What Is Honeydew Honey?

Honeydew honey or Forest honey is a type of honey made not from blossom nectar but from honeydew excreted by plant sucking insects such as aphids. It is usually produced from trees, both conifers and deciduous, although it may also produced from grasses and plants.

While the composition of honeydew honey varies by the type of insect and plant, just as the composition of blossom honey varies by the type of blossom, there are some common differences. In general, honeydew honey is higher in minerals and amino acids as well as higher molecular weight sugars in particular, melezitose and raffinose. Oligosaccharides are prebiotics that have a beneficial effect on bacteria in the digestive system. It tends to be darker, less sweet, less acidic and resists crystallization when compared to honey. Honeydew honey has higher electrical conductivity and ash content and tends to remain liquid and resist crystallization because of high fructose and low glucose levels, as well as a low glucose to water ratio. There has been some research that indicates that honeydew honey also has higher than average antibiotic properties due to higher levels of Glucose Oxidase which leads to the production of Hydrogen Peroxide.

Bulgarian Honeydew Honey

Bulgarian Honeydew Honey which is harvested in Strandja Mountain is one of the best in the world. Produced in oak forests, as the Strandja Mountain Oak Massif is the second largest in Europe and was declared as a national natural reservation area.

The Strandja Mountain honeydew honey has dark to black color and distinctive aroma. The honeydew honey contains a large number of free amino acids, more important of which are aspartic acid, alanine, arginine, cysteine, glycine, glutamic acid, histidine, lysine, methionine and others. The most significant difference between honeydew honey and blossom honey is in its mineral substances. In this type of honey they are from 5 to 9 times more. Honeydew honey contains huge amounts of antioxidants that have anti-cancer effect and increases the hemoglobin.

Healing / Medical Benefits

The Bulgarian Honeydew Honey is a rich in minerals and vitamins. It has anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect. Very useful for colds, diseases of the upper respiratory tract, the kidneys and bladder. Soothing the nervous system. Lowers blood pressure, stimulates blood circulation and has a strengthening effect on the heart. Honeydew honey contains a huge amount of antioxidants having antitumour action. In use of honey dew in a person's blood increases hemoglobin.
Extremely rich in minerals. Honey dew contains iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus. Microelements in it are almost in the same proportion as in the human blood. It contains monosaccharides - glucose and levulose, which are absolutely necessary for normal function of the liver, as well as vitamins B1, B2, PP, B12 (about 16 times more than in apples and apricots), B6, folic acid, biotin, etc.

Recommended Use

The rich mineral composition of honeydew honey determines its alkalizing effect, which is why it is recommended to sportsmen, workers and all activities related to exercise, to prevent muscle soreness and fatigue.

Generally recommended 15-20 grams of honey dew daily 1-2 hours before eating. The therapeutic dose can also be greater. For the treatment of cardiovascular and liver diseases honey is taken dissolved in hot water - 3 times a day, one tablespoon, one hour before eating.