Sub-Brand: Keynote Rare Honey Collection
Manufacturer: Keynote International
Features: Pure, Raw, Unpasteurized, Unprocessed & Unfiltered
RARE, EXCLUSIVE & LUXURIOUS
Keynote’s raw honey collection is a carefully curated selection of the world’s rarest, finest and the most luxurious wild and boutique honey varieties. The total annual collection of these rare honey varieties is both limited and seasonal. In the case of wild honey varieties, honey is ethically sourced from tribal communities engaged in beehive tracking. On the other hand, boutique honey varieties are sourced from small-scale non-migratory season specific apiaries stewarded by master apiarists. We source our honey exclusively from rich & pristine biodiversity hot-spots.
NO ANTIBIOTICS & NO ADDED SUGAR
Our honey is free from traces of antibiotics. We only deal in wild and boutique honey varieties where the bees are neither treated with antibiotics nor force-fed sugar syrup.
RAW, UNPASTEURIZED & NON-HOMOGENIZED
We believe in getting our honey from the beehive straight into the bottle with minimal processing in between. We neither heat-treat nor homogenize our honey.
Our master apiarists who deal exclusively in raw honey have an adage they adhere to which is –
“No two bottles of the same honey are actually the same”.
Raw honey collected straight from the bee-hive will innately exhibit vast differences across batches with respect to colours, taste, aroma, transparency, sedimentation and viscosity. Expecting a standardized product is inconsistent with the way nature operates. Commercial honey on the other hand is homogenized. In essence, it’s a blend of several batches mixed together to produce one consistent product.
Crystallization is a hallmark of authentic raw honey. Crystallization is a natural process which begins within a few days post harvest. The ratio of natural sugars, mainly glucose and fructose present in raw honey helps determine when and whether that honey will crystallize, liquify or remain in a semi-solid colloidal state. Glucose tends to crystallize and Fructose tends to retain its liquid state. Honey varieties such as Buckwheat, Sunflower, Linden etc. have a tendency to crystallize as these naturally contain more glucose than fructose. Acacia honey on the other hand can be found in all three states as it tends to contain more fructose than glucose. Crystallized raw honey can be consumed as is or the bottle itself can be warmed up in a Bain Marie to liquify the contents. However, we strongly recommend developing a nuanced palate and enjoying crystallized honey as is without any heat treatment. True connoisseurs of raw honey appreciate the distinctive mouthfeel that raw crystallized honey brings to the fore. Most mass produced store bought honey is homogenized, heat treated & even mixed with corn syrup for it to retain its liquid state. Raw honey could crystallize, liquify or remain in a colloidal state depending on the ratio of natural sugars as well as the temperature conditions of the market it is sold in.
POLLEN & WAX CONTENT
Our honey is bottled straight from the harvested beehive after being strained through a sieve. Since all of our honey varieties are minimally processed, these may contain traces of bee pollen and hive wax debris in minuscule quantities.
|Dimensions||95 × 90 × 105 cm|
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