BRIGHT ACACIA HONEY
Acacia honey is one of the few types of honey that has a very bright color. It is most often referred to as light straw. Patoka, a liquid form of honey, sometimes has such a bright color that it seems to be even colorless. It is obtained during the flowering period of the Acacia robinia, i.e. white linden, which is an excellent melliferous material for bees. It is a valuable source of substances beneficial to the human body. This honey is characterized by the content of quickly digestible carbohydrates, thanks to which it can be helpful in states of exhaustion and chronic fatigue.
VALUABLE NUTRIENTS FOR ACACIA HONEY
Many valuable B vitamins and nutrients (potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, manganese and others), which are contained in acacia honey, strengthen our immune system. It also contains small amounts of folic acid, pantothenic acid and biotin.
The largest group of compounds in honey are carbohydrates: glucose and fructose. It contains organic acids, such as gluconic, apple and lemon, which have the greatest impact on the taste of acacia honey. Its aroma is also determined by essential oils derived from nectar. In total, there are more than 50 aromatic substances, among which aldehydes, esters and polyphenol compounds have been isolated.
There are also dyes, for example, carotenoids, which depend on the color of honey. The content of nitrogen compounds is small, and enzymes (proteins) play an important biological role. An important substance that occurs in this honey is hydrogen peroxide, because it has antiseptic properties (destroying microbes).
It was found in the presence of hormonal substances, as well as acetylcholine, which has a beneficial effect on the heart and circulatory system. Interestingly, mature acacia honey is characterized by higher sucrose content than other nectar honey (7-10%). However, it has a low amount of minerals, which means that its antibiotic properties are also low. Acacia honey, like acacia flowers, contains flavonoids.
THE COLOR, TASTE AND AROMA OF ACACIA HONEY
Considered one of the brightest types of honey, acacia honey, in a liquid form it is almost colorless or light straw-colored. It has the form of a thick syrup, and its taste is extremely mild. Acacia honey belongs to honey which is very sweet and eagerly consumed by children. Its fragrance is intense but pleasant. You can smell the aroma of acacia flowers in it. Crystallization of honey due to high fructose content is very slow. It happens that even one year after the date of bottling, the honey may still be in semi-solid form. After the crystallization process, the honey turns creamy or yellow.
APPLICATION OF ACACIA HONEY
This product is recommended for digestive disorders, cramps, hyperacidity as well as for gastroenteritis. Ingredients of acacia honey act protectively on the stomach and protect against excessive amounts of digestive acids. Acacia honey improves liver function, supports its detoxification.
It contains a large amount of simple sugars, which is why it is especially recommended for increased brain activity, physical and mental fatigue as well as for weakening the body. Honey has calming properties, improves the mood in the moments of exhaustion, and helps to fight insomnia. It is also used in the treatment of inflammatory and bacterial diseases of the kidneys and urinary system.
Acacia honey can also be used to treat skin diseases. Usually the most helpful turns out with purulent infections. Wound healing is very good for healing. Acacia honey has low antibiotic and antibacterial activity, but it is a great remedy for sore throat, cough and other upper respiratory ailments. It has a diuretic and cleansing effect on the urinary tract. Consumed regularly, it can strengthen immunity.
This honey has a calming effect. Usually it is recommended primarily for sweetening beverages instead of sugar. Acacia honey rarely causes allergic reactions, but it is worth remembering that it should be given to older children, as it may be harmful to infants.