Natural Flavours available at Foresh
Throughout history, Honey has been connected to health benefits like antiviral, Antifungal & Antibacterial properties, wound healing, and blood antioxidant status, many people say, honey can improve both short- and long-term memory, Honey has many surprising uses. It also has a low glycemic index, which is a good substitute for sugar. Honey is one of the most stable foods out there.
We know that honey has many benefits but the question comes that is it safe to consume raw honey? The answer is Yes, consuming more of a food will give you more of the nutrients found in that food. but, honey is still sugar. The American Heart Association (AHA) suggested that men should consume no more than 9 teaspoons, or 3 tablespoons, of sugar in a day and women should consume no more than 6 teaspoons, or 2 tablespoons, of sugar in a day.
Today honey is available in many natural flavours. This flavoured honey is made by farming bees in the area of a particular flavour for e.g. if we want to produce honey of litchi flavour then the farming to this will be done near the trees of litchi, then the bees extract nectar from the litchi flowers. Nectar is the sweet liquid that entices the bees to the flower. This extracted nectar is then taken to the hive and collected into the honeycomb, six-sided cell they built with wax. This is how natural flavoured honey is made. There are many natural flavours available in the market.
1. Multifloral honey:
Multifloral honey refers to honey which is often known as wildflower honey or in Italian- “Millefiori” (honey of thousand flowers). There is not only one single type of multi-floral honey because there are endless possibilities of floral combinations.it is composed of nectars from flowers blossoming at a particular period of time in a particular place, it is difficult to reproduce it exactly from year to year.
2. Eucalyptus honey:
Eucalyptus honey is a type of honey made by honeybees that extract the nectar from eucalyptus. Eucalyptus honey is usually mono-flower honey, which is known for its medicinal benefits. It has emphatically herbal flavour with a bit of medicinal scent to it. It is commonly found in Australia, about ¾ of the Australian forest is a eucalyptus forest.
Litchi Honey is extracted from the bees that collect nectars from the blossoms of Litchi flowers, which is generally harvested in the month of June in the foothills of northern India. It is mono-floral honey with a delicate taste and a taste slightly similar to roses. It is slightly processed, to preserve the true flavour of this natural honey.
4. Acacia honey:
Acacia honey is natural honey which is extracted from the flower of black lotus tree, also known as ‘false acacia’. It is mainly found in northern America & in some parts of Europe. It is one of the best honey recommended by nutritionists all around the globe. Acacia honey has a mildly sweet taste, which is good for cooking.
5. White cream honey:
White cream honey also known as mustard honey, is extracted from the nectars of Flowers sage. Alfalfa, fireweed and white clover. As the name suggests, white honey isn’t exactly white in colour. But has a lighter colour than traditional honey. This honey is collected as a liquid which naturally crystallizes to a creamy, smooth texture which allows it to perfectly spread on bread or cakes. This white cream honey is sold as raw honey.
Beeswax is scientifically known as ‘cera alba’, it is a natural wax produced by honeybees. Beeswax mainly consists of esters of fatty acids. Historically honey has been used as a plastic, lubricant, waterproofing agent, etc. beeswax is mainly used in cosmetic products like lip balm, lip gloss, hair wax, moisturizer. Beeswax is a common ingredient of natural chewing gum. India is the largest producer of beeswax in the world with around 31000 tons of production in a year.
These are some of the natural honey available in the market.
Here are some of the benefits of honey that u can add to your day to day life
1. Drinking honey with warm water helps you in.
2. Honey with ginger.
3. Honey with green tea.
4. Honey with turmeric.