What is honey from Palma? Palm honey produced in La Gomera is a unique food in the world that you should try, it will surprise you and your health.
From the Canarian palm Phoenix Canariensis proceeds to the famous Palm Honey of La Gomera. Palm honey is one of the most recognized products of the Canary Islands. Given its sweet and toasted flavor it is usually used for desserts and pastries, although it is also used with cheeses, meats or fish. Historians found evidence that palm honey has been used since the 17th century on the island of La Gomera where it is native, even today the same traditional procedures are used 400 years ago to produce the exquisite palm honey.
How is honey made from Palma de la Gomera? To obtain palm honey, its producers climb to the top of the Canary palm trees and once the glass is cleared they cut the bark until it reaches the sap source from which the so-called guarapo will emanate. Once the palm or guarapo sap is obtained, a slow fire is indicated until it reaches a consistency and color similar to honey. This product is called palm honey when it comes from a palm tree and has a color and flavor similar to traditional honey honeys.
Benefits and properties of Palm Honey: Palm honey is known in La Gomera for its healing properties that have been used to maintain the health of Gomera natives for centuries, although it has been extended to the rest of the Canary Islands. Among the elements that palm honey contains include: Copper ! Zinc ! Potassium! Match ! Iron ! Sodium ! Magnesium. Palm honey is popularly used to cure colds and sore throats. Due to its high concentration of nutrients and iron it helps fight malnutrition and anemia. On the other hand in general, palm honey has properties that benefit from the health of people especially because it is a handmade product and 100% natural without additives.