By its beneficial properties, acacia is considered one of the most valuable types of honey. It attracts by smell, taste, color. What plant is a honey plant, about the beneficial properties and contraindications of acacia honey we will discuss in this article.
Taste and color
Acacia honey is the lightest of all species. With a similar composition, it differs in color depending on the honey-bearing plant - white or yellow acacia. In the first case, it is transparent, after crystallization acquires a white color, has a fine-grained structure. In the second - it gets a light yellow, lemon color with a slightly green tinge. In fresh pumping, it is very liquid. In this respect, it is a little thicker for water.
Taste and aroma gentle, aggravated after swallowing. The floral sweetness of this species cannot be confused with anything.Homemade Acacia Honey
Ingredients: vitamins and minerals
A distinctive feature of acacia honey is its high fructose content, which is the sweetest natural substance. Its composition is as follows:
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Acacia honey contains the following trace elements:
- Zinc and others.
Minerals are represented by salts:
From organic acids you will find malic, lactic, citric, oxalic, tartaric.
The richness of vitamins makes the product just a pantry of health due to the presence of vitamin C (up to 2 mg), A (carotene), folic acid, PP (0.2 g), H (Biotin), B2 (0.5 g), E and K, other vitamins.
100 g contains up to 3% of proteins, more than 77% of carbohydrates. And now let's talk about the benefits of acacia honey.
Useful properties and contraindications of white acacia honey
Allergy sufferers use it freely, since there is no negative reaction after taking it. For its use there are practically no contraindications. Acacia honey has an antimicrobial effect. Due to the presence in its composition of enzymes, it has a positive effect on digestion. It is very nutritious (336 kilocalories per 100 g of product). It is used in medicine, cosmetology, cooking. And there are at least a hundred recipes for its proper preparation.Medical acacia honey poured into banks
Benefit and harm
Due to the fact that acacia is high-calorie, its use should be moderate. A day for an adult to eat 80-90 grams. The child consumes three times less. These norms should not be exceeded, since the benefit turns into harm, especially for a young organism.
Neglect of these warnings is fraught with impaired metabolism and adverse effects on the autonomic nervous system. For each person, the dosage of daily consumption is selected individually.
About honey plant
Acacia honey is harvested early in the southern regions of the country due to the fact that acacia is a honey plant that blooms in May. It is in these areas that it is distributed, so the product is obtained without impurities. This honey plant blooms for two weeks, and the collection of pollen and nectar takes about ten days.
Despite such a short time, the bees have time to produce honey in large volumes. For example, 700-800 kg of product are obtained from one hectare of acacia plantations. It is important not to miss such a short flowering period and to hope for good weather during this period.
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Store in any room: ground, semi-basement, basement. It is stored in a hermetically sealed container in storage rooms, on balconies, summer kitchens. This product does not require a special place. The temperature should not exceed +39 and -35 degrees, since above this temperature its quality is lost, and at lower temperatures this bee product freezes.
To maintain the liquid state, honey is stored at a temperature of 18-20 degrees Celsius. But in this case, the risk of activation of specific bacteria increases, which will lead to its fermentation.
After the onset of crystallization, it is preferable to select a storage temperature in the range from +5 to +10 degrees.
If honey is not closed hermetically, then the humidity also plays a big role. With increased humidity, it sours. The optimum moisture content is 60%.
Avoid prolonged exposure to honey in direct sunlight, otherwise its structure is disturbed. For long-term storage, use hermetically sealed glass dishes. Plastic and metal are not suitable for this. It can remain liquid for a long time and practically does not sugar.Proper storage of store acacia honey
Medicinal properties of acacia honey
The healing properties of honey simply surprise. It is used in children with enuresis. For this product spoon is used before bedtime. No need to wash down. Honey during sleep absorbs excess moisture. With ulcers and gastritis, it also helps - heals the affected areas of the mucous membrane.
It will also help with hypertension and improve the work of the heart, blood vessels. It helps to heal the eyes. Vision improves even with simple gadgets. It helps the functioning of the liver and kidneys.
May honey is valued for its healing and taste properties. And its distinguishing feature is its ability to stay in a liquid state for a long time. and amazingly beautiful color attracts consumers even more.
And finally, a video that shows how to collect white acacia honey.