We always deliver Swedish honey of highest quality to our customers. But even the biggest honey nerd might have questions concerning our products. So to fill in the blanks, we’ve dedicated a section of our site to some of the most frequently asked questions of yours.
Honey of highest quality in plastic jar.
Plastic jar, 500 g, Art nr 164297
Honey of highest quality in glass jar.
Glass jar, 650 g, Art nr 160557
Swedish Soft Honey
Made out of 100 % Swedish honey with no added sugar. This makes the product unique on the market.
Plastic jar, 360 g, Art nr 161369
Swedish Sorted Honey
This special honey has been sorted so that we know what flower has contributed the most to its flavour. Depending on what Special Honey you get, the flavour, color and scent varies.
Glass Jar, 320 g, Art nr 161371
Is your honey preheated?
None of our beekeepers pasteurise their honey. We also avoid heating the honey to more than 40°C during harvest and bottling. This way we can preserve the flavours, scent, enzymes. antioxidants, vitamins and anti-bacterial substances in the honey.
What do I do if the honey is hard?
How hard the honey should be depends on who you’re asking. Some prefer it soft, so they can use it on sandwiches or in tea. We try to keep up with all of our customers opinions, making the consistency of the honey suit as many as possible. but if you find it too hard then gently heat it in a water bath or put it in the microwave for a few seconds. If you find i to soft, try keeping the jar cool (for example in the refrigerator).
Does your jars contain Phthalates?
Phthalates is a group of chemical substances that is used in plastics. But none of our packaging contain Phthalates.
Why does the color and taste of some of our honey vary?
The honey gets its’ color and taste from the nectar that the bees collect and turns into honey. Our honey is delivered directly from our beekeepers, who bottles it on their own. The flat country’s honey is often pale and mild with a taste of flowers, for example sallow, white clover or rape. The honey of the woodland is bolder and darker. It often contains some heather honey, which provides it with its’ golden color.
Why is there no seal on our honey jars?
The seal is meant to guarantee that the jar hasn’t been opened. The problem with this is that a seal can not completely guarantee that this is the case. The classic click-sound is used by many, but foremost in the heated foods category. Seals are pretty, but cost a lot and takes time. By cutting these costs we can offer our honey for a lower price. We use a different solution on all of our plastic packages. By breaking a plastic seal, the customer can be sure that the product has not been opened before.
How should I store my honey?
Honey is best stored in a dark room with a consistent and low temperature. If the honey is supposed to be stored for less than a year, a refrigerator will work well. Honey for everyday use can be kept in room temperature, which is preferred for ultimate taste. Avoid temperatures above 25°C – it will ruin the honey crystals and make the honey thin and begin to separate.
How can honey have such a long lifespan?
Honey contains 80 % natural sugar, which is perfect for conservation. The only risk you’re facing with preserving honey is that is fermentation if the water levels of the honey reaches above 20 %.
What happens when honey goes out of date?
When honey gets old it starts to separate. This means that the crystals of the honey slowly moves towards the bottom of the jar, whilst the fruit sugar stays on top. This way the honey gets divided in two layers, one dark at the bottom and one light and transparent at the top. When this separation happens the water levels on the surface increases, which can lead to yeast fungus on top. In time the honey will start to yeast, which makes it smell a bit like beer, but it is not dangerous to consume and works splendidly in cooking and baking. Separated honey that has not yet started to yeast is just as good as any other – just move the layers around and blend the two and it will be like new.
Why is there sometimes a white pattern on the inside of the jar?
This phenomenon is called white frost and has to do with the honey contracting a bit after bottling. The white color is actually air in between the honey and the glass which amplifies the light from outside, making it look white. This white frost does not change the taste or quality of the honey.
Rimfrost förändrar inte honungens smak eller kvalitet.
Why does some honey sometimes feel ”sugary”?
This is actually crystals of dextrose that has grown large and can be felt by the tongue. If the honey crystallises slowly without proper stirring, crystals can appear. Smooth honey is achieved by a fast stir at low temperatures. We make this happen through the ”EKOBI” method, where a smaller part of the honey is pre-crystallised before it is put in with the rest of the liquid honey before being put into a cooling-room.