Australian Eucalyptus Honeys: River Red Gum, Blue Gum, Messmate and so many others.

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Australian Eucalyptus Honeys are all known to have 3 major health benefits, besides the already known benefits found in any type of honey. They fight against infections and diseases of respiratory organs, heal infections and diseases of urinary passages and increases immunity.  “Honey Flora in Victoria”, a reference book by FR Beuhne, classifies eucalyptus trees in 10 big groups and gives details regarding the nectar yield and quality of honey. Box Honeys are probably the best well-known Australian eucalypt honeys, but locals also appreciate other… Read More

Australian box honeys

different types of Australian honeys

I have often seen jars of honey, originating in Australia, having a rather unusual name: “a color”+box+honey. There is gray box honey, yellow box honey, red box honey, black box honey, white box honey,…..  what is it with all these colored boxes? If you are not from Australia, then you will be as surprised as I was. I even thought they pack one multifloral in colored boxes, to differentiate the producers…. No, I’m kidding. But starting from this I have discovered that they… Read More

Our raw honey can poison us!

our raw honey may be toxic to us.

It turns out that sometimes our excellent, amazing honey can poison us. It is possible when it is contaminated with nectar from toxic plants, which can grow everywhere. Can we know if our raw honey is safe or not? How do they poison us? Should we stop eating honey, though we know it is so healthy for our bodies? Research says Australian honeys are more toxic than other honeys. Does this mean we should stop eating manuka or leatherwood honey? Are… Read More

What is leatherwood honey?

what is leatherwood honey

Leatherwood honey comes from Tasmania and is one of its rarest and finest honey. Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) is a tree that grows in the forests of Tasmania’s wild west coast, from the northwest in such places as the Tarkine and through the South West Wilderness. It likes water a lot which is why it grows very well in climates of 1500–2500 mm annual rainfall. The name Eucryphia lucida is probably derived from the waxy, leather-coloured sheath that covers young leaves and petals, but may also… Read More