Acacia honey – the purest form of health
Acacia honey is an excellent tonic for both children and convalescents. It is also recommended for consumption for pregnant women. Of all types of honey, acacia honey soothes cough and it is successfully used to treat asthenias and neuroses.
Acacia honey is considered a high-quality honey.
This type of honey is included into the monoflor category, being harvested from the pollen of acacia flowers. It is the lightest of all types of honey, almost transparent, but also one of the most beneficial, due to its high antioxidant content.
It has an unmistakable aroma and is characterized by purity and clarity. It is one of the best known and sweet varieties of honey, due to its delicate taste with a floral tinge.
It is assimilated very easily by the body, providing energy and bioactive and nutritious substances.
Nutritional profile of acacia honey
In the acacia honey sediment there is about 30% pollen. It is a source of amino acids, minerals, fats and vitamins. It has a higher fructose content than other types of honey (41.7%). Contains 10% sucrose and 34.7% glucose, which is why it crystallizes very hard (1-2 years after extraction).
Acacia honey has in its composition most of the minerals essential to the human body. It is rich in phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron, calcium, manganese. It also contains vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6.
Acacia honey has pH 4.
100 grams of honey contain:
- Calories: 300 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 82 g
- Protein: 0.3 g
- Potassium: 52 mg
- Calcium: 6 mg
- Magnesium: 2 mg
- Vitamin C: 0.5 mg
- Sodium: 4 mg
- Iron: 0.4 mg
Store in cool, dark and humidity-free places.
Optimal storage temperature: 18 - 20°C.
Benefits of acacia honey
- It is a natural energizing product recommended for people who exercise and need energy in a short time;
- It is a remedy that can be used by diabetics because the sugar content derives mostly from fructose, which does not need insulin to be metabolized;
- Has a detoxification action that helps maintain liver health. The large amount of fructose and glucose easily absorbed can revitalise your liver;
- Has a useful laxative action for those suffering from constipation;
- Adjusts digestive functions, has gastric and antacid calming properties;
- Acts against sore throat, cough, pharyngitis;
- Helps adjust blood pressure, increasing haemoglobin levels;
- Sleep is improved;
- It is a good treatment for neuroses and asthenia due to the calming mental properties;
- Stimulates brain activity, being suitable for those who work both intellectually and physically;
- Has diuretic qualities, preventing problems with the kidneys or urinary system;
- It has very strong natural antiseptic properties due to the fact that it is sour. It has a low pH that inhibits the growth of bacteria;
- It has a high content of protein, mineral salts, vitamins and amino acids, a natural combination that makes this honey assortment an excellent tonic for pregnant women, children and convalescents;
- Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals;
- Contains the components necessary for the slow production and release of small amounts of hydrogen peroxide, acid that kills bacteria by destroying their cell walls;
- Due to its antioxidant and antibacterial qualities helps to heal wounds or burns more quickly and can prevent bacterial contamination and infection;
- Due to its strong antibacterial properties helps in keeping the skin free of bacteria, which can prevent common skin diseases such as acne;
- It is a good stimulant for cardiac activity.
Contraindications and precautions
People with diabetes and those allergic to pollen can consume acacia honey only on doctor's recommendation.
Avoid putting it in foods with a temperature above 45°C because honey will discharge hydroxymethylfurfural - a toxic compound. Also, enzymes and vitamins C and B1 are destroyed at temperatures above 40°C, so that honey loses most of its nutrients.
Did you know that...?
- Unlike other types of honey, acacia honey crystallizes after a longer time. Due to its higher fructose content than glucose, it never crystallizes 100%.
- Acacia honey is highly appreciated, its curative properties being known since Antiquity, which is also called "living food".
- It is very difficult to obtain and is produced in limited quantities because acacia only blooms for 10-15 days a year.
- allergy to bee products