‘About Honey’

Ayurvedic honeys in India. A different but natural and effective way of healing.

therapeutic honey from india

There are flowers and bees everywhere. That’s why we also have honey everywhere. But flowers may be different, bees may be different, not to mention the other factors such as weather, soil, people and industry. Yes, industry has a major impact on the environmental conditions, it pollutes large areas and the wind helps in spreading all the chemicals even in wild. This is why we search for organic honeys. It’s not easy to find organic ones, the regulations are not… Read More

Minerals and trace elements in honey

which are the minerals present in honey

We know honey doesn’t have only sugars, but also other important elements such as polyphenols, free aminoacids and proteins, phytonutrients, enzymes, vitamins and, of course, there are minerals and trace elements in honey. Blossom honeys have a slightly different composition than that of honeydew honey. They have a mineral content mostly between 0.1 and 0.3 %, while that of honeydew honeys can reach 1 % of the total composition. In early times the mineral content was determined as a quality criterion of… Read More

Proteins in honey

what are the proteins in honey

There is not such a high content of proteins in honey, but their role there is as important as the presence of proteins in any animal or human body. Proteins are large, complex molecules, vital for the normal functioning of the human body. For the laymen, a protein is like a string of beads or of pearls, where beads are amino acids, attached to one another by peptide bonds. Each string contains hundreds of beads (amino acids) and they are… Read More

What is the Best Honey in the World? Apimondia can give an answer.

THE BEST HONEY IN THE WORLD IS THE ONE YOU ENJOY THE MOST

Every beekeeper says about his honey that it is the best in the world. And he is not far from the truth. The situation is similar to that of a child for a mother. The best child in the world! For that mother. Of course if you are interested in an absolute truth, then such a thing is impossible to exist. A child can be the best in swimming, in mathematics, in basketball… It cannot be in everything. For that… Read More

Heating honey kills enzymes. But is boiled honey toxic?

heating honey kills enzymes

A week ago somebody asked me if boiled honey was toxic. She knows that heating honey kills the enzymes, but also that cooking honey makes it toxic! I was somehow shocked. But then, considering the fear we have come to live in, due to the high level of toxicity found in over-processed food of these days, and also due to some people’s extreme reaction of becoming vegans, totally rejecting processed food, there is no wonder we have come to ask ourselves if it is… Read More

Types of Mead

which are the known types of mead

There are so many types of mead which have been developed in time, that today, mead can satisfy all tastes. Meads can be classified according to: – sweetness: mead can be from bone dry to extremely sweet. – the alcohol level: mead can range from low to very high: 4 – 20 % (even 75% in a Lithuanian mead) – to the tannin levels: mead can range from none to very high, – to the color: mead can cover all the spectrum, –… Read More

Do you want a homemade mead recipe?

If you need a homemade mead recipe, here are 5 offering some diversity. Medicinal, traditional, plain, fast or complicated, they can help you get an idea on what you need to make some honey wine. Like with everything else in life, it can be easy or difficult. It depends on what type of mead you want and how perfectionist you are. So, to make mead at home we need the following: Ingredients. Basically it’s water, honey and yeast. You can add any kind of fruit you… Read More

How to make mead at home!

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After thinking a lot of how to make mead at home, everybody resorts to Internet for knowledge. At home, of course, because it’s cheaper and more “bio”. Not to mention of pleasure of DIY (of course) and the pride associated with the result. So, after a little research, we find out that making mead at home doesn’t seem so complicated. Basically, you mix honey in water, pitch yeast, and wait! Of course, there are also complicated recipes and methods. Not… Read More