Why we love it
A raw arbutus honey, organic certified, harvested in Tuscany.
Arbutus honey is a connoisseur variety, it is known as a gourmet honey, alongside its sweetness, it is quite bitter, like an espresso coffee or dark chocolate, with a delightful aftertaste adding unique flavours.
The Arbutus honey comes from the Arbutus Unedo, an evergreen tree also known as 'strawberry tree' due to its fruit that look a little like strawberry.
Together with the benefits listed below, Arbutus honey is being researched by scientists for potential chemo preventive treatments for cancer.
Not all honey is created equal. In fact, not all “honey” is even real honey, a number of ingredients are often added to what we buy as “honey”. Raw honey comes straight from the honeycomb, and is honey in its purest form. It is unfiltered, unheated and unpasteurized, processes which can destroy the natural vitamins (high in vitamin C and B vitamins), minerals and enzymes found in honey and to get the maximum benefits from honey, it's important to buy it in its raw organic form.
The health benefits of raw honey are endless:
Anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
Contains polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant
Helps ward off allergies
Soothes sore throats and is a natural expectorant (i.e. is great to eat when you have a cold)
Stabilizes blood pressure and balances blood sugar levels
Boosts immune function
Helps heal skin conditions and wounds when applied topically
Promotes digestive health
As an alkaline-forming food, helps combat chronic illness
It is an energy booster
It helps fighting allergies
It is loaded with nutrients
The artisan who made it
Sant'Agata honey was born out of the passion of Francesco. He set up Sant Agata honey in 2006, the year when he started the beekeeping activity. The honey business was born out of passion for bees and for nature with the aim to produce unique products "as the nature creates" and "as it used to be".
Francesco’s passion for bees began in Greece, during a trip in the Kos Island - "I did not eat honey and i did not know the bees world" says Francesco. In the Kos Island Francesco met a beekeepers family that introduced him to Greek culture and to bees world and he never regretted it.