The Golden Gift of Western Australian Honey
Buying gifts is such a chore. Ok, I know some love to shop but for me, it is so hard to choose a unique or special gift for those I care about. Is it too expensive? Too cheap? Too generic? Not thoughtful enough?… I could go on. The options are endless, but have you ever thought about giving the natural, healthy and very unique gift of raw, local WA honey?
When it comes to choosing a gift that exudes warmth, sweetness, and natural goodness few options can rival the charm of our local honey and honeycomb. With its diverse flora and pristine landscapes, Western Australia produces some of the world's finest honeys - and it's our privilege at Nectar to hand pick best of them for you, wrapped up ready to bless that special person.
Shall we look for a moment at the captivating qualities of two special WA honey varieties, Jarrah and Marri (also called Redgum) honey. The numerous benefits of receiving these golden treasures boggles the mind, let’s discover the health properties and versatile uses that make them truly special gifts.
Jarrah Honey, A Taste of the Australian Bush.
Derived from the nectar of the Jarrah tree (Eucalyptus marginata), Jarrah honey is a true Australian gem. The Jarrah tree thrives in the southwest forests of Western Australia and imparts a unique flavour profile to its honey.
With its dark amber colour and rich, robust taste, Jarrah honey boasts a hint of caramel and a subtle earthiness that sets it apart. It is celebrated not only for its exceptional flavour but also for its abundant health properties. Jarrah honey is known for its potent antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities, making it beneficial for digestive health, wound healing, and soothing sore throats. Its high antioxidant content helps fight oxidative stress, contributing to overall well-being.
Marri Honey, Nature's Sweet Elixir.
Harvested from the blossoms of the Marri tree (Corymbia calophylla), Marri honey captures the essence of Western Australia's unique coastal forests.
This honey variety offers a distinct flavor profile, featuring delicate floral notes intertwined with a subtle sweetness. Marri honey is a versatile culinary delight, perfect for drizzling over yogurt, pancakes, or desserts. Beyond its delectable taste, Marri honey possesses remarkable health benefits too. It is renowned for its antimicrobial properties, aids in the support of a healthy immune system and contains natural enzymes. Its prebiotic qualities may also promote digestive health.
Health Benefits and Culinary Versatility
The benefits of Jarrah and Marri honey extend far beyond their delightful flavors. Both honeys are valued for their remarkable antimicrobial properties, making them ideal for topical applications and supporting overall immune health. They also contain antioxidants that combat free radicals and contribute to immune support. Additionally, these honeys have low glycemic indexes, making them a healthier alternative to refined sugars.
In the culinary realm, there are endless possibilities. The unique flavors of these honeys add depth and complexity to a variety of dishes. From sweetening teas and beverages to enhancing sauces, marinades, and salad dressings, they elevate culinary creations with natural sweetness and add distinctive characteristics. They also serve as delightful accompaniments to cheese boards, artisanal bread, and fruit platters, offering a gourmet touch to any occasion. Or if you love to bake, you could even whip up a batch of our no sugar honey joys recipe here.
The Gift of Western Australian Honey
Giving the gift of our local honey is more than just a gesture; it's a celebration of nature's bounty and a nod to Western Australia's vibrant ecosystems. These honeys encapsulate the essence of the region's diverse flora and bring a touch of Australian wilderness to the lucky recipient's doorstep. They will not only love the exquisite flavors but also benefit from the remarkable health properties inherent in these golden gifts. Furthermore, the act of gifting honey fosters a sense of connection with the land, highlighting the importance of sustainability, while supporting local beekeepers. There are so many options to try, but to make it easy we have curated several unique gift packs. Our popular single origin selection also includes a free honey dipper, as well as free shipping to many locations in Australia. Go on - spoil a loved one today!