Leatherwood Honey

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  • 100 % Organic Leatherwood Honey imported from Australia



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  • Region: Tasmania, Australia
  • Price range: mid, mid-high, high, exclusive
  • Colour: medium (ochre-yellow)
  • Crystallization: quick (into very fine crystals)
  • Taste: floral (very fine with a subtle spice and savory quality)
  • Sweetness: light
  • Most suitable for: Use the same way as manuka honey


More information:

Leatherwood honey comes from Tasmania and is one of its rarest and finest honeys.

Leatherwood is the single most important nectar plant in Tasmania, giving about 70% of all honey produced. Other sources of nectar giving good quality honey include clover (in pasture), eucalyptus blossoms and blackberry. It has been supporting the export economy of Tasmania for over 100 years.

Leatherwood honey is a monofloral honey that has been recognized by the international Slow Food movement in its Ark of Taste. It can be produced from two types of Leatherwood in Tasmania, Eucryphia lucida and Eucryphia milliganii, both occurring as understorey species. E. lucida is the most common and most important species to the Leatherwood honey industry. E. milliganii is less common and tends to replace E. lucida at higher altitudes and in more exposed sites.

Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) is a tree that grows in the forests of Tasmania’s wild west coast. It is the single most important nectar plant in Tasmania, giving about 70% of all honey produced. It likes water a lot which is why it grows very well in climates of 1500–2500 mm annual rainfall. Most of these trees are difficult to access, as they grow really deep in those forests. Human settlements are few and far between, and the region is rich in flora and fauna, containing many rare and protected species. To make the leatherwood honey, beekeepers camp in the forest during the leatherwood harvest, which occurs between January and March.

Researcher Charles Dragar, a Tasmanian scientist, says leatherwood honey might be used like manuka honey to heal wounds and boost the immune system.

Tasmanians have always been using this honey as a cure for hang-over. It is known to be an excellent detoxifier of liver, being recommended to be taken before the drinks, and immediately after.


Additional information

Weight 500 g






Health Benefits

  • Leatherwood Honey is good for your stomach.
    • Wild leatherwood honey boasts prebiotic properties that both suppress bad bacteria and assist in the growth of beneficial organisms in the body.
  • Treatment of infections and wounds.
    • Leatherwood honey has long been used for treating wounds, cuts, sores, ulcers, burns, infections and abrasions. The antimicrobial properties in wild honey act as an antibacterial, keeping the wound moist whilst adding a protective barrier and fighting off harmful microorganisms.
  • Source of antioxidants.
    • Leatherwood honey is a great source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to be beneficial in the prevention of health-related issues such as cancer, heart disease, strokes, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis and symptoms of old age.
  • Good source of energy and carbohydrates.
    • Wild honey is a natural source of simple carbohydrates that provide the body with energy that is easily absorbed.
  • Suitable for people with diabetes.
    • Honey has a low glycaemic index rating and may be suitable in the diet of diabetes suffers.

Storage & Usage

Product Storage:

  • Avoid direct sun light, the best place is cupboard or pantry.
  • The ideal temperature for storage is between 15°C and 25° C.
  • Should not keep it in the fridge since the cold makes the honey to crystallize.
  • Once opened, ensure close it again well to be preserved well and not lose their active ingredients.
  • Honeys tend to come with a date of consumption, although this date is only an indication that honey does not spoil. Over time it’s tend to crystallize but not spoil.

Product Consumption:

  • Can eat directly or add to water, tea, smoothie or drizzle over breakfast.
  • Goes well with drinks
  • Not suitable for infants under 12 months