Our natural, pure, organic LAVENDER HONEY (Lavandula angustifolia) is sourced from Bulgaria. The country is a top world producer of lavender oil from this aromatic plant. Lavender honey has a delicate floral scent in liquid or crystal form.
Lavender originally came from Persia and ancient Greeks and Romans used it to scent baths or on laundered linen. (“Lavender” comes from the Latin word “lavare”, which means “to wash”). The plant has historically also been used for its soothing and healing qualities.
Lavender honey is a light amber colour which turns opaque and whitish when crystallized and creamed. The aroma is a delicate floral scent with an evident Lavender component. Its taste contains a weak acidity without bitterness.
Nutritional information per typical 100g is Energy 337 kCal (1434 kJ); Fat 0.1 g of which saturates 0g; Carbohydrates 83.9g Sodium 0g.
Claimed medicinal properties for Lavender honey include wound-healing and an anti-inflammatory as well as easing tension-related illnesses. The honey has anti-fungal and anti-Candida (yeast) properties. Lavender honey is a rich source of the flavonoids naringenin and luteolin, both of which have strong antioxidant effects. The phenolic acid composition of lavender honey is characterized by its high levels of gallic acid and caffeic acid. (Gallic acid is an antioxidant and shown to have cytotoxicity against cancer cells. Caffeic acid is often used as a sports supplement to boost performance or treat exercise-related fatigue). Lavender honey is also rich in tyrosine, a primary amino acid. Although present in other honeys, a study suggests lavender honey has amongst the highest levels of tyrosine. The human body uses tyrosine to make neurotransmitters and so may help prevent or treat certain brain conditions. The human body also converts tyrosine into many important substances, including estrogen and melanin skin pigment.