Leatherwood Honey’s distinct spicy flavour has given it a reputation of a fine gourmet product. Leatherwood honey is, as its name suggests the honey that bees produce from the nectar of the Leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) plants’ flower. The Leatherwood plant is endemic to Tasmania and is found in the wetter forest regions throughout the Western portion of the state. Leatherwood is the single most important nectar plant in Tasmania accounting for about 70% of all honey produced. Unblended Leatherwood honey has a unique taste and smell which is quite different from blended honey. Honey is considered to be one of nature’s finest energy-giving foods. It can contain up to 18 of the 20 amino acids. Honey is a highly concentrated source of many essential nutrients, including large amounts of carbohydrates (sugars), some minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, B-complex vitamins and vitamins C, D and E. It is a healthy natural alternative to processed sugars and artificial sweeteners. Honey is composed of two main sugars, levulose and dextrose, which are easily absorbed and used by the body. There are also many other minerals and vitamins in small quantities which give the honey its colour, flavour and physical properties. Australia is a great producer of honey due to its climate and vegetation, both of which provide two essential ingredients from which nectar is produced – warmth and blossoms. Our honey comes from specially selected areas of Australia’s vast mountain ranges. The dewfall is heavier in these areas, producing a superior class of clear, crisp, flavoursome honey. Australian by Nature honey is Halal approved.