Selection of fantastic acacia honeys from small beekeepers.
Our raw Acacia honey
Benefits and properties
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Summary: Acacia honey is a unique honey because of its pleasant aroma and its unique characteristics. Moreover, it is very clear and takes a long time to crystallise. It also stands out for its beneficial properties. In addition, this is another of the honeys available in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid.
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1. Our raw Acacia honey
Firstly, we show the characteristics of the acacia honey:
This honey has a very light yellow color, and becomes white when it crystallizes.
Photo 1: Colour range of acacia honey.
In mouth, a very sweet and delicious flavor is appreciated, with subtle aromas, that are very characteristic of this flower.
c) Acacia tree
The tree of Acacia, the “robinia pseudoancia” in its scientific name, reaches between 15 and 25 meters high and is found in many countries. In Europe we find large plantations in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Ukraine.
Video 1: acacia flowers
d) Flowering and harvesting
Acacia flowers all year round, but hatches most in May and June. Therefore, it is one of the honeys that are harvested earlier.
Subsequently, the majority pollen you will find comes from acacia, Robinia pseudoacacia in its scientific name. Moreover. you will also find less pollen from other meadow fabaceae, asteraceae and some lamiaceae.
Photo 2: Acacia pollen under the microscope
Acacia honey tends to take a long time to crystallise, so it is usually always liquid. In spring, however, it may be solidified.
g) Useful life
Useful life refers to the time when the honey may lose some of its properties. Therefore, after two years it could exceed 40 mg/Kg of MHF.
h) Destination population
Acacia honey is aimed at all audiences except children under 2 years.
2. Benefits and properties
This honey, one of the most valued honeys on the market, has the following properties. Moreover, these properties are obtained from popular wisdom, the knowledge of beekeepers and scientific articles.
In this case, the properties of acacia honey are obtained from a scientific article written in 2016 in the journal Frontiers of Bioscience’. This article by a Nigerian university gives the honey the following properties:
Antioxidant and regulator of the immune system: Due to components contributed by the nectar of acacia.
Helps reduce cancer cells
It improves memory: they also discovered an improvement in the ability to memorize, in the people who habitually consumed this honey, as well as to reduce the risks of suffering Alzheimer’s disease.
More properties for other less common diseases.
In conclusion, consuming acacia honey is a fantastic way to sweeten different dishes, while taking advantage of a natural and beneficial product.
Ideal honey for those looking for a soft honey with subtle and delicate aroma. As it is very soft and always liquid, it is very appreciated by children, because it mixes much better with desserts such as yogurts.
Furthermore, famous chefs use this honey to make dressings in salads with goat cheese and smoked.
Honey of acacia takes a long time to crystallize, so you will almost always find it liquid even if it is not pasteurized. When it crystallizes, it does so with a very fine grain size.
In Spain there are no important plantations to obtain honey from Acacia, so everything comes from abroad. However, we obtain this honey from the following beekeepers:
Como Una Reina
Tabla 1: Our beekeepers
In short, our importers are serious people who only import quality honey. They work with well-known wholesalers, and the honey has been analyzed before it is imported, to make sure it is quality raw, year-round and not adulterated.
a) Acacia honey from Romania
The large plantations of acacia in Europe come mainly from Romania. But in other European countries there are also Croatia and Poland.
Also, this honey can be easily found in Lidl and Mercadona. However, the acacia honey that we bring, unlike the latter, is of higher quality. However, large supermarkets always go for the price and the quality is quite low.
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In addition, we show you a chemical analysis of Antonio Simon’s ecologic acacia honey carried out in 2019. Probably., the cards will be updated every year.
Limit parameters that can have the honey of thousand ecological flowers of Antonio Simón
Colour (mm Pfund) Maximum 35
Humidity (%). Maximum 18
Fructose + glucose: Minimum 60
Sucrose: Maximum 10
Electrical conductivity (mS/cm): minimum 0.3
Free acidity (meq/kg): Maximum 50
HMF (mg/Kg = ppm): Maximum 40
Diastasas (Schade Units): Minimum: 8
Special parameters (index F/G): Minimum 1.5
Tabla 2: características químicas de la miel de Antonio Simón
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