A UNIQUE HONEYDEW HONEY
Honeydew honey, unlike nectar honey, does not arise from the nectar of flowers. It is a collection of aphids secluded by aphids and juveniles feeding on the leaves of trees. This liquid is viscous and sweet, occurs mainly in summer in the form of droplets on trees. This sweet substance lures bees that additionally thicken it and put it in cells as honeydew honey. Thanks to the fact that this honey arises from trees in the cleanest forests, you can smell the resin and pine needles. Honeydew honey can be divided into two species. This is called deciduous leaf, which usually comes from linden trees and coniferous fall, usually spruce and fir. This type of honey is one of the most expensive in Poland, because the fall from which it arises, occurs in some regions even every few years.
ROYAL VALUES OF HONEYDEW HONEY
Due to the high content of nutrients and health, honeydew honey is often called “royal” honey. It is an extremely valuable product for human health. Contains 9 times more bioelements than nectar honey! In addition, they are found in easily absorbable form, which are potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium and manganese. It can have twice as much glucose as fructose. As the only one it contains silver, tin, molybdenum and vanadium. In comparison with nectar honeys, it has twice as many proteins, amino acids and enzymes, and it also contains small amounts of vitamins A, B2, B6, C, PP and K. Gwajakol from honeydew fir gives it antibacterial and expectorant properties.
THE FLAVORS AND AROMAS OF HONEYDEW HONEY
Due to the origin, we distinguish honey coniferous, which has a milder taste and honeydew honey from deciduous trees with a slight resin aftertaste. It has a characteristic color – dark with a greenish or gray shade. It is most often obtained from fir, spruces, pine or larch. It is characterized by high viscosity and density, and therefore is heavier than nectar honey. It is excellent in diseases of the airways, gastrointestinal tract, in diseases of the heart and vessels, and even neurosis. It is recommended as a conditioner during convalescence and in the case of anemia and work in harmful conditions. However, honey obtained from deciduous and fruit trees is golden-yellow in color. This color darkens under the influence of light and oxygen. It is characterized by a floral scent, but not a pleasant taste. Most often it comes from linden trees, maples, beech, willow, birch and hawthorn. It is recommended in the case of kidney and urinary tract diseases, liver and bile ducts and joints.
PROPERTIES OF HONEYDEW HONEY
Thanks to its health properties, honeydew honey is widely used in natural medicine. Consumption of honey reduces the toxic effects of coffee, tea, alcohol or tobacco on the body. Honeydew honey from deciduous trees helps in the regulation of metabolism, regulates the heart, dilates coronary vessels, lowers blood pressure, improves blood circulation and improves kidneys. This honey has properties that accelerate the healing of wounds, burns and frostbites. It reduces nervous tension and has a calming effect. Honeydew honey has anti-inflammatory, expectorant and soothing effect on persistent cough. This property has a good effect on the fight against colds and more serious diseases, such as pneumonia. In addition, honeydew honey helps in anxiety and insomnia. It is excellent for strengthening immunity and has detoxifying properties (therefore it is recommended for people working in conditions harmful to health). For this reason, it is given to miners working in uranium mines because it counteracts the effects of irradiation. It is also recommended for people after antibiotic and steroid treatments. It is used as a natural anti-cancer agent. Interestingly, this honey has more carbohydrates than sugar and at the same time fewer calories, which is why it is perfect for an alternative to sweetening beverages. It is also helpful in the treatment of asthma and kidney stones. The essential oils contained in it give it valuable properties in the treatment of heart neurosis, as well as prostatitis. It is also interesting that honeydew honey is also recommended by dentists,