Organic Robinia 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. Robinia honey is famous for its medicinal qualities too. This honey rarely crystallises because of its high fructose content. Produced from the nectar of Robinia flowers, this is perhaps one of most sought after honey’s in the world.
Robinia honey and honey in general boasts strong natural antiseptic properties. According to research, the honey is naturally antimicrobial for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it contains hydrogen peroxide, a powerful natural disinfectant. The amount of glucose in each honey variety accounts for the antimicrobial potency. Robinia honey has been found to have anywhere between 22 to 38 g of glucose per 100 g of honey.
Another reason why Robinia honey is a natural antiseptic is because it is acidic, having a low pH of around 3.5. This low pH inhibits the growth of bacteria, hence the reason why eating acacia honey helps treat respiratory infections.
Antioxidant and anticancer potential
Raw, undiluted, unprocessed honey is one of the key ingredients in Father Zago’s anticancer remedy along with Aloe arborescens leaves from plants older than 4-5 years and distillate. It can be theorised the potent polyphenols (ex: gallic acid, flavonoids) in honey, Robinia included, may partly be responsible for such effects. While the diet has not received medical approval, research has shown that antioxidants in general hold inhibitory and anti-proliferative properties and it has been suggested their action can constitute a good prevention and possibly lower cancer risks.
Least allergenic honey
Robinia flowers have been shown to produce less pollen than other types of flowers. This causes Robinia honey to have a low pollen content, hence the reason it is the least likely to cause allergic reactions.
It crystallises very slowly
Unlike other honey types, Robinia honey crystallises very slowly. This means we can keep our jar of honey for almost as long as it takes us to finish it, without having to worry the honey will become hard and unusable. This particular quality that makes Robinia honey more desirable than other varieties is because the honey has a higher fructose content (higher than glucose). Keeping the product at room temperature and lidded should be enough to preserve it well.
Healthy substitute for refined sugar and other sweeteners
If you must sweeten tea, fruity water, waffles, crepes or pancakes, then go for honey, acacia especially. It’s a natural source of sugars, sweet and fragrant, far more nutritious and healthier than plain sugar or artificial sweeteners. It actually contains antioxidants and special enzymes our body digests fairly easily compared to the other options. Moreover, because of its high fructose content (around 45%), it is even recommended for type-2 diabetes sufferers. However, it is important to first talk to your doctor if you have diabetes and want to include acacia honey into your diet.
Being all simple carbohydrates, Robinia honey is a great energising food, recommended for children or anyone recovering from illness, exhaustion or a stressful period. Not only does it give us physical energy, but studies suggest it may also help improve stress and depression symptoms (Potential used of Tualang and Robinia Honey in Ameliorating Stress-Depression Disorder: A Preliminary Study). Its high antioxidant content is partly responsible for such health effects. Moreover, it can help improve appetite and exert tonic properties.
Common uses of Robinia honey
The honey can be used as a sweetener, especially for herbal teas because its flavor does not alter the taste of the infusion. It can be consumed as such, one tablespoon on an empty stomach, 20 to 30 minutes before a meal. This is said to help calm inflammation and irritation of the stomach lining and help with other digestive conditions. Robinia honey is also said to support liver function.
Moreover, its strong antiseptic properties and low moisture but sticky consistency that allows it to adhere to mucous membranes makes it great for a sore throat, calming irritation, improving cough and reducing bacterial load in case of respiratory tract infections located in the throat.
Robinia honey can make a great face mask, illuminating skin and making it soft and clear. Also, sterile bandages from unprocessed, organic, carefully handled honey are currently being developed to decrease wound healing time.
However, it is important to also keep in mind that honey in general is not cheap, Robinia included. Being an organic, natural product, prices are and should be rather high. But if you do see honey that is cheap, then you should think twice before buying it.If the honey is almost as cheap as sugar, than maybe it’s really sugar. While healthy and accessible, Robinia honey is the easiest to fake by using sugar, glucose, corn syrup, starch , etc. So be weary of cheap honey that is not certified because if it’s just sugar, then you eat it for nothing because it doesn’t have any benefits.
Robinia 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. Robinia honey is famous for its medicinal qualities too. This honey rarely crystallises because of its high fructose content. Produced from the nectar of Robinia flowers, this is perhaps one of most sought after honeys in the world.
Robinia honey is one the best types of honey. There are two things that make Robinia honey better than all the others: the fact that it’s the least allergenic of all honey types and its ability to crystallise very slowly. Add its antimicrobial and antiseptic action, low pollen content, healing properties, energising effect and antioxidant action and you have an incredible healthy natural product with a wonderful medicinal action.
We take pride in retaining the unique flavours of our raw honeys through our chemical free, cold press extraction process. This ensures our non-heat treated honeys preserve their natural enzymes and health giving properties.
Our honey is unheated, unpasteurised and unfiltered so all the natural vitamins, enzymes are preserved.
It does not contain any added sugar.
Robinia honey is locally produced in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan region. This honey is obtained from the False Acacia or Black Locust tree (Robinia pseudoacacia).
Taste and color
Very thin, delicate, lively, elegant, flying like a breath of wind, typical Acacia. This is a light-colored or even clear honey, and has a soft, exquisite floral taste, you try thin and tender substance, swallow and a mouth still has a strong sweet floral flavour with hints of vanilla.
Robinia flowers are in loose drooping bunches four to five inches long. Each flower is about an inch long, cream white, nectar bearing, and fragrant.Nectar from these flowers is gathered when the tree blooms anytime between April and May and it continues to bloom for about ten days.