Raw Tupelo Honey

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Raw Tupelo Honey

This gourmet honey will bring back memories of Valentines Day and those adorable sweetheart candies.

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 8 ounce Jar$11.00

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Tupelo honey is produced from the blossoms of the Tupelo gum tree which grows along rivers and swamps. It has a delicate, distinctive and delicious flavor. The Tupelo tree blossoms for just three weeks in April & May, so the honey may not always be available in later months. Tupelo trees have clusters of greenish flowers, which later develop into soft, berrylike fruits.

In southern Georgia and northwestern Florida, beekeepers keep beehives along the river swamps on platforms or floats during Tupelo bloom to produce certified Tupelo honey, which commands a high price on the market because of its flavor. Honey made from the nectar of the Ogeechee Tupelo has such a high ratio of fructose to glucose that it does not crystallize.

The dictionary definition of raw honey is honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling or straining without adding heat. Heat is used to pasteurize commercial honey, but natural raw honey is the specialty of smaller gourmet apiaries like ours.

One very important thing to note about honey, however, is that it should never be fed to infants under 1 year old. This applies to all honeys the infant may not capable of handling some of the properties of honey.

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