Taste Award 2017.
In 2011 this honey beat over 200 honeys to win the coveted international Biolmiel prize for the tastiest organic honey in the world.
It tastes like butterscotch caramel toffee fudge with a lingering chocolate aftertaste.
Harvested by six local beekeepers from a small forest of eucalyptus trees on the borders of northern Uruguay and southern Brazil, this honey is one of the purest eucalyptus honeys in the world, with a eucalyptus pollen count of over 85%.
It can be eaten or used externally on the face, skin and hair.
This honey tastes addictively delicious straight off a spoon, in creamy organic plain yoghurt, or on top of premium vanilla ice-cream.
Size: 227g (1lb) net weight in a glass jar
Colour: dark amber
Set/runny: thick set
Organic: certified organic by the Organic Food Federation (UK), GB-ORG-04
Read on for more details about the origin, taste and uses of this set honey.
Deep in the hills of Rivera province where northern Uruguay meets southern Brazil lies a forest of eucalyptus (gum) trees. Bees feed on the nectar from these trees to produce our Raw Organic Rivera Gum Honey.
Once a year six local beekeepers harvest this honey so we can bring it to your table straight from the hive, raw, living and unfiltered.
Tasting notes: butterscotch caramel toffee fudge with a lingering chocolate aftertaste
Texture: Silky smooth, like soft toffee
In accordance with EU directive 1924/2006 we are unable to make any health claim about any of our honeys. The information given below is either background information about the plants from which our honey comes, or anecdotal based on customer reviews. It should not be inferred from the plant properties that this honey automatically possesses the same qualities or provides the same benefits as the plant.
85-90% of this honey comes from bees feeding on eucalyptus plants. The eucalyptus plant has an astonishing number of uses.
The eucalyptus plant is used to fight colds and coughs and throat and chest infections. It has an expectorant effect on coughs (stops coughs) that is similar or better than cough syrup.
The eucalyptus plant is used as a powerful antiseptic that soothes burns, cuts, ulcers and insect bites.
When used as a face mask eucalyptus plant extracts can be used on acne.
Scientific research indicates that eucalyptus extracts can be effective on diarrhoea.
Eucalyptus extracts are also used:
- topically on eczema
- as a massage rub to soothe stiff muscles and joint pains
- as a natural aid to relieve dandruff
- as a digestive aid due to its exceptionally high content of the enzyme diastase
- to cleanse the urinary tract when taken in warm water
- during pregnancy due to its exceptionally high vitamin, mineral and folic acid content
- to increase general immunity to infections and diseases
- for acid reflux, indigestion and heartburn when taken in warm water
This honey can be used like ordinary honey but is best taken as a teaspoon of this honey mixed into a glass of cool or warm (not hot) water and drunk three times a day on an empty stomach.
Note: unless where specifically mentioned, none of these statements have been clinically proven in scientific trials and none of these statements constitute a claim as to any health benefit. Please contact us for links to the various scientific studies cited in these statements.
Bought this i wanted to try Raw honey and this one seems to be pure organic honey. Difficult to really say the difference in terms of health benefits, but it did seem to make a difference to my daughters nightly post nasal drip cough. The honey is also much less runny than other honeys even in warm temperatures.
I have been buying this honey (amongst other ones) for years. The taste is sublime and my kids love it.
The only reason I haven't given it a 5 star is due to cost and it would be nice if we can mix and match the 6 jars in order to get the discount.
Excellent taste. Verry good always buy of them