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What gives honey its aroma?

aroma of honey and where comes it from

Volatile organic compounds also known as aroma compounds are the ones responsible for honey aroma. A lot of research has been done these days showing a growing scientific interest in analyzing and understanding honey more and more so that it can be used correctly, more targeted and more efficiently. Honey has been analyzed ever since science entered our lives, from its very beginnings. Its composition is still not complete, there are still compounds unidentified, but in time there will be… Read More

What is spruce honey?

what is spruce honey

Does a spruce have flowers? What is spruce honey then? A special type of honey belonging to the category of honeydew honeys, made not from the nectar harvested from flowers but from the droplets of honeydew that honey bees find on the tree bark. In countries like Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Romania and Slovenia, honeydew honey is beloved by consumers. Honeydew honeys can be classified according to the type of insects that produce the honeydew and according to the tree… Read More

What honey is the best for me?

what honey is the best for colds

The health benefits of honey are well recognized and scientifically proved today. Besides its topical use honey has a wide range of internal therapeutic uses triggered by its amazing properties. Although all types of honey are good for our health, yet due to their floral source, some of them have specific particularities which recommend them for specific conditions and diseases. And every person wants to know what honey is the best for him. Here are some of them, focusing on… Read More

Health benefits of strawberry tree honey

what fights colon cancer

Strawberry tree honey also known as arbutus honey fits best in our concept of healing products due to its bitter, unpleasant taste. It’s something deeply rooted in our subconscious that if it’s sweet and pleasant is not healing. Medicine is suppose to be bitter and hard to take. We have to suffer to be healed. A myth, just like a myth is the conception that honey is not good for diabetics. Strawberry tree honey is a rare honey and though… Read More

What is strawberry tree honey?

the healthiest honey in the world: strawberry tree honey

“What is strawberry tree honey” is a question I hear a lot lately. The answer is simple: probably the healthiest and surely the most bitter honey in the world. If it is very difficult to say which honey is the best, the healthiest or the sweetest, but we can definitely say which one is the most bitter: Strawberry tree honey aka Arbutus honey. Some people say we shouldn’t even call it honey – it would be a contradiction to the… Read More

Does honey raise blood sugar? Does honey make you fat?

honey doesn't raise blood sugar and prevents diabetes

Does honey raise blood sugar? – a question often put, but not by diabetics. Allopathic doctors tell them honey is sugar and is out of the question. Nevertheless studies showed that honey consumption reduces metabolic stress thus reducing the risks for many of the diseases and conditions associated with the metabolic syndrome, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Sugar is the #1 enemy of humanity. We all know this. It’s pleasant, it gives energy and is addictive. Many doctors compare… Read More

Can I have honey in IBS?

can I eat honeyif I have IBS or IBD

Honey is medicine. It has been known since prehistory. Chinese knew it, Indians, Egyptians knew it. Muslims and Christians as well. But modern days have changed things. Honey is not recommended in some diseases, and despite old beliefs, diabetes is not among them. “Eat honey, my son, for it is good . . .” (Proverbs 24:13, New International Version) Civilization brought us good and bad alike and we have developed modern diseases. So many conditions are said to be linked only to… Read More

What is artificial honey or fake honey? What we have in our food!

what is artificial honey or fake honey

Artificial honey or fake honey? What is the difference and why should we care? But then, what is natural honey? The opposite, of course. Fake honey is honey that was adulterated. It was real honey in the beginning and than other substances were added to increase its quantity or change its value: glucose, dextrose, molasses, sugar syrup, flour, corn syrup, starch, or any other similar product, other than floral nectar. Even artificial honey can be added to real honey. Some… Read More