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    Babeth
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    I’m normaly not a great honey fan, but as I caught a cold with a painfull cough, I didn’t resist to buy this pot of honey that was sold by a local beekeeper. This is buckwheat honey, it’s mainly produced in Brittany and Pays de la Loire. I found it absolutly delicious :heart:

     

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    Hi Babeth

    Thanks for that info

    Honey especially “local honey” is supposed to be excellent to use against  anything that has lowered body’s resistance to getting better.

    I have heard that local honey is good for asthmatic  and sinus related conditions too- unfortunately I have never come across a “local” honey around my area but have been told to look out for it at car boot sales. Where did you get your honey from

    Hope you are feeling much better as so many people seem to be getting this dreadful cough.

     

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    We found it in Pleucadeuc (south of Malestroit), in a second hand shop who also sold local products on the occasion. The Beekeeper is in Pleucadeuc too, Pierre Payré, Rucher de Saint Maugon.

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    Babeth, don’t forget to have a shot of Whisky with it.

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    A honey expert told me that Acacia honey is best for diabetics should anyone need that knowledge, it doesn’t crystalise like some honey.

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    Cmum, been to our local Super U today, and they are selling honey from an other local beekeeper. Maybe have a look in your local supermarket, they might have local ones too.

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    I was told by an amateur apiculturist that the majority of honey coming from the Far East is actually fake stuff with very few honey qualities. Same goes for lots of the Eastern European honey sold in the supermarkets etc. Pay a bit more and get the real thing locally.

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    Your right Pete, a lot of them are warmed up too and contain a lot of glucose sirop. The one I found in Super U today is coming 15 km from the shop. Easy to check the adress  ! But, yes it’s dearer too.

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    We buy our honey straight from our neighbour who also sells it to the local supermarkets .

    The supermarket charges twice the price that we pay by buying direct , so it may be a good idea Babeth to go straight to the producer and buy there?

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    The cheaper honeys are pasteurised to kill the natural yeast and prolong shelf life and smoothness.
    Raw honey is the big boy’s toy.
    Better for you, but dearer.
    We use it as a balm on cuts, scratches or even bites from squabbling siblings on the horses.
    The results are outstanding.
    A medicine of thousands of years heritage.

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    I paid 7€ for 500gr of the buckwheat honey I bought the other day (not in Super U). The “toutes fleurs” one was 6€. I hope it’s raw, but I can’t imagine this small producer in Pleucadeuc pasteurising it. When you look at the price of the cheap ones, a lot of them sold in 250gr fancy packaging with lovely pictures and clever top, are not far from 3.50€, which make it the same price than the good one per kilo !

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    I grew up with honey as a cuts and scrapes remedy, always thought it was because it was too sweet for bacteria to thrive, whether that’s true or not I don’t know, but I do know it works.

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    Some French Hospital are using it now !

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