Honey almost exclusive of the province of Alicante, being our area one of the main producers of the country. So much so, that the loquats of Callosa d'en Sarrià (Alicante) have Denomination of Origin and are exported to the rest of the world.
Sweet fruity flavor with a slight bitter touch, which reminds us of the pleasant taste of loquat.
Like the loquat, apart from its flavor it is highly appreciated for its natural properties. It helps fight anemia and is considered a good natural laxative as an aid in cases of constipation.
Raw honey of 100% natural origin, collected by small beekeepers in the province of Alicante(Spain).
Available in 250 and 500g format.
Loquat Honey from Spain
Loquat honey La Carrasqueta, is a honey collected by hand from honeycombs located between loquat fields. We are facing a very exclusive limited production honey from the southern province of Alicante (barely known in the rest of Spain).
The loquat is originally from Japan, arrived in Europe in the seventeenth century as an ornamental tree. From there, during the 19th century its cultivation and consumption of its fruits became popular throughout the Mediterranean area (France, Algeria, Turkey, Israel, Italy and Spain). Especially successful was in the Alicante areas of Polop, La Nucia, Altea, Vall de Guadalest and above all Callosa d'en Sarrià. This last population being known throughout Spain for its extensive loquat plantations and their quality. So much so, that their loquats have Designation of Origin of Callosa d'en Sarrià.
The loquat is a very popular fruit apart from its excellent taste, for beneficial properties for health, since it is a fruit very rich in vitamins, with a lot of fiber and very low in calories. Among its most outstanding properties are its high content in carotenoids that favor the care of our skin. Therefore, we recommend that if you have never tried this fruit and have the possibility of acquiring it, it will be a food that will surprise you very pleasantly.
Its collection date occurs during the months of late autumn and early winter coinciding with the loquat flowering. An era where daytime temperatures barely exceed 12-15º in these areas of the interior of Alicante. This means that due to the shortage of nectar from other flowers, bees take advantage of the loquat's flowering to obtain their nectar.
Loquat honey has a color between dark orange and light amber. It has a sweet fruity flavor that reminds us of the flavor of the loquat fruit, with a slight bitter touch, very soft and pleasant to the palate.
Honey crystallization very fast. Crystallizes in thick and irregular crystals. This process can be avoided by slowly heating the water bath, but without exposing it to high temperatures that make us lose the nutritional properties present in honey.
Like the rest of our honeys, loquat honey La Carrasqueta, is raw honey of 100% natural origin, which has not been manipulated or pasteurized, preserving all the properties of honey. It has been collected manually by small beekeepers of the Valencian Community (Spain).
Loquat honey properties
Among the beneficial properties attributed to loquat honey, we can highlight:
- It helps people suffering from anemia, due to its high iron content.
- EIn adequate amounts it is good for constipation because it is considered a good natural laxative.
- Like other honeys, it helps fight colds and winter colds; and has relaxing effects.
Uses loquat honey
Loquat honey is a honey that can be enjoyed alone, mixed together with an infusion or with hot milk, or in toast.
Average nutritional values per 100g of product:
|Energetic value||330 Kcal|
|of which saturates||<0.001g|
|of which sugars||76.3g|
Store in a cool, dry place. Due to its purity this honey tends to crystallize, this natural process can be avoided by heating the water bath.
Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year.
You might also like