Acacia Honey - BIO - Raw - 230g
Organic Acacia Honey 230g
Acacia honey is derived from the nectar of the Robinia pseudoacacia flower and it is one of the most popular and appreciated varieties of honey. Compared with traditional honey, it’s often much lighter in color, appearing almost transparent and it has a flower-like aroma and sweet, delicate flavor. Conveniently, acacia honey remains liquid longer and crystallizes much slower than traditional honey. This is likely due to its higher fructose content.
Acacia honey supplies many important antioxidants, such as flavonoids which may contribute to its potential health benefits. Antioxidants protect your cells against damage caused by free radicals. A diet high in flavonoids may reduce your risk of chronic conditions, including heart disease and certain types of cancer. One test-tube study even showed that acacia honey effectively stopped the spread of lung cancer cells. Due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties, acacia honey helps to treat respiratory infections, insomnia, kidney disease and headaches. Acacia honey has a low sucrose content and a high level of fructose, being recommended for people with diabetes.
About raw honey
Raw honey or “as it exists in the beehive” is made by extracting honey from the honeycombs, pouring it over a mesh to separate the honey from impurities (like beeswax and dead bees) and bottled.
For commercial reasons, most brands of honey are pasteurized and filtered. Pasteurization is a process that destroys the yeast found in honey by applying high heat. This helps extend the shelf life and makes it smoother.
Also, filtration further removes impurities like debris and air bubbles so that the honey stays as a clear liquid for longer. This is merely done for aesthetics reasons.
Some commercial honeys are additionally processed by undergoing ultrafiltration. This process further refines it to make it more transparent and smoother, but it can also remove beneficial nutrients like pollen, enzymes and antioxidants.
Benefits of raw honey
Raw honey contains a wide variety of nutrients, approximately 22 amino acids, 31 different minerals and a wide range of vitamins and enzymes.
What’s most impressive about raw honey is that it contains nearly 30 types of bioactive plant compounds. These are called polyphenols, and they act as antioxidants.
Many studies have linked these antioxidants with impressive health benefits, including reduced inflammation and a lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
|Ingredients||Organic acacia honey, raw, unfiltered|
|Free of||Preservatives, additives, GMOs, artificial ingredients, added sugar|