The outstanding character of raw Linden Honey
Linden trees are tall and beautiful trees that often live for centuries, with large leaves and clusters of small white flowers. Throughout history, lindens have been used to grace the gardens of the rich and famous of the day.
The Linden trees are referred to as the “bee tree” because they produce so much nectar during humid weather; the nectar can even be visible to the naked eye on linden blossoms if you look early in the morning.
In the right conditions, the linden is an extremely productive honey tree. It does have a high glucose-to-fructose content ratio so it will crystallise fairly quickly, but that won’t ruin the quality of the honey (which can be de-crystallised by placing the jar in a warm water bath).
Linden honey provides many more vitamins and minerals than most other varieties of honey. It’s rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, biotin and niacin, and its distribution of minerals like zinc, calcium, potassium and magnesium is almost identical to the distribution of those minerals in the human body, making them easily absorbable after being consumed.
Despite its sweetness and high glucose content, linden honey contains approximately the same amounts of carbohydrates and calories as other types of honey: 17 net carbs (almost all from sugar) and 68 calories. That means that despite its other nutritional benefits and its health benefits, it’s a food best enjoyed in moderation. Due to its qualities, raw Linden Honey is an alternative to Manuka honey.
RAW Linden honey is our Premium product collected from our own beehives in Bulgaria. The sweet taste of this natural raw honey will open your tastebuds for a unique experience. Our beehives are located deep in a remote forest of Lindens, far away from cities, pollution and even electricity. With over 70% pollen from Tilia, our lab analyse can speak for itself.
Botanical Name – Tilia ssp., Tilia americana, Tilia heterophylla, Tilia Cordata
Taste – The honey’s taste is relatively mild but stronger than you’d expect from its appearance. It’s extremely sweet, with many experts saying linden can compete with heather honey as the sweetest honey you can find. The flavour, however, also comes with woodsy and minty notes, along with a persistent aftertaste which is slightly bitter but definitely not objectionable.
Colour – green or clear with a green tint, but as it ages it takes on a more traditional yellow appearance with light amber the most prevalent colour.
Crystallisation – The honey crystallizes in a matter of months. The process not only makes it solid but also changes its colour, making it turn a paler yellow colour.
Best partnered – With its fresh minty taste, linden honey matches perfectly with hot beverages. It is enjoyable at any time of the day to sweeten tea or infusions.
Its sweetness makes it an ideal ingredient in baking and cooking, perfect for drizzling over bread, breakfast foods or eaten with yoghurt, ice cream or sherbet, or as sweeteners in tea or coffee.
Therefore, linden honey goes well with all varieties of cheeses and is amazing with fresh cucumbers. In addition, use it to accompany fresh lemons with lukewarm water for a soothing booster
- Linden helps with colds and flu
Throughout history the leaves of the linden tree have been used as a diaphoretic, inducing a patient with a cold or fever to “sweat it out.” Honey made from the tree’s nectar can be mixed with tea or lemon and used the same way, as a gentler treatment for colds and the flu as well as sore throats. Thanks to raw honey’s natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties, the same treatment is often used for bronchitis and rhinitis. You’ll notice that we specified “raw honey,” and that’s for a very good reason. The health and nutritional benefits we’ve mentioned are only experienced when consuming raw linden honey since pasteurisation and ultra-filtration used to produce honey for the grocery store remove the propolis (bee glue secreted by honey bees) and pollen responsible for its benefits. Heavily processed honey of any type loses most of the “good stuff” that makes it a healthy food; raw, natural honey is always a better alternative.
- Can help with Insomnia and stress
Linden honey also has some sedative properties, so it may help with insomnia or stress.
- It helps in wound healing
It is applied externally to help heal festering sores on the skin, eczema, and burns. Due to the content of vitamins B, C and E honey helps to restore cell rejuvenation.
- Good source of vitamins and antioxidants
Vitamin C, B, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus zinc, polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, also some essential oils. Linden honey contains organic and inorganic acids: gluconic, citric, lactic, malic, tartaric acid, linolenic acid, oxalic acid, succinic acid, hydrochloric acid and phosphoric. Organic acids cause a pleasantly sour taste of lime honey, as well as its flavour and bactericidal properties. An important component of the product is the pollen of lime. It is the source of amino acids and proteins, required by the body.
- Useful for respiratory infections
Honey in general is a great natural remedy for cough and sore throat. Its viscous texture makes it great for throat soreness, soothing irritation and allowing the throat lining to heal. Its antibacterial action helps reduce bacterial load, contributing to improving the evolution of respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and the flu and their symptoms. It is recommended to either add honey to tea or take it as it is. Raw, unprocessed, unfiltered honey is best because it still contains all of its beneficial components.
Our Linden honey not only gives your taste buds a sweet little thrill, but it can also do your body a world of good. Order some today and find out what the buzz is all about!