Bulgarian Balkans Forest Honey

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Forest honey is acclaimed as one of the most unique and special honeys, produced from nature forest’s honeydew. This honey has been found to have an exceptionally high level of antioxidant activity. The color can be a good indicator of the antioxidant power – the darker the honey the higher the antioxidant activity. High concentration of antioxidants in this honey helps in elimination of free radicals, reduces the damage caused by them, and promotes general health. His generous content and lower glycemic index is the best way to enjoy something sweet and healthy, with mild resinous aroma and very special benefits.

Honey Origin

Forest honey is acclaimed as one of the most unique and special types of honey. Honey bees create this wonderful honey not with the sweet nectar gathered from flower blossoms, but with another sweet substance produced by aphids, called honeydew. The aphids eat the sap for the amino acids it contains, not so much for sugars. So, the most of the sugars are expelled by the aphid as honeydew – a natural waste product that is attractive to bees. Honeydew is chemically different from nectar, that’s why honeydew honey is also chemically different from regular blossom honey. It is with a higher mineral content, with a particular benefits and highly prized from honey lovers.

Characteristics

Aroma: woody, mild resinous, with various notes, depending on the species of tree
Color: medium to dark amber
Taste: medium sweet taste, with salty notes and presence of malted taste
Texture: slow crystallization

Honey Properties & Benefits

  • Lower glycemic index. Forest honey has a lower glycemic index that is of particular importance to people suffering from diabetes and also has important health implications for people in general. Low GI diets lead to improved insulin responses and blood cholesterol levels.
  • Antioxidant activity. This honey has been found to have an exceptionally high level of antioxidant activity. The color can be a good indicator of the antioxidant power – the darker the honey the higher the antioxidant activity. High concentration of antioxidants in this honey helps in elimination of free radicals, reduces the damage caused by them, and promotes general health.
  • High prebiotic activity. Honeydew honeys contain more oligosaccharides than blossom honeys and have a stronger prebiotic activity. This contribute a lot to treating constipation. Honey has different components that work synergistically and result in good digestive benefits and therapeutic properties.
  • Antibacterial properties. Forest honeys have impressive antibacterial activity due to their content of hydrogen peroxide and low moisture, which reduce bacteria numbers. These properties make honeydew honeys very suitable for a sore throat, cough and respiratory and other infections.
  • Tonic effects. Nutritional value of forest honey provides important minerals, vitamins and natural sugars, raising energy levels in our body.
  • Pain-soothing effect. The pain-soothing activity of forest honey is considered to be triggered by quinoline alkaloids.
  • Good for the skin. Honey tightens skin and make it softer and moisturized. Its antibacterial properties prevent acne breakouts, soothe redness and strengthen the scalp.

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