All of us are aware and cautious about what we eat and how much we eat. Health and fitness are two much debated about topics these days. The growing adulteration in food items and increasing pollution has led to a deterioration in the quality of the food we consume including vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products etc.
According to research, honey is among the most adulterated food products in the world. Also, a recent investigation by the Centre for Science and Environment found that a majority of samples collected from both big and small brands that sell honey don’t pass an advanced quality control test. At such a time, it is very important to check the honey that we consume. More than that, we need to eat the right honey.
Here is 7 varieties of raw honey you need to pick over adulterated ones.
1. Lychee Honey
Extracted from Litchi farms, this honey tastes like Litchi fruit and it is liquid, dark golden or amber in colour. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system and helps in wound healing and repair. It is also effective in aiding bone health, especially in women and children.
2. Eucalyptus Honey
Eucalyptus honey is a variety of honey made from the flower nectar of eucalyptus blossoms. The biggest producer of eucalyptus honey is Australia. It has a distinctly herbal flavour with a slight medicinal scent to it. It has antibacterial properties, is a good source of vitamins and minerals, and is rich in anti-oxidants.
3. Jamun Honey
Jamun Honey is sourced from bees that feed and forage primarily on Indian blackberry commonly known as Jamun. It is collected from the south Karnataka region and is harvested in August when the Jamun flowers blossoms. It is dark amber in colour and comparatively less sweet than other honey.
4. Rapeseed Honey
Rapeseed honey or Canola honey is the result of honeybees pollinating high concentrations of the rapeseed plant. It is white or buttery-yellow in colour, has a cabbage-like aroma, and is slightly peppery in flavour. It helps in healing wounds and burns, reduces the duration of diarrhoea, relieves cold and cough symptoms and is rich in antioxidants.
5. Sunflower Honey
Sunflower honey is harvested from the sunflower fields in Nagpur, Maharashtra, during the winters. It has a unique bright yellow colour, and is recommended for stomach-intestine conditions, lung and kidney diseases, and especially for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
6. Acacia Honey
Acacia honey is derived from the nectar of the black locust or false acacia tree. Compared with traditional honey, it is often much lighter in colour, appearing almost transparent. It has potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties and may aid wound healing and improve acne.
7. Multiflora Honey
Multiflora honey is naturally produced by honeybees which feed on the multiple flowers usually in the springtime. It has a very pleasant aromatic aroma, creamy appearance, and unique flavour of the variety of flower nectar. It helps in the treatment of cough, cold, fever, throat infections, allergies, skin conditions, gum infections, high blood pressure, and diabetes.