Our Acacia Honey Batches
Honey Bee & co Acacia Honey Lot 1
Acidity: 0,91 ml NaOH 1 n/100g
Superior Quality Acacia Honey should have: Acidity: max. 4 ml NaOH 1n/100g
The low pH of honey inhibits the presence and growth of microorganisms. Its low pH makes honey compatible with many food products in terms of pH and acidity. Acids are an important component of the flavour and aroma of monofloral honey.
Diastase = 13.9%
The honey-own enzyme "Diastase" (scientifically it concerns an α-Amylase) is a marker for the authenticity of honey and represents an important quality parameter.
Accordingly, the diastase number (DN) is legally regulated according to the Schade scale (EU regulation 2001/110/EG, Codex Alimentarius).
For honey with exception of baker’s honey / industrial honey a minimum activity of 8 DN (Schade scale) is fixed.
Moisture content = 18,44%
It is internationally recognized that good quality honey should be processed at less than 20% water content. Low water content is desirable because honey may begin to ferment and lose its fresh quality if the water-in-honey is greater than 20%
UK Law - Moisture content— (a)all honey except for honey specified in paragraph (b), (c) or (d) not more than 20%.
Acacia Honey Benefits
Acacia honey's mild taste makes it a versatile choice for different foods and snacks. For example, it can be added to yoghurt, cereal, or ice cream without overpowering other flavours. Additionally, because acacia honey is low in acid, it goes well with many kinds of cheese, fruits, and nuts - like figs, apricots, and other types of fruits and nuts.
As far as baking is concerned, acacia honey can be a good choice in certain situations. It is pretty sweet because of its high fructose content, making it an excellent option as a sweetener.
Acacia is one of the few kinds of honey that takes more than a year to crystallize as the nectar of the acacia flower is jam-packed with natural fructose. Perfect for adding light, floral sweetness to teas, sumptuously spread over bread or generously poured into porridge.
Raw Acacia Honey can benefit digestion and it can help clean the liver. Helps to restore the body after effort. Stimulates the immune system. The number of red blood cells increases. Acacia honey contains many beneficial elements including up to 415 different enzymes and vitamins.
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When you go into the store to buy wine, you can't just grab any old bottle off the shelf - there's an enormous selection of different kinds, each with its own distinct flavour.
In the same way, buying honey shouldn't be as simple as going to the supermarket and picking up a jar - there are over 300 varieties of honey, each with different colours, aromas, tastes and benefits. Many of the jars labelled "honey" actually contain a product that has been so heavily processed or altered with artificial sweeteners that it has lost most of the nutrients and health benefits of raw honey.
The name acacia honey might make you think of African plains or Hawaii, but acacia is most commonly found in Australia. The plant is native to the southeastern United States but can now be found in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. And more importantly, acacia honey does not come from any of these trees. Black acacia, or "false acacia", usually from the species Robinia pseudoacacia or Caragana arborescens, is where acacia honey comes from.
The source of the honey determines its colour. "False acacia" produces honey that is white or pale yellow. There are more than 300 varieties of honey being commercialized, each with its own distinct colour, aroma, taste and range of health benefits.
False Acacia, is a genus of shrubs or small trees of the pea family Fabaceae and the subfamily Mimosoideae. The species are native to Australia, New Zealand and some countries of the South Pacific region, growing in subtropical and tropical climates. The leaves of False Acacia plants are bipinnate, and in some species, also tripinnate or even quadripinnate. The flowers have both male and female parts and are wind pollinated. False Acacia plants produce large numbers of pods which contain numerous seeds.
Raw Honey vs Cheap Honey
1% Minerals, Vitamins, Enzymes
6% Trisaccharide & Other Carbohydrates
Up to 35% Blend of EU & Non EU Honeys
Potentially containing pesticides & antibiotics
Up to 50% Water
Up to 35% High Fructose Corn Syrup
*Percentage may vary
Your Questions Answered
No. Honey Bee & co Honey is Raw Honey. Exactly how bees have made it.
No. Our Acacia Honey is produced in pure and uncontaminated natural areas and our bees are not treated with antibiotics.
Our Acacia Honey contains an Optimal water percentage between 15% and 19%. Cheap supermarket honey can have up to 50% water. This is due to either beekeeper feeding bees water with artificial sugar or they collect the honey to quickly to increase profit margins.
Nectar is a liquid secretion of flowers that bees gather. They then take out much of its water content and after adding several enzymes they produce the golden substance we call honey.
Consuming honey rather than sugar has obvious advantages. The supply to the body of energy in the form of glucose and fructose, simple sugars that do not require any digestive process. Honey also contains Vitamins and other useful enzymes.
Raw Honey is a product with many calories; approximately 320 kcal for 100g. Moderation is the key if one has a particular diet. The positive fact about honey is its sweetness. One teaspoon of honey weighs about 7g and its more than enough to sweeten your favourite cup of tea.
Raw Honey is safe and it provides many health benefits, nevertheless, it should not be cooked raw over 40 degrees. When cooked, honey becomes similar to glue and thus produces toxins. Honey's raw form is the one detaining all its main benefits and properties. By altering its chemical composition by heating or overheating the honey It may completely change its compounds leading to health hazards. Honey also contains bacteria that can harm a young baby’s intestine. To this end avoid giving honey to babies under 12 months old.
Our bees are from the Apis Mellifera from the Apidae family.
Our honey is produced on the European Continent. Our long-term goal is to partner with small beekeepers from all over the UK and Europe providing our customers with quality honey while helping increase the European bee population.
Acacia Honey Stimulates digestion cleans the liver, regulates intestinal transit. Improves heart activity and circulatory system. Helps to restore the body after effort. Stimulates the immune system. The number of red blood cells increases.
Honey is a healthier alternative to sugar, especially for diabetics. It has antioxidants that help reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and some types of cancer. It lowers blood pressure and improves cholesterol values. Honey is great for healing wounds and burns.
Honey is a great solution for coughs both for children and adults.