- 100% pure, raw honey
- Dark amber color
- Medium body
- Strong fragrance
- Slow crystallization
- Harvested in the rain forests of the north coast of the Dominican Republic
Filtered, bottled and packed by hand in Cabarete, Dominican Republic
The Honey Company’s Mango Honey infuses a marked tropical flavor into everything. Enjoy on top of fruit, or add to cheeses and yogurts for a wonderful explosion of flavor. Try it on this yogurt parfait, the most requested yogurt at our shop!
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Mango honey comes predominantely from mango (Mangifera indica), a tropical tree related to the poison ivy family. Its fleshy, sweet fruit is widely popular nowadays and extensively used in smoothies, sauces and bowls.
Originally from India, the tree started to expand geographically when Emperor Ashoka had mango groves planted alongside his kingdom’s trails for travelers to eat and take. Today, we enjoy several kinds of mango in the Dominican Republic, ranging from the typically local mango de azúcar to more commercial varieties like Kent. Mango de azúcar and banilejo are the most common in our surroundings, where they have multiplied naturally and are not used for commercial purposes.
Mango blooms in tiny white flowers, attracting bees from approximately April until June. In our yards, bees also enjoy the fallen fruit and the pollen. We are working with our neighbors to keep mango trees pesticide-free, since they are such an important source of food for our bees and other pollinators with declining populations, such as bats.
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