Acacia with Honeycomb

GBP12.00

Combining the great benefits of the manuka-like, pure acacia honey and borage honeycomb. The honeycomb has many health benefits and is a good source of fibre.

Combining the great benefits of the manuka-like, pure acacia honey and borage honeycomb. The honeycomb provides great health benefits and is a good source of fibre.

Weight 410 g

Tasting Notes

Acacia honey with Borage honeycomb. The Acacia is a sweet, vanilla-like honey and the Borage honey has a floral flavour, the honeycomb providing a chewy addition.

Benefits

Acacia has Manuka-like benefits, but unfortunately, we are legally prohibited from advertising these. Please contact us for a free consultation.

Certified Origins

Hungarian flag denoting that one or more ingredient was ethically sourced from Hungary.British flag, denoting that one or more ingredients were ethically sourced from the United Kingdom.

Bottled in Shropshire, England.

Clinical References

Clinical evidence of the ingredients found in this product. These are public domain references and do not relate directly to our product.

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