Tipos de miel

types of honey

Have you ever thought what kind of honey is the best?

Being a 100% natural product, honey comes in different textures, colors and flavors that depend on a series of factors that determine these characteristics to classify the types of honey.

Bees produce honey by collecting nectar from flowers mixed with their secretions, storing it and providing it with optimal moisture for its maturation.

However, elements such as height, species of bees, types of flowers, surrounding vegetation, other insects, climate, etc.; influence honey production. Knowing the types of honey allows us to identify them and select the one we like best.

Types of honey and their characteristics

In addition to the factors mentioned, there are others that determine the type of honey, such as the seasons of the year. The secretions and specific enzymes of each species of bees and the way of storing the honey that each variety has also influence.

Honey of flowers

The greatest influence on honey is the flowers from which the bees have extracted the nectar for its preparation, since these are the ones that determine its texture, flavor and color. Flower honeys are thick and transparent, although the intensity of the yellow varies, some more reddish than others.

Flower honey can be multifloral, produced with the nectar of different flowers and in different proportions; and the monofloral ones, whose composition is based on a particular flower.

mountain honey

Mountain honey is the result of the natural mixture of nectar from flowers, wild vegetation and honeydew, which is obtained from hazel, chestnut, holm oak, pine, oak trees, etc.

The hives of this honey are found at higher altitudes, where the trees from which they extract the different nectars are located.

manuka honey

Manuka honey is one of the most expensive in the world (from $150 and up to $450 per kilo for the most concentrated) due to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antioxidant properties.

This honey comes from the nectar of the Leptospermum scoparium, a shrub that grows wild in parts of Australia and New Zealand.

forest honey

Forest honey is produced from the sugars contained in the leaves of trees such as cork oaks, chestnut trees, holm oaks and oaks, from the flowers that live in the area, as well as from the secretions of the insects that extract the sap from these tree species, such as aphids.

Forest honey is an intense amber colour, with the aroma of flowers and a very sweet taste.

Honey with Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is made by bees to feed the queen and the larvae in their first days of life. It is a bitter, creamy, whitish substance that is produced in the heads of the youngest worker bees and mixed with their stomach secretions.

Honey with royal jelly is excellent for children and adults who cannot tolerate the intense bitterness of pure royal jelly. This combination has properties that benefit the immune system, control blood pressure, etc. It contains vitamins A, B, C and E, minerals such as calcium, iron and phosphorus.

honey with propolis

Propolis or propolis is a waxy resin made by bees from the resins of various trees that are born in the wild and used in the lining and protection of the hive.

This substance is made up of oils, wax, pollen and phenolic acids, compounds that are attributed antioxidant properties that help prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Honey with propolis has a double benefit for the body, since all the qualities of propolis are added to the properties of honey, which are: analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, among others.

heather honey

Sourced from heather flowers ( Calluna Vulgaris ), heather honey has antiseptic and diuretic properties; It has been used especially in the treatment of urinary infections, as well as sedative and astringent.

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