Jams & Honeys, creative craftworkers of delights
Jam and honey are synonymous with pleasure and delicacies that have been with us since our childhood... yes, but not just any kind!
The Clos de Laure jams, a family affair!
At the Clos de Laure, the jams are made in a traditional way. Cooked in the old-fashioned way in a copper cauldron, they are based on fresh fruit from Provence and come in several varieties depending on the season. Red fruits, summer fruits, autumn fruits, winter fruits, lavender flower confit... there is something for everyone!
At breakfast time on toast or at tea time on a waffle or a pancake, jams without colouring or preservatives restore all the flavours of the fruit. Lavender flower confit can also be served with fresh goat cheese toast as an apéritif!
For each of these gourmet creations, the sun-drenched fresh fruits come from carefully selected producers in Provence and Nice.
The Clos de Laure's gourmet creations are sure to please and surprise with their own handcrafted touch!
A little bit of History
Did you know that? In the Middle Ages, candied fruits was considered as medicine! At that time, apothecaries prescribed these electuaries (pharmaceutical preparations) to their clients, which were in fact healing pastes to be consumed with a little honey.
The benefits of homemade jams
Rich in minerals, vitamins, potassium and magnesium, homemade jams are an excellent way to treat yourself without feeling guilty! Red or black fruit jams, which are higher in anthocyanins (pigments found only in the vacuole of plants) also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
So be careful of industrial jams which often contain a large amount of added sugar that is very harmful to your health!
Forton honeys, a delight for our taste buds and our body!
Located in the small village of Carcès in the Var, the beehives of Frédéric Forton, beekeeper, benefit from an ideal setting with its large variety of honey plants and trees, in the heart of a preserved nature and near the lake of Carcès and its rivers. The bees live in a perfect environment for the production of exceptional honey.
Delicately fruity, floral or typical and long in the mouth, Forton honeys are produced with respect for the environment and according to a know-how inherited from the honey tradition in Provence.
The thousand and one virtues of beekeeper's honey
Honey contains many treasures... This superfood is characterised by powerful antioxidants, natural sugar, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It soothes pain by protecting the body from bacteria or other viruses and helps healing.
Regenerated immunity, moisturizing power, antibacterial effects... the virtues of honey are many and give a new youth to our immune system!
Did you know that each product of the beehive has its own beneficial effects?
- Honey is recommended for hydration and wound healing.
- Royal jelly is recommended for its repairing and anti-ageing properties
- Pollen is recommended for strengthening nails and hair
- Propolis is recommended for its purifying effects
In Antiquity and the Middle Ages, honey was used as a cure (plaster, poultice, etc.), to make mead (the first fermented alcoholic drink) or to make gingerbread for example. It was the first sweet condiment used by man for his food and health. To relieve sore throats and colds, Hippocrates recommended his patients to drink vinegar mixed with honey.
According to cave paintings created by early humans, they harvested and consumed wild honey at great risk to their lives. In Spain, the "Spider Cave", which dates back to 7000 BC, contains a painting showing a human figure harvesting honey with a basket. The profession of beekeeping is thus one of the oldest in the world.
The origins of honey and its interaction with human have existed since the dawn of time and today their protection is more than ever essential for the preservation of our planet. Let's protect them together!
Do you know the origin of the term "honeymoon"?
In ancient Egypt, honey was considered as a blessing from the gods. A drink made from honey and propolis was consumed for 29 days after the ceremony to bring happiness and fertility to the pharaohs and royalty who were getting married.
A nice story and a good wedding gift idea!
And you, are you more honey or jam?