ACACIA HONEY 500g $24/btl 3 btls for $59.90 1 to 2 btls self collection at meeting point. Free delivery with purchase of 3 bottles. Tues and Thurs 12noon to 4pm 7pm to 10pm Payment by Bank Transfer WhatsApp 81684179 for details on Payment & Delivery. Information on Acacia Honey: Properties and Benefits of Acacia Honey by Marius Lixandru Acacia honey is one the best types of honey. There are two things that make acacia honey better than all the others: the fact that it’s the least allergenic of all honey types and its ability to crystalize very slowly. Add its antimicrobial and antiseptic action, low pollen content, healing properties, energizing effect and antioxidant action and you have an incredible healthy natural product with a wonderful medicinal action. However, it is important to always choose certified brands to prevent getting a fake honey that has no real health benefits. What is acacia honey made of? Despite its name, acacia honey is made from the pollen of the flowers of the false acacia tree, also known as black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia). The tree is an invasive species in many parts of the world, but excellent at fixating soil and preventing erosion as well as an ideal solution for poor soils because it fixates nitrogen with the help of its roots, enriching soil for other plants. Black locust trees grow well in full sun. Here are the most impressive 7 properties and health benefits of acacia honey: 1) Antiseptic properties. Acacia honey and honey in general boasts strong natural antiseptic properties. According to research, the honey is naturally antimicrobial for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it contains hydrogen peroxide, a powerful natural disinfectant. Hydrogen peroxide is synthesized with the help of an enzyme from pollen called catalase and an enzyme produced by bees called glucose oxidase, which synthesize hydrogen peroxide from glucose. The amount of glucose in each honey variety accounts for the antimicrobial potency. Acacia honey has been found to have anywhere between 22 to 38 g of glucose per 100 g of honey. Another reason why acacia honey is a natural antiseptic is because it is acidic, having a low pH of around 3.5. This low pH inhibits the growth of bacteria, hence the reason why eating honey helps treat respiratory infections in which there is considerable bacterial load in the throat and using it in sterile bandages encourages wound healing. Its low moisture content also contributes to its antiseptic properties. Moreover, the variety has been found to contain other antimicrobial elements such as polyphenols with antibacterial activity. Acacia honey concentration (because honey is diluted), its hydrogen peroxide content and other factors may influence its antiseptic properties. 2) Antioxidant and anticancer potential. Raw, undiluted, unprocessed honey is one of the key ingredients in Father Zago’s anticancer remedy along with Aloe arborescens leaves from plants older than 4-5 years and distillate. It can be theorized the potent polyphenols (ex: gallic acid, flavonoids) in honey, acacia included, may partly be responsible for such effects. While the diet has not received medical approval, research has shown that antioxidants in general hold inhibitory and anti-proliferative properties and it has been suggested their action can constitute a good prevention and possibly lower cancer risks. 3) Least allergenic honey variety. Acacia flowers have been shown to produce less pollen than other types of flowers that bees produce honey from. This causes acacia honey to have a low pollen content, hence the reason it is the least likely to cause allergic reactions. However, people with multiple pollen allergies are advised to avoid any source of pollen until they have a skin prick test to see which pollen they are actually allergic to. Although the number of allergic reactions to acacia honey is considerably lower compared to the number of allergic reactions to other types of honey, it is still possible to be allergic to this particular type. 4) It crystallizes very slowly. Unlike other honey types, acacia honey crystallizes very slowly. This means we can keep our jar of honey for almost as long as it takes us to finish it, without having to worry the honey will become hard and unusable. This particular quality that makes acacia honey more desirable than other varieties is because the honey has a higher fructose content (higher than glucose). Keeping the product at room temperature and lidded should be enough to preserve it well. 5) Good for hypoglycemia. Acacia honey almost entirely simple carbohydrates, sugars. If I happen to skip a meal for some reason or delay eating so I can finish up on work and become hypoglycemic (it happens to me more often than I’d wish), I immediately eat a tablespoon or two of acacia honey to regain strength and not faint. The energy it provides me with gives me allows me to have time to eat something more substantial. I’d say a tablespoon gives me energy for about 15-25 minutes. 6) Healthy substitute for refined sugar and other sweeteners. If you must sweeten tea, fruity water, waffles, crepes or pancakes, then go for honey, acacia especially. It’s a natural source of sugars, sweet and fragrant, far more nutritious and healthier than plain sugar or artificial sweeteners. It actually contains antioxidants and special enzymes our body digests fairly easily compared to the other options. Moreover, because of its high fructose content (around 45%), it is even recommended for type-2 diabetes sufferers. However, it is important to first talk to your doctor if you have diabetes and want to include acacia honey into your diet. 7) Energizing properties. Being all simple carbohydrates, acacia honey is a great energizing food, recommended for children or anyone recovering from illness, exhaustion or a stressful period. Not only does it give us physical energy, but studies suggest it may also help improve stress and depression symptoms (Potential used of Tualang and Acacia Honey in Ameliorating Stress-Depression Disorder: A Preliminary Study). Its high antioxidant content is partly responsible for such health effects. Moreover, it can help improve appetite and exert tonic properties. Acacia honey does not help you lose weight. Common uses of acacia honey. The honey can be used as a sweetener, especially for herbal teas because its flavor does not alter the taste of the infusion. It can be consumed as such, one tablespoon on an empty stomach, 20 to 30 minutes before a meal. This is said to help calm inflammation and irritation of the stomach lining and help with other digestive conditions. Acacia honey is also said to support liver function. Moreover, its strong antiseptic properties and low moisture but sticky consistency that allows it to adhere to mucous membranes makes it great for a sore throat, calming irritation, improving cough and reducing bacterial load in case of respiratory tract infections located in the throat. Acacia honey can make a great face mask, illuminating skin and making it soft and clear. Also, sterile bandages from unprocessed, organic, carefully handled honey are currently being developed to decrease wound healing time. ----------------------------------------------------- Nutritional Benefits of Honey by Aurora Geib According to a Swiss study that discussed the nutritional value of honey, honey is rich in carbohydrates but has a low glycemic index (GI). Its GI varies within a range of 32 to 86 depending on the botanical source. Fructose rich honey, such as acacia honey, has a low GI; lower in fact than sucrose which is pegged at 60 to 110. Foods with low GI release glucose into the blood slowly and steadily; high GI foods cause blood sugar to spike. High GI foods are not suitable for diabetics; but those after a workout or are experiencing hypoglycemia will benefit from its ability to give immediate energy. Honey contains the following trace minerals: potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, chloride, sulfur, iron, copper, iodine and zinc which although marginal, may contribute to the recommended daily intake requirements. It contains choline, a B-vitamin essential for brain and cardiovascular functions, cellular membrane composition and repair; and a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine.
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