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The name of this honey of some will lead to bewilderment and confusion, as we are accustomed to see this beekeeping product in brown, yellow, or in extreme cases, lemon color. Depending on the honey plant, this honey is almost white, like melted condensed milk.

White honey from Bashkiria is famous all over the world, where the traditions of beekeeping - forest beekeeping, getting wild honey are passed down from generation to generation. Refers to the elite varieties of honey.

It is appreciated by amateurs and professionals for its beneficial properties. What is it made of and why is it so thick? White honey is a common name for many varieties, which is derived from its color after sugaring.

The taste and color of white honey, why got this name

White honey immediately after pumping has a light yellow color, and is called so, because after crystallization becomes almost whitelike butter. Its taste is different and depends on the honey plant. If the bees took nectar from raspberry or rose flowers, the aroma of such honey is delicate. The taste is sweet, without bitterness. It melts in the mouth, leaving a pleasant aftertaste.

White honey

Vanilla taste this sweetness gets, if the honey was a clover. Thanks alfalfa flowers Honey has a specific sweet taste and texture of cream after crystallization. Esparcetus gives it a soft, sweet taste. Linden honey is also sometimes called white, because after sugaring it acquires that color. The same situation with the white acacia bribe.

Whether almost the only honey plant, whose taste qualities are manifested after sugaring, is cotton. The consistency of such honey air. It is better not to use it fresh, but to wait for the crystallization process.

Ingredients: vitamins and minerals

Due to the fact that white honey plants are different plantsIts composition is also different.

Composition%
Fructose38-41
Glucose33-36
Water, polysaccharides, sucrose, ash, organic acids other substances23-29

The composition includes about three hundred minerals and trace elements.

The following main trace elements:

  • Fluorine;
  • Manganese;
  • Zinc;
  • Nickel;
  • Chromium;
  • Copper and others.
White honey in a jar

Minerals are represented by salts:

  • Gland,
  • Sodium;
  • Yoda;
  • Phosphorus;
  • Calcium;

It contains a large number of essential amino acids. It contains vitamin C, vitamins of group B, vitamin K and E, and others.

100 g of the product contains from 280 to 320 kilocalories.

Beneficial features

In different countries white honey is valued on the basis of the honey plant. In the United States, donikovy is preferred in this respect. In Russia - lime and acacia.

Due to the presence of enzymes in its composition, white honey has a positive effect on digestion. It is taken during dietary procedures. If the reception was preceded by physical and mental stress, it will help restore the tone of the body. Since white honey has a healing effect due to its bactericidal properties, it is recommended to use it after injuries and surgeries.

The boy eats honey

Unlike other varieties, he useful for small children but not babies. At this age, you need four to five times to reduce the dose of admission, compared with an adult. It is better to use it in its pure form on an empty stomach, after washing down after 1 minute with a glass of warm water. Hot environment is detrimental to enzymes and vitamins. Therefore, you should not dilute this sweetness in hot tea or just in boiling water.

White honey helps to cope with neurosistherefore, it is useful to take it at night before going to bed, it has antiseptic properties. Successfully fights against angina, bronchitis, acute respiratory diseases.

This beekeeping product can also help restore heart rhythm, intestinal, liver and kidney function.

White honey - the concept of the national, which includes many varieties of honey, and therefore its useful properties are different.

Contraindications and harm

White honey has the same contraindications as any other, with the exception of a lower age threshold. I.e, to children from one and a half years it is given in a small amount - up to 20 grams per day. In teenage - up to 50, to adult a person is allowed to take it in food up to 100-110 grams. It is better if it is three times a day: on the empty stomach in the morning, before the meal and at night, before going to bed.

Those who suffer from intolerance to bee products, it is better to refrain from its use. Patients with diabetes can eat it after consulting a doctor, even though it contains a lot of fructose.

A healthy person should not take it thoughtlessly.. Otherwise, an allergic reaction is possible.

What turns out, what honey plant?

Since there are a lot of honey plants in white honey, the nectar harvest period is extended over time. It begins in spring and ends in autumn.

White acacia nectar harvested in the southern regions of the country in May. It is in these areas that it is distributed, so honey is obtained without impurities. This honey plant blooms for two weeks, and nectar is collected in about ten days. Despite such a short time, the bees have time to produce honey in large volumes. For example, from one hectare of acacia stands up to 0.8 tons of honey are produced.

Bee collects nectar on a flower of white acacia

White honey also comes out of limewhich blooms profusely in June-July, depending on the climatic conditions of growth. A bee collects nectar from a single honey tree to produce up to 15 kg of honey. From 1 hectare of plantings - about one ton.

Linden flowers and bee

Donnik as honey plant is especially valuable by its healing properties. This is a herbaceous biennial plant that blooms in the second year all summer and early autumn. Up to 0.3 tons of honey is harvested from 1 ha of sowing.

Yellow clover

Another honey white honey is alfalfa.that blooms from June to late summer. One flower blooms from two to four days. From 1 ha of sowing, the bees take a bribe, from which honey is produced from 0.1 to 0.3 tons. Do Esparcetand on the return of nectar and timing of flowering similar characteristics.

Bee collects nectar from alfalfa flower

Raspberry is of particular interest to bees.. It blooms from May to August - during the hottest period of the year. It depends on the variety and growing conditions. In remontant varieties, the flowering period is extended. Bees are happy to collect nectar from this plant due to its aroma. The same is obtained and honey - fragrant, fragrant and sweet.

Raspberry flower with bee

Storage conditions

In order to preserve longer the beneficial properties of white honey, its stored at temperatures from +5 to +18 degrees.

At temperatures above 40 degrees and below 35 with a minus sign, honey loses its beneficial properties and is used simply as a delicacy.

The period of crystallization depends on the honey plant and is determined by several months. Air humidity preferably kept around 60%. Direct sunlight affects the structure of honey. Under these storage conditions, it retains its beneficial properties of one and a half - two years. The best container - glass. Plastic food suitable for transportation and temporary storage.

What are the main diseases treats?

White honey helps to cope with the problems of the respiratory tract, helps with coughing, bronchitis, acute respiratory infections. With eye disease (conjunctivitis) it is enough to make honey solution and wash them several times to remove the inflammatory processes. Suffering gastrointestinal diseases it is also useful because honey restores the intestinal microflora. Therefore, when gastritis it is taken inside.

Due to the positive effect of white honey, the metabolism is normalized, the kidneys, heart and liver function are improved. Honey helps from insomnia, has soothing properties.

White honey as the collective name of many varieties of honey, has as many unique beneficial properties. It is valuable both for lovers to enjoy sweets and true connoisseurs of this bee product. Its use has a beneficial effect on the human body. and helps to cope with many diseases.

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