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Palmetto Honey, Summer 2016 Batch is In

July 10th, 2016

Summer 2016 Palmetto Honey crop is in and boy is it good.  Stop by Florahome to sample and buy the honey that was the original taste of Florida…

 

saw palmetto honeySaw palmetto honey is a bi-product from the production of saw palmetto berries that is coveted for its extract containing from 85% to 98% fatty acids and sterols and used as an herbal support for prostate enlargement worldwide. The saw palmetto plant, (Serenoa repens), is a miniature palm with a lazy trunk and stems that sport an array of opposing saw teeth from the truck to the fronds (leaves). The small palm trunk may be 3 or 4 feet long and laying flat on the ground with the palm head turned upright and the palm fronds rising four to five feet in the air.

Sticky: New Crop Palmetto Honey

October 14th, 2015

Summer 2015 Palmetto Honey crop is in and boy is it good.  Stop by Florahome to sample and buy the honey that was the original taste of Florida…

 

What is Palmetto Honey:

Saw Palmetto is the oldest known honey in Florida and used by native Indians. The saw palmetto plant grows throughout Florida and is distinguished by white flower and brown berries. This honey often has a sweet, fruity caramel taste with a rich and robust flavor.  Also, it’s thought to helpful in addressing men’s prostate health.

All About Palmetto Honey

February 4th, 2015

Apart from great taste, palmetto honey is also useful in a number of other ways. Here is some background information of Palmetto Honey:

  • “Palmetto Honey has long been preferred by native Floridians. This unique honey has seldom been shipped to the rest of the country because it is produced in small quantities. An exquisite gourmet honey that must be tried is Palmetto Honey. Setting Palmetto Honey apart is its deep Amber color and its full bodied flavor. Citrusy, smoky, with woody overtones, this Palmetto Honey makes a great compliment to cooked or cured meats such as Ham, Proscuitto, Turkey and Sausage. Use Palmetto Honey as a glaze when baking. Hard cheeses such as Asiago go well with Palmetto Honey…”  (SOURCE)
  • Medicinal Uses-“Saw palmetto is a remarkable herb for both men and women and is used by natural health practitioners to treat a variety of ailments such as testicular inflammation, urinary tract inflammation, coughs and respiratory congestion. It is also used to strengthen the thyroid gland, balance the metabolism, stimulate appetite and aid digestion. This wonderful herb is becoming famous for its uses in hair restoration, prostate health, sexual vigour, breast enhancement and as a nutritive tonic.

    Saw palmetto berry also tones the urethra and it may be used to uphold the healthy function of the thyroid gland and urinary system.” (SOURCE)

  • Honey is unique in that it maintains many of the herbal benefits of the plants that it is made from.
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Bee Feeding on Saw Palmetto Blooms

 

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