Very dark in appearance, almost black, and the taste reminds us of toffee. Honeydew Honey is fragrant and can be enjoyed by itself, on toast or with aged cheeses. A special honey that wins everyone over.
Honey is a natural product, which is widely used for its therapeutic effects. It contains about 200 substances and is composed of fructose and glucose, fructo-oligosaccharides and amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The composition varies depending on the plants on which the bees feed. All natural honey contains flavonoids, phenolic acids, ascorbic acid, tocopherols, catalase, superoxide dismutase, reduced glutathione, Millard reaction products and peptides. Most of those compounds are able to provide a strong antioxidant effect.
Honeydew honey is made not from nectar but from honeydew, which is a sugary, sticky substance produced by insects that eat the sap of plants. Bees use honeydew in places or times when there isn’t much nectar to be had. Honeydew honey is also called forest honey because it is generally produced in forests or woods.
It is a deep colour and has a rather thick consistency. At the same time, it has a lower concentration of sugars and a higher concentration of amino acids, mineral nutrients and trace elements. It is recommended to help repair and support the nervous system, especially brain functions. It improves mental abilities and it can stimulate the appetite and increase urine production. It regulates menstrual cycles and intestinal flora. It has antibacterial and soothing qualities; it is a great natural remedy to calm coughs and respiratory problems. It is also rich in polyphenols, antioxidants that help the body defend itself from the oxidative stress that is at the root of cellular ageing.
Honeydew honey is considered an effective natural dietary supplement with minerals and trace elements. It can be purchased from natural foods stores, herbalist’s shops and specialty websites.