A guide to the varieties of honey


Summer months are the harvest time for honey of different varieties, tastes and aromas. Each honey is very beneficial and can help treat many diseases and symptoms. The price of honey varies from the “elite” of the apiary, where the nectar of the bees is collected, from the type of plants from which the pollen was collected, for example, buckwheat honey will cost more, and flower honey, which is available all summer, is much cheaper. What is honey and is it worth chasing rare varieties.

Each type of honey differs not only in taste, color, consistency, but also in composition, and it already depends on which problem it will help to cope with.

Honey collected from the flowers of one type of plant is called monofloral, from the collection of several plants – polyfloral. Polyfloral honey also has its own differences – it is collected from fields, from mountain flowers, in the forest.


Acacia honey is useful for nervous disorders, insomnia has a calming effect. It is very aromatic and delicate in taste.

Buckwheat honey is indicated for anemia, as it contains a lot of iron. This type of honey is used for vitamin deficiencies and vascular diseases. Buckwheat honey has a very aromatic and unusual taste.

Donnikovy honey is a diuretic, indicated for a wet cough, improves blood circulation, relieves pain. It is white in color, vanilla-delicate in taste.

Field honey perfectly soothes and helps with coughs, as well as insomnia and frequent headaches.

Hawthorn honey is useful for cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, thyroid diseases. It tastes a little bitter.

May honey will relieve pain and inflammation, it is the most popular among lovers of alternative medicine.

Clover honey is useful as an additional therapy in the treatment of colds, especially with complications in the lungs. It is almost transparent in consistency and has a mild taste.

Forest honey is useful for respiratory diseases, but it can cause severe allergies, so you should start your acquaintance with it with small doses.

Lime honey is also indicated for colds, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, it is able to normalize digestion, and also have a beneficial effect on the kidneys and gallbladder.

Meadow honey has antimicrobial properties, and also strengthens the immune system well.

Sunflower honey should be eaten for flu, colds, liver disease and neurological disorders.

Mountain honey, although bitter in taste, is the purest type of honey, so you should not ignore it.

Kashtanovыy honey will strengthen the heart and blood vessels, it can also be used by people with diabetes.

Mustard honey will soothe stomach inflammations, relieve swelling from joints and heal the skin.

Rapeseed honey is indicated for pneumonia, asthmatic attacks, it does not cause allergies, so it can be used even by children. Moreover, it tastes sugary and sweet, which will bribe even the smallest gourmet.

Crimson honey is very fragrant with a golden tint, it is indicated for women and people suffering from respiratory diseases.

Natural honey

Natural honey always has a pronounced taste and strong aroma. In terms of composition, honey contains 13-23 grams of water, 0 grams of fats and proteins, 82,4 grams of carbohydrates (fructose, glucose and sucrose), as well as vitamins E, K, C, B, A, folic acid, pantothenic acid. Honey contains such trace elements – calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sodium.

The consistency of freshly pumped honey is liquid, of varying degrees of density. Over time, any honey crystallizes, some faster, some in 2-3 months. However, it does not lose its beneficial properties.

Artificial honey

This honey is made from beet and cane sugar, corn, watermelon juice, melon. It is not fragrant and contains no beneficial enzymes. This honey contains a very small amount of natural aroma, as well as dyes – tea or saffron broth.

Sugar honey

It is considered a fake, while it is found on the market quite often. It is made from ordinary sugar syrup with the addition of honey and tea decoction. Such honey can cause poisoning.

You can distinguish natural honey from fake honey by dropping a piece of bread into it. Natural honey contains little water, and the crumb will not get wet. Natural honey can be “screwed on a spoon”, artificial honey is not. These are the simplest and most affordable ways.

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