Real lavender honey the genuine honey made from the nectar of the lavender flowers.
Lavender honey contains the highest level of TYROSINE from all studied honeys – This is what a Spanish study says in the Food Chemistry Journal, in its number of November 2003 (2003. Free amino acid composition and botanical origin of honey. Food Chem 83:263–8.), , .
Other amino acids found in honeys: phenylalanine, proline, tyrosine, and isoleucine. All honeys have rich free amino acids, and and this qualifies them even more as supplementary materials for food products, especially for foods for children.
Color: light with bright yellow tone. Some people say this honey “seems to glow from within and pours like melted butter or spun sugar”.
Odor: woody, floral – fresh fruit (floral) and vegetal, of medium intensity. A delicate floral scent of Lavender.
Aroma: woody, fresh, floral – fresh fruit and warm, of medium intensity
Persistence/aftertaste: medium, sometimes a blackcurrant taste is present
Crystallization rate: moderate, into fine crystals
What is tyrosine and why is it so important?
It is one of the primary amino acids and our body uses it in many places:
– to make neurotransmitters that may help prevent or treat certain conditions involving the brain.
– using niacin, folic acid, vitamin C, and copper, our body converts tyrosine into many important substances, including melanin, a skin pigment, and the female-hormone estrogen.
– to treat depression, anxiety, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), impaired alertness caused by lack of sleep, stress, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and chronic fatigue. For this there are Supplemental Tyrosine that we can find on our markets. But there is still need for more studies to know for sure if the tyrosine found in lavender honey has the effect the supplements have on our bodies.
How to enjoy lavender honey
This honey is thick but spreadable. A pleasure at breakfast, a delicacy to relax you and promote a perfect day.
It can be spread on bread, toast, waffles, pancakes, biscuits, croissants or crispy bread.