Acacia Honey is one of most wanted and most selling type of honey in the world. It is produced from the nectar of the acacia flower.
Acacia blooms in the middle of the spring, for better input of nectar warmer nights and days and more humid mornings suit it. Considering that it blooms in the beginning of May when bees companies are still undeveloped, bees cannot entirely use it, but apart from that in one round from an average hive you can get 30-50 kg of Acacia Honey. During the time of acacia blooming bees are so preoccupied with it that there is no possibility of taking in nectar from other plants.
For months it remains in liquid state and crystallizes very slowly, because in its composition contains more fructose than glucose.
Characteristics of Acacia Honey
This honey is very pale. If it hasn’t been mixed with other floral sources, it will look like liquid glass, very exquisite indeed. It has a mild, sweet, floral flavor, and is, therefore, one of the most popular honey varieties. It is a good choice for mixing with beverages because it sweetens without changing the taste of the drink. It is also an excellent choice for cooking because of its mild flavor and because it mixes easily in liquids and batters. It has hints of vanilla flavor and no aftertaste.
Acacia Honey is slow to crystallize. This means that it can remain in a liquid state for a long period of time due to its high concentration of fructose.
Speciality of Acacia Honey
Due to its pale colour and mild flavour, it has a unique impressive taste, which makes it one of the best honey in the world. Acacia Honey contains compounds called flavonoids and phenolics that act as antioxidants.It has around 46 milligrams per kilogram antioxidants.Antioxidants protect the cells from damage done by free radicals. According to "Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine," Acacia Honey has a low glycemic index ranking. Low GI foods may help regulate blood sugar. Acacia Honey has been used in traditional Russian medicine to treat several ailments, including respiratory infections, insomnia, kidney disease and headaches.