The outstanding character of Linden blossoms
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 called 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 a highly productive honey tree. It does have a high glucose-to-fructose content ratio so that it will crystallise pretty 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).
raw linden honey benefits
Linden honey provides many more vitamins and minerals than most other honey varieties. 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 exact 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 and 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 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 forest of Lindens, far away from cities, pollution and electricity. With over 70% pollen from Tilia, our lab analysis can speak for itself.
Botanical Name – Tilia ssp., Tilia americana, Tilia heterophylla, Tilia Cordata
Taste – The honey’s flavour is relatively mild but more robust than you’d expect from its appearance. It’s delightful, 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 that is slightly bitter but 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 crystallises in a matter of months. The process makes it solid and changes its colour, making it turn a paler yellow colour.
Best partnered – With its fresh minty taste, linden honey perfectly matches hot beverages. Sweetening tea or infusions is enjoyable at any time of the day.
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 fantastic 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 linden tree leaves 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, the flu, and sore throats. The same treatment is often used for bronchitis and rhinitis thanks to raw honey’s natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties. You’ll notice that we specified “raw honey,” and that’s for an excellent 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 loses most of the “good stuff” that makes it a healthy food; raw, natural honey is always a better alternative.
- It can help with Insomnia and stress.
Linden honey also has some soothing properties, which 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 and its flavour and bactericidal properties. An essential 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 an excellent natural remedy for cough and sore throat. Its dense texture makes it great for throat soreness, soothing irritation and healing the throat lining. Its antibacterial action helps reduce bacterial load, improving the evolution of respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and the flu and their symptoms. It is recommended to add honey to tea or take it as it is. Raw, unprocessed, unfiltered honey is best because it contains all 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!