WHAT IS JARRAH? Why is it so popular?
The Jarrah tree (Eucalyptus marginata) belongs to the Olive family (Oleaceae) and is considered one of the most well-known native tree species in Western Australia. Here is some information about the Jarrah tree:
1. Appearance: The Jarrah tree is a large shrub that can reach heights ranging from 25 to 40 meters.
2. Geographic Distribution: Jarrah trees are primarily found in Western Australia, specifically in low-lying areas.
Despite the absence of visible nectar on its flowers, bees are capable of extracting nectar from the flower parts of the Jarrah tree. Bees feed on the nectar and convert it into honey in their hive cells.
Jarrah honey is among the rare and sought-after types of honey. It is characterized by a rich and deep flavor and a dark amber color. This is attributed to the chemical composition of the nectar and the plants surrounding the Jarrah tree.
Jarrah honey is typically used as a distinctive and luxurious product, valued for its unique flavor and potential therapeutic properties. The honey is renowned for its antibacterial properties and potential effects in soothing coughs and enhancing the immune system.