Lime-tree honeyLime-tree honey is produced by honeybees, from the nectar of lime-tree flowers, Tilia.
The lime-tree has small, yellow flowers, gathered into a bunch. This tree can be found especially in Denmark, but also in other European regions. It is planted in gardens, parks, along streets and avenues.
Lime-tree honey is so delicious that it will completely change the opinion of those who believe that honey is just water with a bit of sugar. It color varies form light yellow to dark orange. It has a strong, sweet-wooden flavor that can be easily recognized. It crystallizes very quickly, especially in a cold environment. It is quite fluid, but when autumn comes it becomes viscous. When crystallized, it has a buttery aspect, whit big white crystals. Crystallized lime-tree honey is sweeter. The aroma of fresh lime-tree honey is very powerful. In order to diminish its strong flavor, it is mixed with other types of honey, especially with poly-floral honey.
Lime-tree honey is considered one of the best honey varieties. It is very rich in vitamins (especially B1, also known as thiamin), amino acids, pollen and resin.
Its has antiseptic properties and thus it is used to cure colds, flu, cough and bronchitis. Lime-tree honey dissolves the mucus and cleans the throat. It is highly recommended to people suffering from stress and insomnia. A bit of lime-tree honey is better than any sleeping pill. Lime-tree honey also has anti-germs and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it is used to treat cramps and renal health problems.
Energetic value: 1 kg= 3000 kcal.
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