Our gourmet pure Yorkshire ling heather honey comes from the finest moors in Yorkshire.
This exquisite and sought after honey is dark amber in colour, highly aromatic with slight bitter, tangy and smoky notes. It has a strong distinctive woody, warm, floral, fresh fruit aroma reminiscent of heather flowers. It works really well with yoghurt, fruit and with salty cheeses.
Ling heather honey is considered true “heather honey”. It is a low growing evergreen native of Europe with a liking for dry acidic soils.
Ling heather honey has unique sensory qualities and exhibits a gelatinous property called thixotopism. Normally it is gel-like and firm, but it will become temporarily liquid if stirred or agitated.
A sign of purity is the presence of small air bubbles trapped in the gel-like honey (a result of pressing to extract the honey), and while it has a bright appearance, it will not be clear.
Ling heather dominates the moors in Yorkshire and is also found in the uplands of Britain and Ireland. These areas account for about 75% of open heather moorland. Heather grows on moorlands or dry heath lands which are characterised as open areas of land with few trees at altitudes up to 300 metres.
This honey is sold in hexagonal 340g jars. We have a very limited stock so order now!
Approximate nutritional information for raw honey:
|Energy (kjoules)||1416 kj|
|Energy (kcal)||333 kcal|
|of which Saturates||0.1 g|
|of which Sugar||69.6 g|