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Organic Honey


Honey is a food produced by bees. These, resting on the flowers, use nectar and honeydew, creating a mixture composed of simple sugars, namely glucose and fructose. A food rich in many properties, honey is even healthier and tastier if it is "organic". But what is meant by this term? If bees produce honey from flowers, is the substance not already organic? The questions are legitimate, because in fact, honey, being produced without human intervention, can certainly be called "organic". The one labeled as such is also certified and sold as high quality honey. To be classified and sold as organic, honey must first be made from flowers that are part of organic crops or crops that do not suffer the negative effects of pollution. The selection of organic honey is therefore very delicate, because it must be done by humans, who should theoretically understand which flowers bees are placed on. The latter can in some cases stay away from flowers that are present in areas where there are factories or landfills, but more often than not, organic honey is obtained from flowers that are grown without the use of herbicides, fungicides or chemical fertilizers. This food must not undergo any mechanical manipulation, such as pasteurization, mixing and microfiltration, procedures which serve to preserve the product for a long time and prevent its crystallization, but which disperse the active substances. Organic honey must also contain organic wax. This substance, produced in the nest of bees, preserves for at least ten years the residues of toxic substances present in plants. Therefore, organic honey is healthier for human consumption because it lacks substances that can cause allergies or liver toxicity. Organic honey can be obtained from various plant flowers and generally coincides with the famous honeys sold daily at the supermarket, namely acacia, orange, millefiori and eucalyptus. Organic honey preserves the active ingredients of the plants from which it is produced. The properties of honey are, therefore, the same as those of the plants from which it is obtained: energizers, sedatives, decongestants, immunostimulants and so on. The simple sugars of honey are easily digestible and assimilable by the liver, which breaks them down easily without tiring themselves. Organic honey is suitable for those who carry out physical and mental activity, while precautions must be followed by those suffering from diabetes.