Chestnut honey is effective as it is a natural antibiotic against asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath and cough. It is very rich in antioxidants. It acts as a shield against cancer. It is beneficial against mouth sores and aphthae. Chestnut honey gives strength, strength and vitality to the body and removes fatigue and fatigue. It is claimed to relieve aches and pains in any part of the body. It has an accelerating effect on blood circulation. In this way, it provides blood flow, prevents blockages, coagulation and arteriosclerosis. It is known to be good against constipation. It also has an appetite-stimulating and blood sugar-boosting feature.
· What is Chestnut Honey?
It consists of honey sap that bees collect from chestnut tree flowers. Chestnut honey is mostly found in Kastamonu, Rize, Artvin and Bursa provinces where there are chestnut trees. Chestnut honey, which is dark in color and in consistency, tastes slightly bitter. Chestnut honey mainly contains flower essence and pollen.
Honey begins to be formed in the summer when the chestnut trees first bloom. Since bees only take chestnut tree nectar in June, chestnut honey is different from other honey in terms of its quality. With this feature, it is in the monofloral honey category. It is one of the valuable honey species since it can be produced less than other flower honeys.
· How to Understand Real and Quality Chestnut Honey?
If it is fluid, intense in consistency, bitter and chestnut when tasted, it is chestnut honey. Anavarza chestnut honey is lighter in color. It consists of chestnut flowers taken from trees grown in Düzce, Yalova, Kastamonu region. It has 100% zero sugar content. Chestnut honey, which is usually dark in color, causes some manufacturers to abuse it by adding chemicals to provide this color.
The most reliable way to buy honey is to know the laboratory analysis and to obtain honey from reliable and referenced honey producers. The other name of chestnut honey is bitter honey among the people due to the bitter taste it leaves in the mouth. Since the fructose ratio is higher than the glucose ratio, the sugaring rate is less. If the honey goes through heat treatment, it loses its organic character.
It is energizing due to its high fructose content and it is preferred in the nutrition of athletes and children. It is sufficient to consume half a tablespoon before breakfast in the morning. It is beneficial for asthma, rheumatism and oral wounds. It is appetizing and balances blood sugar. It is also beneficial for the digestive system and circulatory system. We can consume chestnut honey directly or dissolve it in warm water.