Zizira's Wildflower honey (multiflora honey) is pure and raw which is obtained from the sun-soaked pollen and nectar collected by bees in the summer months. It is directly sourced from different beekeepers of Thad village, Tynnai village and Wahkhen village in Meghalaya. Wildflowers provide bees with an excellent source of both pollen and nectar.
Meghalaya is home to many floras, supplying pollen and nectar. The rainfall and cool climatic conditions also affect the flowers growing every season which gives the honey a unique identity.
Our honey is in the pure and raw form which may undergo a crystallization process with time and with a change in temperature.
What is Multiflora Honey?
Multiflora honey is a mixture of honey obtained from different floral sources. It contains all the essential components like vitamins, minerals and natural enzymes in it. With every scoop of this honey, you are sure to discover subtle hints of multiple scents.
If your honey bottle is solidified or has a creamy texture. It means you are witnessing a natural process called “Crystallization” which is perfectly normal for raw and pure honey.
It is a natural and uncontrolled process that happens when the glucose (or sugar content) in honey loses water and takes the form of crystals which is due to change in temperature. Other kinds of honey that are available in the market undergo a heating process known as pasteurization to maintain the consistency of the honey. This method can make it stay liquified for a long period, but it reduces the nutrients in it. So, observing a sign of crystallization in your honey indicates that it is not processed and is raw.
Phases of crystallization:
The different phases of crystallization of raw and pure honey at room temperature (20° C -22° C) are as follows.
How to decrystallize honey?
To turn your crystallized honey into liquid again, a gentle heat technique is followed.
Note: It is not recommended to microwave raw honey or to put it in direct heat as this may destroy some of its essential nutrients.
Wildflower raw honey does not have an expiry date, but the crystallization process can change the colour and taste of the honey which is a natural process that can easily be resolved.
Derived from the nectar of different flowers, Zizira’s wildflower honey is raw and has a beautiful dark golden colour with a smooth consistency. It has a light; fruity and very rich flavour and you can taste a distinct floral undertone that lingers in your taste buds.
With the experience of the beekeepers, it is known that wildflower honey harvested during the late spring or early summers has a lighter colour and flavour whereas the one that is harvested in the late summers or early fall is darker and has a stronger flavour or taste. All this is due to the types of flowers that are available during the time the honey is made.
Wildflower honey just like any other honey varies from year to year. So, each time you receive a new jar of honey you will observe and experience a variation in its colour and flavour.
Zizira’s Wildflower Honey is pure, natural, raw, and unprocessed. It has been tested free of artificial additives, colouring agents or preservative. Its colour & flavour depends directly on the source (wildflowers in this case) of the nectar.
Obtained from the traditional beekeepers of Meghalaya with years of indigenous knowledge, Zizira's pure wildflower honey (multiflora honey) is obtained from sun-soaked pollens and nectar collected by bees in the summer months.
The beekeepers plant the flowers that the bees love or place the hive in a habitat filled with wildflowers. Hence the flavour of this honey comes from the wildflowers growing naturally around the bee's nest.
Rainfall and micro-climate affect the flowers growing every season which gives the honey its unique identity. Our Wildflower honey is a clear reflection of the different seasons of Meghalaya which you will experience.
Local folks from Meghalaya love this honey for its delightful taste and for its multiple all-around uses.
As with the other types of honey, wildflower honey also contains quite a good amount of different nutrients and provides various health benefits for those who consume it regularly. These are a few health benefits of wildflower honey.
Health benefits of Honey
Risks of consuming Raw Honey
Raw honey sometimes contains bacterial spores in it which can cause botulism poisoning that can lead to paralysis. But this condition is rare among older children and adults.
Due to this particular reason, raw honey should be avoided by infants below the age of 2, expecting and lactating mothers as well as elderly people.
Whether you are preparing a garnish or topping a cheesecake, Zizira’s Wildflower honey is a seamless compliment. Whichever way you use this honey, it will tingle your taste buds.
Here are 10 ways you can use Wildflower Honey