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Being a trusted organization, actively involved in processing and offering the highest quality Sunflower Honey to clients. This type of honey has very captivating golden yellow colour along with PF scale 35 to 85 mm. Known for very pleasant flavor and enjoyable aroma, it reminiscent of the Sunflower blossom. Obtained from the best sunflowers at our own farms, this is processed by competent team members with the help of ultra-modern equipments and advanced method. We offer Sunflower Honey to clients in secured containers at budget-friendly prices.
Properties and Benefits of Sunflower Honey:
The bees can make honey from flower and nectar. This is applicable for sunflower, an abundantly found flower which is known for its oil-rich seeds which are a healthy source of sunflower oil. Honey obtained from sunflower crystallizes easily but this attribute does not affect its qualities. In fact, it is nutritious and rich in minerals and amino acids exhibiting energizing, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties.
This honey is helpful in digestive health and also helps in healing the wound and faster recovery from respiratory tract problems. Its unique combination, primarily high pollen content known for health benefits make this honey healthy and most sought after. It is also beneficial in various health issues ranging from cough, sore throat, constipation, gastritis, acne etc.
Sunflower honey benefits
Sunflower is yellow in color or golden to golden orange. The bright yellow color remains the same even after crystallization and takes slightly delicate beige color. This honey crystallizes in a shorter period of time. The estimated duration of crystallization is between 20 days to 2 months post harvest or extraction. Solidified honey is not less healthy than its original form since it is still rich in nutrients. Heating caused loss of beneficial properties.
Sunflower honey is light in taste just like acacia honey. It is slightly heavy and oily, which is because of its thick consistency and it is derived from oilseed plant. Therefore, it has some elements which influence smell and taste like amino acids. With medium taste intensity, this has basic taste which is sugary and moderately heavy with a light oily fragrance. Lack of floral fruity flavors makes it unique and savory. It tastes best with whole grain bread or rye bread.
As compared to other varieties of honey, it crystallizes within two weeks to three months. This process enhances its beneficial properties, it is believed that the healthy elements of the sunflower honey are absorbed effectively is crystallized honey is kept under the tongue. The salivary gland slowly breaks it down and allows easy absorption.
It is healthy and contains amino acids, natural enzymes, minerals along with beneficial elements. Some of the significant characteristics and benefits of raw or unprocessed honey are:
Strong natural antibacterial- it contains hydrogen peroxide which is a natural antibacterial agent formed from the interaction of glucose and enzymes secreted by bees. This glucose oxidase along with the pH of honey with low moisture content constitutes antibacterial effects. For these properties, natural honey is widely used for wound dressings to improve the healing time.
Beneficial for respiratory tract infections- honey is known for relieving respiratory infections like flu and common cold. Its thick consistency helps in improving the throat lining, by creating a protective layer which reduces inflammation and heal the membrane mucous.
This also has relaxing effect on throat and aids in restricting the growth of bacteria but after crystallization it works great with tea. The tea should be allowed to cool down prior to adding honey as heating may cause loss of beneficial properties. Lemon juice with sunflower honey is a good natural expectorant.
Soothing on stomach- it is beneficial for soothing an upset stomach if consumed on empty stomach in morning. Honey is used as a natural remedy for gastritis and aids in the improvement of condition by relieving the stomach lining.
Energizing and nutritious- Sugar content imparts energizing properties to sunflower honey but presence of enzymes, amino acids and dietary minerals makes it more nutritious. Although present in small quantities, these increase the nutritional value of honey.
Boasts antioxidant properties- The role antioxidants in sunflower honey are to ensure protection to cells against free radicals, harmful reactive oxygen molecules. These can cause damage to cells, encourage development of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and trigger inflammatory reactions.
Great for skin care- Sunflower honey is best for skin before it crystallizes. It can be used on clean face and then washed with water which gives both cleansing and nourishing effect on skin. Its antibacterial function helps in the reduction of bacteria in skin and prevents acne. It can also be used for exfoliation after it is crystallized.
Immune-boosting effect- high pollen content makes it good for immunity. The pollen content may be 30% or more depending upon the batch, brand and other factors. Pollen improves immune system naturally and in treating various infections.
Other uses- It also helps in relieving constipation.
Sunflower honey and allergies- The pollen content can cause allergic reactions in some individuals who are allergic to sunflower pollen, honey bee secretions which contributes in making the honey or other allergens. Usually pollen is an effective element which aids in strengthening the immune system and response.
However, immune system of every individual is not the same and it tends to react towards pollen which acts as a threatening pathogens and causes mild or severe allergy reaction. It is advisable to seek immediate medical help once any such symptoms are experienced. If you are unsure about any allergic reaction of honey and are allergic to pollens then it is suggested to take an allergy test just to confirm it.
Conclusion- This honey crystallizes soon and possesses a unique and oily taste but at the same time it is nutritious also. It is beneficial in respiratory infections, digestive problems, skin issues and increases immunity. Unless there is a possible allergic reaction to raw, unheated, unprocessed or unfiltered sunflower honey, it is considered as a great food with various health benefits.