WHITE HONEY EXPLAINED
When mentioning honey most people think of the classic golden honey, but the unique white honey is becoming more well-known and popular, and has always been one of Blossom Honey's bestsellers!
White honey generally has a milder flavour compared to darker honey, and despite the name, white honey isn’t exactly white in colour - but it is lighter in colour than traditional honey. The flowers that produce white honey include, sage. alfalfa, fireweed and white clover, and our white honey is mainly sourced from top apiarists in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. This honey is made solely from the nectar and pollen of the sainfoin flowers that bloom during the summer in the pristine alpine meadows of the alpine At-Bashy area, Naryn region in the East of Kyrgyzstan. It is a purely mono-floral honey as the sainfoin flower can attract ten times more bees than other flowers.
White honey is collected by honey bees with an impressive vitality, allowing them to survive in the environment at over 2,700 meters above sea level.
This type of honey is known for its white creamy form with very finely dispersed crystals, which melt on the tongue. It has an explosive intensely floral taste. The pure white colour can be maintained by storing in a fridge. Otherwise over time it turns more of a cream colour.
White honey has often been cited as a healthcare dream - the raw version is an antioxidant powerhouse! It contains a wealth of antioxidants that help protect the body from cell damage due to free radicals in the environment. White honey is also blessed with a high number of vitamins and minerals that help improve brain function, boost the memory and improve skin condition. White honey is also super rich in Omega 3 - brilliant for skin, hair and nails. And did we mention, it tastes absolutely delicious!
As a result of its sweetness, you only need small amounts of white honey (just a spoonful a day is plenty!) and it makes a fabulous alternative to sugar. Raw white honey is a prime example of honey at its absolute best - tasty, healthy and just as nature intended....