Don't worry, bee happy: Somras Honey's forest and wildflower varieties
‘Honey, I’m home’ — the expression becomes twice as fun when you return with a bottle of one. Just ask sisters Kirti Wassan and Shalini Ahuja of Somras Honey who source theirs from as far as estates in Coorg and Kerala.
“Everyone is constantly looking for pure honey and so were we, when we heard flak about brands we had been using for years,” recalls Kirti, a homemaker and mother. Raised on a morning ritual of five almonds and a spoonful of honey by her own mother from as far back as she could remember, she was determined to pass on the same to her kids. And so began the search, about three years ago.
Today their brand ‘Somras’, which incidentally means ‘nectar of the gods’ in Hindi, caters forest and wildflower varieties of honey. “It’s all completely fresh and unadulterated, in fact the only thing we request our vendors to do is to run the honey through a sieve to filter out any impurities or retired bees,” says Kirti, who started the outfit in December last year. This apart, the highlight of this au naturel outfit is their home blends of medicinal and spiced honey, which you likely won’t find anywhere else. “We infuse ingredients like ginger, pepper and elaichi in our medicinal honey blend that would remedy a cold or a cough,” she tells us. She adds, “Our spiced option that comes blended with cinnamon and star anise is good for digestion and tastes just as good plain as it does on your morning muesli.”
Priced at Rs 300 for 250 to 275 grams. Details: 9840071260.
Don’t worry, bee happy
- Darker honey tends to have higher antioxidant levels.
- Monofloral honey (honey from a single plant species) usually has the lowest glycemic index.