What is Honeydew honey?
Honey dew is the newest and most talked about product coming out of New Zealand.
Honey dew isn't honey in the tees collecting nectar traditional sense. It's resulted from our honey bees collecting nectar from other insects, as opposed to directly from the flowers.
Our native Beech Forest honeydew, fresh from the southern alps has lower glucose levels than traditional honey, meaning it has a soft and silky texture and doesn't naturally crystalize. Our forests attract aphids which eat the sap on the bark for protein building blocks, amino acids and then secrete sugar-like substance on the trees which sparkles in the sunlight, given the "name 'honeydew" the bees collect the honeydew and feed on it to culminate into a beautiful organic 'syrupy' end product.
If that's not special, What is?!!!
How does Honeydew look, taste and smell like?
Be. Local Honey dew is dark amber in color, full bodied and has a delightful medium sweetness taste of maple, caramel, and butterscotch flavour and aroma.
The Benefits of Honeydew?
New studies are showing antibacterial levels from the Glucose Oxidase in New Zealand Beech Honeydew has been known to contain the highest levels of anti-oxidants than any other New Zealand made honey, including the dark favourites like Manuka and Rewarewa.
- Its an excellent natural antibacterial.
- Wonderful source of antioxidants
- Richer in minerals and vitamins than floral honey
- Natural remedy for gastritis
- Remedy for Cough and sore throat
Promotes skin health
Kids love it too!
Uses and Recipes of Honeydew
Honeydew is the perfect honey over your morning breakfast, added to your smoothie or post work out shake, include in your baking recipes such as Anzac cookies( see our recipe below) or you can simply use as a drizzle to sweeten up any salad or dish.
Honeydew Anzac Cookies Recipe
125 gm Flour
150 gm Sugar
1 Cup of Coconut
1 Cup of Rolled Oats
100 gm Butter
1 Tablespoon Be. Local Honeydew (Buy it Here)
½ a teaspoon of Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons of Boiling Water
Mix the flour, sugar and rolled oats. Melt the butter and the golden syrup. Dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water and add to the butter and golden syrup or honey. Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients until everything is mixed together.
Place spoonful's onto a greased tray. Bake for 15 minutes at 180 C
They keep for a long time in a tin if you can stop your family from eating them!!!🙂
A perfect gift of local honey in a picturesque box showcasing our region through taste - all whilst helping our local worker bees
Our Be.Local Honey Gift Pack contains threelocal Queenstown and Central Otago 70g jars;