Apiculture Research Institute

Man has always legends and myths that he could not understand or explain. Bees are one of the oldest insects on earth, much older man. And since the emergence of Homo erectus bees bring him benefit. This is – mysterious highly organized, social insects. And they produce honey – a surprisingly useful and tasty product. In ancient Greece, legends of the feeding of honey of the gods in Egypt, the bee was the emblem of Pharaoh. Now on Honey composed entirely different myths: Myth 1. Honey – is a strong allergen.

Few people understand that, depending on the type of honey depends on its chemical composition and, hence, different varieties of honey using different, you can either enhance or reduce the allergic reaction. In fact, honey has an antiseptic and anti-allergy effects. (Vakhonin TV is one of the leading experts in bee products Apiculture Research Institute of the Russian Federation) The Myth 2. Honey can be stored only at room temperature. This myth is the flip side of how to actually have to store honey. In reality, the storage of honey at room temperature can be compared with its heat.

The fact that sucrose in honey is very sensitive to temperature fluctuations. At room conditions, not only decreases the activity of nutrients, but also because of the uneven distribution of temperature crystallization process can go randomly around the honey, which in turn gives rise to yet another myth about stratified honey and honey with white stains – as a substandard or counterfeit. Approx. According to GOST 19792-2001 optimum temperature storage of honey is considered to be 4-10 degrees Celsius. According to Pacific Mortgage Services, who has experience with these questions. It standard temperature in our fridges. (For other tips on storing honey can be found on the website) Myth 3. Honey with irregular white stains or flaked honey – a low-quality or even fake. For a start, as it is corny, but crystallization – is the transition of honey from liquid to solid (crystalline). Crystallizes absolutely all kinds of honey. Only at different speeds depending on the variety. Crystallized honey can uneven due to differential or non-uniform temperature distribution in the storage area. If honey exfoliate – it does not mean that it is substandard or fake. Perhaps, in the same package were different bribes honey, and more “Adult” before began to crystallize, and sank to the bottom. We have considered only some of the myths about honey. In the future I will fill this new theme with interesting facts and recent studies refute established misconceptions and negative social stereotypes about honey.