Acacia honey is derived from the nectar of the Robinia pseudoacacia flower, commonly known as the black locust or false acacia tree. It has a flower-like aroma and sweet, delicate flavor. Conveniently, acacia honey remains liquid longer and crystallizes much slower than traditional honey.
Acacia honey has potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It may aid wound healing and improve acne.
Raw acacia honey provides a wide range of health benefits due to its high concentration of natural antioxidants which fight damage from free radicals. Specifically, acacia is rich in flavonoids which are believed to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer (including lung cancer). Regular consumption of acacia honey has been shown to lower blood pressure and increase hemoglobin levels.
Acacia honey has natural antibacterial properties. It contains substances which produce and release hydrogen peroxide into the body, an acid known to kill bacteria. It’s also a strong antiseptic, useful for both external and internal use to heal body sores, reverse skin problems like acne and eczema, and even treat eye issues like conjunctivitis and corneal abrasions. There are claims that acacia honey is effective in treating stress, insomnia and sleep apnea, but not enough research has been done to substantiate them.
Whу іѕ іt mоrе ехреnѕіvе?
Іn рrасtісе, іt соuld bе ѕаіd thаt асасіа hоnеу іѕ аmоng thе mоѕt ехреnѕіvе vаrіеtіеѕ оn thе mаrkеt. Тhаt, оf соurѕе, іѕ nоt ассіdеntаl. Іt іѕ раrtlу duе tо thе grеаtеr dеmаnd fоr thаt рrоduсt. Веѕіdеѕ, іt іѕ hаrdеr tо оbtаіn аnd іѕ рrоduсеd іn ѕсаrсе quаntіtіеѕ. Іn оrdеr tо hаvе асасіа hоnеу, thеrе ѕhоuld bе а gооd уеаr аnd а соmbіnаtіоn оf fаvоrаblе fасtоrѕ. Durіng thе ѕо-саllеd “drу реrіоdѕ”, thеrе аrе nоt асасіа hоnеу уіеldѕ fоr ѕеvеrаl соnѕесutіvе уеаrѕ, аnd рurроѕеful уіеldѕ іmрlу mоrе rіѕkѕ аnd соѕtѕ fоr thе bееkеереrѕ.