Honey is a sweetfood made by bees using nectar from flowers. The variety produced by honey beesis the one most commonly referred to and is the type of honey collected by beekeepers and consumed by humans. Honey is primarily composed of nearly equal proportions of fructose and glucose, but also contains minerals, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, there are many varieties and flavours of honey. Depending on the floral source from where the honey is collected, there are many varieties and flavours of honey, depending on the flowers from which bees collect nectar
e.g. Mustard, Moringa, Jamun, Mango, Brassica, Eucalyptus, Lychee, Sunflower, Wild Forest etc.
No, Crystallization is the natural process by which the glucose in honey precipitates out of the liquid honey. Different varieties of honey will crystallize at different rates, and a few not at all.Honey is a supersaturated sugar solution out of which the glucose tends to crystallize.It does not indicate spoilage.
The consistency of the honey depends primarily in the sugar composition of the nectar collected from the flora source. If the nectar has more Fruit Sugar (Fructose), the honey tends to remain liquid for longer. But if the honey has a higher Sucrose content, it will crystallize faster.
If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve; or place the honey container, with the cap open, into near boiling water that has been removed from the heat.
Be careful not to boil or scorch the honey. Also keep in mind that you can eat the honey in a crystallized form. Just scoop out of the jar and spread it on your toast or drop it in your tea!
Some preventative measures may be taken, including:
- Storing your honey at room temperature will deter crystallization. Crystallization occurs most rapidly at cool temperatures (40º – 57ºF) therefore honey should never be stored in the refrigerator.
- Preventing absorption of atmospheric moisture by tightly closing containers during storage.
- Do not contaminate the honey with toast crumbs etc.
- Use more honey! As honey ages, it will start to crystallize.
Yes ,Honey consists of nearly 80% Natural Sugar – Fructose and Sucrose, which easily passes into the blood to provide energy. Unlike refined sugar, honey also contains various Proteins – Minerals, Vitamins, Enzymes etc, which make honey a valuable natural sweetener
Honey is a natural sweetener and can be given to Diabetics in moderation. Honey with high fruit sugar (Fructose) can be given as it stabilizes blood sugar and lowers HbA1c levels, something refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) cannot do. After ingestion, honey is converted directly into liver glycogen and does not result in the formation of triglycerides (fatty acids). Honey does not trigger an immediate or excessive insulin release which results from the consumption of most artificial sweeteners, and thus does not promote fat production, fat storage, and weight gain commonly associated with the use of these products.
It is however recommended that the use of honey in a Diabetic Diet should be under the consultation of the Doctor.
No, as with any raw, unprocessed food, honey is not recommended for infants whose immune systems are not fully developed. However, from the age of One year, children can easily enjoy honey.Honey is safe to consume during pregnancy and lactation.
Honey stored in sealed containers can remain stable for decades and even for centuries. However, honey is susceptible to physical and chemical changes during storage; it tends to darken and lose its aroma and flavor or crystallize. Honey never spoils and has an unlimited shelf life but for practical purposes, a shelf life is often stated.Some Honey found in Egyptian Pyramids dating back to 3200 B.C. is still edible!!
About 3 kilograms nectar is required to produce 1 kilogram of Honey. A bee needs to fly to about 10 million flowers to collect this amount of nectar. A bee will travel for approximately 40,000 kilometers, or almost once around the Earth to get you that 1 kilogram honey.
Our honey is not adulterated in any form, this is ensured by testing each batch of the Honey we collect from our farms and also collect from other Bee Keepers. Most of our honey is tested by Agmark Super or A grade which is comely an export quality of Honey. we source our wild , Hill , Forest , Raw Honey from the natural bee hives in the forests where there is zero human intervention this ensures that our honey cannot be adulterated.