Acacia honey stands out from the other types of honey an impressive flavor . And though it is the most demanded variety on the market and is classified as “the best honey” by the mass consumer, it is wrong to consider it as the best and most useful. There are over 300 different types of honey, depending on the plants from which bees collect nectar, as each type has its own distinguishing features and advantages.
As a matter of fact, there is no bad quality honey (if natural), as well as it is hard to single out the best variety, yet it’s true that acacia honey is the most preferred type.
It crystallyzes slowly, 1-2 years after being extracted
Its capacity to remain in a liquid state for a long time, combined with its light color, gives it a great commercial appearance and leads to an irresistible desire to dip your finger right into the acacia honey jar if placed among other varieties.
Its color depends on whether it has been collected from white (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) or yellow acacia (Caragana arborescens Lam), as yellow acacia honey is light yellow, whereas that coming from white acacia is lighter, almost transparent.
Apart from its appearance, acacia honey stands out with a number of other characteristics.
It is readily absorbed by the body. Since it is much richer in fruit sugar than other varieties, it has a low glycemic index (does not burden the pancreas) and is quite suitable for people suffering from diabetes (type II).
Due to its low pollen content, no allergic reactions are caused.
People usually associate its healing properties with “cough suppressant” and “good antiseptic,” but in practice its activity spectrum is much wider
When consumed regularly, acacia honey leads to blood pressure normalization and blood composition balance, increasing the level of hemoglobin
Sleep is improved. It has calming effect and is beneficial upon stress, nervous tension and mental disorders. Acacia honey also stimulates brain activity and is quite suitable for those who labor intellectually (and physically, in this line of thought, as it facilitates faster recovery). It energizes the body.
It is used in the treatment of ophthalmic diseases and conjunctivitis. Because of its strong antiseptic effect, it is also applied in cases of eczema, sores, skin problems, neurodermatitis, diseases of the oral cavity.
Acacia honey purifies the liver. It acts as a diuretic and antimicrobial agent, and is often defined as a natural antibiotic.
It is beneficial in cases of bronchial asthma and is also used for the treatment of rhinitis, bronchitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, etc
In practice, it could be said that acacia honey is among the most expensive varieties on the market. That, of course, is not accidental.
It is partly due to the greater demand for that product. Besides, it is harder to obtain and is produced in scarce quantities. In order to have acacia honey, there should be a good year and a combination of favorable factors. During the so-called “dry periods”, there are not acacia honey yields for several consecutive years, and purposeful yields imply more risks and costs for the beekeepers