Like Acacia and Rosmary Honey, Rhododendron Honey is very mild. It’s the ideal honey to sweeten hot and cold beverages.
• Appearance : In a liquid form, Rhododendron Honey is generally clear, and sometimes slightly yellow due to the presence of Raspberry or Lime-Blossom Honey. Once crystallised, Rhododendron Honey is white.
The consistency can range from fine to coarse, and sometimes solid, depending on the conditions during crystallisation. Due to the high level of fructose, the crystallization process is slow.
• Smell : The delicate smell is smoky, with slight hints of vinegar.
• Taste : The initial taste is light and flowery, with a slight woodsy aftertaste.
Depending on the season, Rhododendron Honey can be liquid, solid or creamy.
The amount of pollen in Rhododendron Honey is average, and it can contain a sugar called, erlose.
It also contains a number of trace elements. Rhododendron Honey is also said to protect against rheumatism and to invigorate and soften the skin.
There are more than 500 species of Rhododendron. The most common in France is the Ferruginous Rhododendron which grows naturally in the Pyrenees starting at 1200 meters.