AiTO Virgin Honey is a premium product: pure, raw, unadulterated, just the way the bees made it. Virgin Honey means the honey is made exclusively in virgin wax comb, that is, wax comb that was built freshly by the bees during the same season the honey was made. Virgin honey is essentially of the same high quality as comb honey, a delight for the true gourmet, conveniently packaged in a glass jar.
Premium Raw Honey
AiTO Virgin Honey is, of course, also Raw Honey because we do not heat our honey in the process of extracting and packaging it. Heating destroys the beneficial enzymes vitamins and amino-acids that make raw honey such a healthy treat.
Because AiTO honey is Raw Honey, it naturally crystallises. Virtually all wildflower honey from the nordic environment, that has not been heat treated, eventually crystallises. This is due to the ratio of fructose to glucose in the nectar of the flowers in the northern nature. Rather than heating the honey to make it liquid, we carefully control the natural crystallization process and we take great care that our honey stays smooth and creamy in texture.
Terroir of local honey
Artisanal honey from a single regional location has natural character, similar to terroir in wine. Like wine, the vintages of location-specific honey vary from season to season, depending on the weather conditions during the blooming of the different honey-giving flowers. This gives artisanal, local honey its colour and flavour characteristics that not only reflect the local environment, but also the yearly changing weather conditions. Always different, always interesting, always delicious raw honey.
AiTO Virgin Honey reflects its own terroir as the local flora and environmental conditions in its unique taste with notes of northern berries, pine forest, fireweed and heather.