Forest honey – What is forest honey (kattu then)?
Forest honey – What is foresthoney (kattu then)?
Forest honey (Kattu then – van then) Bees make honey from the nectar that they collect from flowers, other plant saps and honeydew are used to a minor extent. This honey colour, aroma and consistency of honey all depend upon which flowers the bees have been foraging. Forager honeybees are always female worker bees. The queen bee and drone bees never forage for food.
Foresthoney health benefits and properties
It contains high concentration of minerals,it does not crystallize due to its lower glucose content. .It is very dark colour and strong flavor with woody taste very less aroma
Honey – As food for humans
Honey is a useful source of high-carbohydrate food, and usually contains a rich diversity of minor constituents (minerals, proteins, vitamins and others), adding nutritional variety to human diets.
As a medicine or tonic
In many countries, honey is regarded more as a medicine or special tonic, rather than as an every-day food. Honey does have medicinal properties that are acknowledged increasingly by modern medicine.
Honey is widely used as a source of sugars for making honey wines and beers, and in the manufacture of many secondary products: breakfast cereals, bakery goods, and a multitude of other value-added products.
Honey in trade criteria
Honey is natural product produced by different bees in widely differing vegetation zones and climates worldwide. It is not simple commodity,it is a product that is harvested and marketed in nearly every country and marketed globally. The issue of world honey market is contamination of honeys with residues of medicines
How to store honey?
Honey is best stored in clean,dry buckets with tight fitting lids. As long as it is kept away from heat,it can be stored this way until it is packages for consumption or sale