Longan Honey background

The exotic Longan fruit, known as Lomyai in Thai, is well known and loved by Asian people. The first Longan trees were brought to Thailand by Chinese merchants in 1896 and presented to the consort of King Rama IV. Two were planted in Bangkok, one in Chiang Mai, another in Chiang Rai and the last in Lumpoon.

The Longan tree is a bushy evergreen that can reach some 10-20 meters in height. The Longan fruit grows in clusters hanging from the branches. The white or pinkish flesh of the fruit is protected by a brittle yet hard outer shell, which is easily peeled. The taste is succulently sweet with a distinctive musky flavor. The fruit has a small black seed - as black as a dragon's eye, hence the fruit's Chinese name, Longyan, meaning "Dragon's eye." Most Longan orchards are owned and operated by independent local farmers. To increase orchard revenues the farmers introduced beehives amongst their Longan trees.

The Longan tree blooms from January to March, exhibiting bunches of beautiful, small, round, yellowish-brown flowers. It is at this time that pollination occurs and the honey is collected. The honey is then collected from the farmers and processed in our central production facility, which uses the most advanced processing machinery and the very highest quality control standards. Our factory has an export license issued by the Thai government, so officials inspect it regularly.

During production, to ensure its gourmet status, the honey is dehydrated of excess water, thus the remaining honey concentrate is always uniform in its strength, taste, aroma and consistency.

Medicinal Features
Longan products are well known in the east for their medicinal benefits. Longan tree bark, prepared in a tea, is used for the treatment of digestive problems, while Longan roots are known to promote the healing of bruises as well as breaking down phlegm for easier expulsion.

Bee Pollen and Comb Honey
Our honeys are available in two varieties: Bee Pollen and Comb Honey. Bee Pollen Honey and Comb Honey contain antibiotic substances, vitamins B complex and E, 28 minerals and 18 essential amino acids. Honey is a proven naturopathic medicine recommended for the relief of allergies, influenza, rheumatism and high blood pressure. In addition to its medicinal properties, vitamin rich Bee Pollen and Comb Honey are also prized for their cosmetic benefits; in particular the maintenance of youthful looking, healthy skin.

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