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Seggiano Italian Heather Raw Honey (500g)

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Seggiano Italian Heather Raw Honey (500g) is available for purchase in increments of 1
Italian heather, or erica, is found in typical macchia mediterranea, or shrubland, of southern Tuscany. It flowers in March, when the bees transform its nectars into a thick amber coloured honey, reminiscent of fudgy caramelised barley. Availability subject to season.

Availability: In stock

£10.00

Italian heather, or erica, is found in typical macchia mediterranea, or shrubland, of southern Tuscany. It flowers in March, when the bees transform its nectars into a thick amber coloured honey, reminiscent of fudgy caramelised barley. Availability subject to season.
A lot of honey found on the UK market is not raw honey but has been heated and processed without declaring it on the label. Some of our competitors have pasteurised honey by heating up to 70 degrees Celsius or more, followed by rapid cooling for easy filtering and bottling so that it looks cleaner and smoother, more appealing on the shelf, and easier to handle and pack. Pasteurisation kills any yeast cells in the honey and prevents fermentation, which is a concern for storing honey with high moisture content over a long periods of time especially in warm weather. 

Seggiano mono varietal honey on the other hand is a completely different product not only in terms of the way it is extracted from the hive but also how it is treated, packed and but also what it looks like and how it tastes.   When we say that our honey is raw what we really mean is that the honey is very close to the condition it was when it left the beehive.  In other words: unheated, unpasteurised, nothing added and nothing removed.

Our Seggiano honeys are indeed raw, which by definition means, that it has not been heated to above 40 degrees centigrade.   Our Italian bee keepers extract their honey from the comb through centrifugal forces as opposed to heat: this is a much slower process which takes time and hence adds costs to the final product.  We are proud to sell this type of honey which customers can usually only purchase directly from the bee keepers.  

In summary:

  • our raw honey is not heated and pasteurised like standard mass  production honey.
  • our raw honey is not filtered while regular honey is filtered many times to get clear, golden honey
  • our raw honey is almost solid at room temperature while regular honey is a thick or runny liquid at room temperature
There are no strict legal guidelines for claiming and labelling honey as "raw".   However we can prove that our Seggiano honeys are a fundamentally different product to the mass produced commercial clear, filtered and pasteurised honey available on the high street.

It is with regret that we are unable to share with you more information about this product. Various EU legislation forbids us (and all other food business operators) from claiming that these products can offer any possible health benefits. Many of our customers already know about these foods, and come back to us time and time again for their favourite items. We ask customers new and old to do your own research, and to trust Raw Living to provide you and your nearest and dearest with the best quality products at the lowest prices. Thank you for your understanding.

Seggiano is the name of the small hilltop village on Monte Amiata in southern Tuscany, where Peri Eagleton and David Harrison have farmed organic olives since 1985.

Twenty years ago they started selling their local Olivastra Seggianese extra virgin olive oil and a selection of wonderful artisan foods from small family food producers. Their brand is SEGGIANO, named in honour of the village where the story started.

Grown with an uncompromising commitment to ethical ingredients and food production, healthy delicious eating and a love of simple, genuine Italian food.

With over 20 years in the business, SEGGIANO is still the choice of Real Food lovers.

Hand Picked
It is our mission to bring you the most delicious, genuine and naturally produced speciality foods from all over Italy.

Handmade
When we say handmade, we mean handmade. Our artisan food is freshly prepared in small batches using current harvest ingredients.

Real Food
It not only tastes fantastic but SEGGIANO foods are gmo-free and made without artifice or the use of preservatives and industrial processing.

From Italy
Our familiarity with Italian rural culture and our passion for excellent food enables partnership with the best artisan food producers of Italy.

Nutritional Informationper 100g
Energy 324 Kcal 1375 kj
Fat 0g
of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 80.3g
- of which sugars 80.3g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Protein 0.6g
Salt 0mg

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Free delivery to the UK for all orders over £99 (excl. vat)

Courier deliveries are Monday to Friday.  Couriers do not deliver on Saturdays.

Royal Mail 24 & 48 hour details

  • This service is 24hr or 48hr including delivery on Saturdays.
  • NOTE that 24hr & 48hr delivery IS NOT GUARANTEED by Royal Mail, though they achieve this for the vast majority of consignments.
  • Online tracking.
  • Mainland UK - including Highlands & Islands.

DPD Details

  • This is a 'next day' service with DPD (mainland UK). NOTE: This is a standard service - you do NOT pay extra for this and next day is not guaranteed.
  • While the vast majority of orders placed before midday are dispatched the same day, this is not guaranteed. Please note there is no Saturday delivery.
  • Please note: At exceptionally busy periods it might not be possible to deliver your order the next day.

UPS Details

  • Delivery will take anything from 2-3 days to 2 weeks to arrive, depending on the destination. Please track your order with the details provided. 

For orders over 25kg, please call +44 (0)1803 658989, or email martin@rawliving.eu for discounted prices and for carriage rates.

If you do not see your destination country listed, please email martin@rawliving.eu, or call +44 (0)1803 658989 and we will look at the best rate for the weight and value of your order.

United Kingdom
WeightServiceCost
Up to 2Kg Royal Mail Tracked (48 Hour) £3.75
Up to 2Kg Royal Mail Tracked (24 Hour) £5.00
Up to 25Kg required for fragile packages Courier - DPD (24 Hour) £6.00
25Kg - 50Kg Courier - DPD (24 Hour) £12.00
50Kg - 75Kg Courier - DPD (24 Hour) £18.00
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Germany, Czech, Poland
WeightServiceCost
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
1Kg - 25Kg Courier - DPD £10.00
Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, Lithuania
WeightServiceCost
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD £13.00
Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Romania
WeightServiceCost
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD £20.00
Greece
WeightServiceCost
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £8.00
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.00
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD £25.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Norway, Switzerland, Serbia
WeightServiceCost
Upto 500g Courier - UPS £10.50
500g to 1Kg  Courier - UPS £12.50
1Kg to 2Kg Courier - UPS £15.50
2Kg - 20Kg Courier - UPS £30.00
Rest of the World (Excluding USA & Canada)
WeightServiceCost
Up to 200g and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £5.50
200g - 400g and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £8.50
400g - 750g and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £11.50
750g - 1Kg and under £40 Royal Mail Airmail (untracked) £13.50
Up to 500g Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £10.50
500g - 1Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £12.50
1Kg - 2Kg Royal Mail Int'l Tracked £18.50
Up to 25Kg Courier - DPD call for price

IMPORTANT!
Some countries will not allow the import of certain products. It is the responsibility of the customer to establish what their country rules and regulations are. Raw Living cannot be held responsible for orders delayed or returned by customs. If a package is returned by customs we will be charged, and this cost, together with the original carriage cost and a 10% handling fee will be deducted from any refund requested.

Please note that we periodically review carriage rates and they are subject to slight changes. We do not seek to make profit from carriage and in many cases they are heavily discounted.

*packaging is approx 50g on small orders up to 200g on larger orders. so for example, if you purchased 1.81kg of goods, this would be dispatched by courier and the carriage charge would be for 2kg

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