Is Saleview Estate’s honey gluten free?
Is Saleview Estate’s honey gluten free?
Do you really know where your honey comes from?
Saleview Estate honey is a wholesome product made by honey bees from the nectar of flower blossoms. It has no additives or gluten, so you can be sure you are feeding your body the proper nutrients without causing yourself harm.
This is especially important if you have any form of gluten intolerance.
So, is all honey gluten free?
Where does your honey come from?
Honey comes from nectar which, its purest form, does not contain gluten. Not only is honey gluten free, it’s also full of vitamins and amino acids. Raw honey is also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic.
It’s natural and packed with goodies.
However, if it’s packaged in a facility that produces other products such as wheat, rye, barley and oats, its benefits can be reduced. And if the beehives are close to agricultural land the bees could feed on flowers near a wheat processing centre, bring the fibres back to the hive and contaminate the honey.
Local and pure. Saleview Estate honey
At Saleview Estate we source all our honey from the same place, so it always has the same flavours.
And it isn’t contaminated with gluten.
We have five active hives, and harvest from September onwards. Luckily for the bees they can feast on more than 30 different species of wildflowers and trees found on our seven-acre property.
Saleview Estate’s Raw Honey is a polyfloral honey, which means it’s a wildflower honey. Some of the plants the bees collect their nectar from include
(but are not limited to):
- English Rose
- Bird of Paradise
- Mona Lavender
- Blue Rosemary
- Lime Trees (Australian Lime, Kaffir Lime, Tahitian Lime)
- Orange Trees (Washington Navel)
- Lemon Trees (Lisbon Lemon).
The beautiful thing about Saleview Estate’s polyfloral honey is that the taste varies from season to season. And its aroma and flavour are usually quite intense (not to mention delicious).
When should I worry if my honey has gluten in it?
If you’re gluten intolerant, celiac, or simply conscious of keeping products that contain gluten out of your diet, you need to know all you can about where the honey you eat originates from.
How can gluten get into your honey?
Let’s talk about what gluten intolerance actually is.
It’s characterised by adverse reactions to gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. You’ve probably heard of Celiac disease, which is the most severe form of gluten intolerance. It can be hereditary, but it can also be caused by particular foods being eaten.
If the bees collect pollen from nearby agricultural land that grows grains containing gluten, dust can get inside the hive and contaminate the honey and beeswax. And if you’re sensitive to gluten this can be a problem.
Want to be gluten free? Buy from an artisan honey farm
If you eat a gluten-free diet you should always buy honey from an artisan honey producer. And be sure to do your research, as cross-contamination can happen during manufacturing. In Dalby and surrounds, you can rest assured that the gluten free grain known as sorghum and cotton are the main agricultural products harvested in the area.
Questions to ask your local artisan honey producer.
If you can’t get your hands on Saleview Estate honey and want to dig deeper into the area your honey is harvested from, here are some questions to start that conversation with your local beekeeper.
- Are there any wheat processing factories in your local area?
- Do you package any wheat-based produce in your facility?
- What produce does the surrounding area farm?
Saleview Estate. Hand packaged and gluten free
Saleview Estate honey is uncontaminated, gluten free and hand packaged.
There are no allergens processed or stored in our facility, so you can rest easy knowing your honey won’t cause you any problems. Grab a pouch of honey from our store today.
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