It is formed from the sweet and sticky secretion of tiny insects that feed on leaves and needles of trees. Transparent droplets appear on coniferous trees (spruce, fir, pine or larch) or deciduous trees (birch, oak, maple, willow or hawthorn), are then collected by bees and the process of honey formation begins. Honeydew appears in summer, but unfortunately not every year, so there are times when it is difficult to find honeydew honey. Thanks to this unique source of “material” for honey, it ultimately contains a large dose of potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus or manganese and rare bio-elements such as silver, tin, molybdenum and vanadium. It also contains enzymes, amino acids and vitamins A, C, B2, B6, PP and K.
Honeydew honey has a very wide medicinal use. It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and antibacterial effects. It is extremely helpful in prevention and treatment of respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal tract diseases, cardiovascular conditions and even neurosis. It is very effective as a reinforcement during periods of convalescence and in the cases of anemia and when working in harmful conditions. Honeydew honey is also a very good remedy for insomnia and anxiety. Apart from its medicinal uses, it is also useful as a cosmetic – it softens and smoothes the skin and restores its natural glow. Moreover, it soothes irritated and sensitive skin and has a brightening effect, making the skin look more radiant and rested.
Honeydew honey has an intense, resinous aroma and flavor, and its color varies from dark golden through brown to very deep dark.
Real honey undergoes crystallization. This process occurs completely naturally and usually unevenly from a week to even a year. After the crystallization, honey does not lose its properties. It can be restored to its liquid form by heating it very slowly to a maximum temperature of 40 °C.
Every product, including those of natural origin, may cause an allergic reaction. People who are allergic to bee products and those suffering from diabetes should be cautious when using not only honey but also other bee products – consumption of large amounts of honey may lead to sugar level fluctuations.
The product should be stored in a dry and cool place.
POLISH PRODUCT. Harvested in a small apiary in the region of Nowy Sącz. By purchasing Polish honey you support the beekeepers in running their apiaries and you ensure bees care.