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Christmas Berry honey

Posted by blueberrytalk on June 22, 2010

Christmas Berry honey is not as mild as the Hawaiian Lehue honey but it is more subdued than some of the stronger honey varieties produced in Hawaii.

Christmas Berry Honey is gathered by bees from the Christmas berry shrub (Schinus terebinthifolia), a native of Brazil introduced to Hawaii. Its bold taste, with hints of brown sugar and molasses, is characteristic of this robust honey. It is also one of the richest in

antioxidants.
These protective compounds are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Study on antioxidant content of honeys conducted at the University of Illinois, Urbana and published in the Journal of Apicultural Research 37(1): 27-31 (1998) confirms Hawaiian Christmas berry honey to be one of the richest in antioxidants of all North American honeys.
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