Organic Lehua (Pron. Lay•Who•Uh)
Honey Profile: Light golden color, a silky mouth-feel, butterscotch overtones and floral bouquet.
100% raw, certified organic Hawaiian Lehua Honey is gathered by bees from the Lehua flower, which grows on the ‘ohi’a tree (Metrosideros polymorpha), an indigenous Hawaiian species. Prized for its fragrance, delicate taste and light color; Lehua Honey can only be found three months a year. This honey truly captures the essence of the islands.
LEHUA MYTHOLOGY [+]
Lehua Honey Mythology
There is a beautiful legend about how the lehua flower came to grow on the ‘ohi'a tree: According to Hawaiian mythology, Pele, Goddess of the volcanoes, fell in love with a mortal, a man named ‘Ohi'a. ‘Ohi'a, however, was already deeply in love with a beautiful woman named Lehua, and was not swayed by Pele's charms. It seemed nothing could separate such a strong bond. When Pele realized how much ‘Ohi'a cared for Lehua, she fell into a rage of jealously for she knew she would never win the heart of the faithful ‘Ohi'a. In her wrath, Pele transformed ‘Ohi'a into an ugly, twisted tree and left Lehua terrified and weeping beside her lover. Lehua could not bear to be separated from him and begged Pele to return ‘Ohi'a to a man or else turn her into a tree, as well.
The other Gods saw what Pele had done and took pity on Lehua. They transformed her into a beautiful red flower and placed her on the ‘Ohi'a tree. From then on, the Lehua flower always blooms on the ‘Ohi'a tree. It is said that if a lehua flower is plucked from the tree it grows on, rain falls. The rain is the tears Lehua cries, as she cannot bear to be separated from her true love.
NUTRITION FACTS [+]
Nutrition Facts Serv size 1 Tbsp (21g), Servings approx. 16.5, Amount Per Serving: Calories 64, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sodium 0mg (0% DV), Total Carb 17g (6% DV), Sugars 16g, Protein 0g, Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients: 100% raw
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