What is Acacia?
The Arabic Gum tree (Acacia nilotica), locally known as “Kiker”, is common tree in many parts of Pakistan. Acacia are being used for a variety of purposes. It has a long history in civilizations as ancient as the Egyptians and the aboriginal tribes of Australia. Acacia trees parts & flowers have been used in variety of herbal & Ayurvedic medicines for centuries.
Source = Acacia Flowers
Color / Appearance = Light Golden to golden
Benefits of Acacia Honey
Acacia honey is used for its antiseptic, healing and antimicrobial properties, low pollen content, and its natural antioxidants.
Acacia honey is quite unique in the world of honey. To start with, it is low in sucrose content and a high fructose. This makes it a better choice for those who might be sensitive to sugar. Acacia honey is famous for its medicinal qualities too.
There are actually over 300 types of honey in the world. Acacia honey is one that comes from the black locust or false acacia tree. This is a light-colored or even clear honey, and has a mild but sweet taste. Acacia honey has a delicate flavor that has hints of vanilla. Produced from the nectar of thee acacia flower, this s perhaps one of most sought after honeys in the world.
It can be used in the same way as any other honey, stirred into beverages or used in baking. Because acacia honey is so pure, it has a lightly sweet, mildly floral flavor that doesn’t overtake other flavors, making it a nutritious sweetening option.
Acacia honey shares all the usual health benefits of other honeys, but it also has some unique properties of its own. Here are some of the best know:
Like other forms of honey, Acacia also has naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide. This protects us against infections and reduces the immune system’s strain. Hence one who eats acacia regularly will have an empowered immune system which can easily resist all kinds of common diseases.
Honey is rich in antioxidants which can reduce the negative results of oxidative stress. This process also lowers the speed of cellular mutation to keep chronic diseases at bay.
The honey is rich in minerals including iron, zinc, calcium, copper and vitamin C. There are many antioxidants present in honey which can improve the appearance of your skin by treating scars, blemishes and burn signs
Acacia flowers have been shown to produce less pollen than other types of flowers that bees produce honey from. This causes acacia honey to have a low pollen content, hence the reason it is the least likely to cause allergic reactions. However, people with multiple pollen allergies are advised to avoid any source of pollen until they have a skin prick test to see which pollen, they are actually allergic to. Although the number of allergic reactions to acacia honey is considerably lower compared to the number of allergic reactions to other types of honey, it is still possible to be allergic to this particular type.
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