Heather honey is usually golden reddish brown colour with a solid, slightly gelled texture. The taste and aroma are rich, spicy and slightly bitter. It has high moisture content, giving it a gel-like property that makes it more resistant to fermentation.
Honey has been proven to contain at least 180 different substances:
About 19-27% water,
79% sugar (approx. 70% glucose and fructose (grape/fruit sugars) and 5% canesugar),
0.2-2.0% other ingredients, 30 different minerals, 12 different vitamins, enzymes, 22 free amino acids, 19 organic acids, proteins (mostly from pollen) 8 fatty substances, about 120 substances that generate taste and scent, and in addition a number of colorants.
Recommended shelf life: 60 months