All natural honey has been used for centuries to treat a plethora of maladies. Used by the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Native Americans, Indian, Australian, and Asian communities from the times of ancient history all the way to the present day. No other insect has been studied more than the Apis Mallifera, otherwise known as the European honey bee. These bees are the only animal in the animal kingdom that create a food source for human beings. Truly miraculous creatures, honey bee's gather pollen and nectar from blossoming flowers. An average bee may visit thousands of flowers each and every day. By flying to different flowers, bees pollinate many different varieties of plants, including about 70% of our crop plants. Without the bee's pollination, we would not be able to feed the people of this planet.
The different kinds of honey reflect the different pollens and nectars that the bees collect. Here at Mrs. Mango's we carry a few different varieties, depending on the season.
Raw, local, wildflower honey is the most medicinal honey there is because it has a mixture of pollen from many different sources. Taken daily, it can alleviate seasonal allergies, it can heal wounds with less scarring, it makes a hydrating mask for use on the face, and the bees wax from the hive can be used for everything from candle making, to a base for salves. Because it is a mix of pollens from whatever plants are blooming, wildflower honey is available year round and the taste varies from season to season!
*Orange blossom honey is the most recognizable "Florida" honey. With its golden yellow color and sweet taste, it makes a perfect honey to add to teas and as a sweetener in cooking.
*Clover honey has a pleasing, mild taste. Clovers contribute more to honey production in the United States than any other group of plants.
*Palm honey is a very nice honey with a more gentle taste than the orange blossom. This is a good honey for those who enjoy a honey taste without it being overly sweet.
*Saw palmetto honey has a bitter edge but is excellent for prostate health and has a following here at the shop.
Whichever honey is your favorite, keep in mind you are tasting mother nature every time you use honey.