Local Honey: Healthier food
Honey is a totally natural food with healthy properties.
Llangattock Honey is made from entirely local ingredients; nectar from wildflowers and heathers growing all around us.
Because it contains traces of local pollen, it acts like a vaccine for people who suffer from hay fever, making them less prone to attacks.
Honey is naturally antibacterial; it was used to treat wounds in World War 1, and medical grade honey is still used by doctors today.
Honey: A natural sweetener
Honey is made up of fructose (40%), glucose (30%), water and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Due to the high level of fructose, honey is sweeter than table sugar, so you need less of it. Honey is also a source of antioxidants, and chemical compounds such as flavonoids have been reported to have antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey has a higher nutritional value than table sugar, and it is free from artificial additives; there is no commercial growing or horticulture near our hives, and therefore fewer pesticides or herbicides.
Nothing is added to our honey during the production process; no preservatives, no colours and yes, no sweeteners. This is not the case with some mass-produced honey, where syrup can be added to reduce cost.
And, unlike supermarket honey, nothing is taken away. Supermarket honey is filtered so that it stays clear for longer, but that strips away the pollen, which helps with hay fever and reduces the nutritional value. Raw honey like ours sets naturally over time, but clears with gentle warming.
What can you use honey for?
Honey is great on toast. It’s great in tea. It’s great to cook with.
It’s the perfect replacement for refined sugars. Honey is sweeter than sugar, so you need less of it to achieve the same taste. It has a higher calorific value, so it’s great when you need an energy boost.
In baking, honey works well in moist, dense, full-flavoured bakes. Because honey is liquid, you’ll need less fluid in the recipe. It caramelises quicker than regular sugar and gives a darker finish to your bake. In cooking, honey can also be used to glaze dishes and in casseroles and sauces. Think honey and think honey-glazed ham and hot toddies!
Buy Local Honey
We sell Llangattock honey in 4, 8, 12 and 16oz jars. We sell it in bulk for catering, and you can refill your jars in Crickhowell at Natural Weigh. We will jar and brand our honey for bed and breakfast owners and hotels. And you can even try your own honeycomb, made in special containers placed within our hives.
If you are visiting Crickhowell, please take a jar home as a souvenir and the perfect taste of Wales.
Or you can order honey for delivery from our online shop.
Llangattock Honey; naturally sweeter.