Alfalfa is mainly cultivated in different parts of Iran (especially the southern and central parts). This plant is actually one of the types of legumes in the same family of chickpeas and beans. In the past, alfalfa was grown only for animal feed. But now, due to the nutrients in it, it is also consumed in food. This plant is also a strong source of pollen and nectar for bees.
Despite expressing the properties of different honeys, less attention has been paid to the properties of alfalfa honey. The reason less attention is paid to alfalfa honey than other honeys is that it is more difficult for bees to pollinate alfalfa flowers. This forces the bees to spend more time with each alfalfa plant. So in the end, they collect less nectar and pollen to turn it into honey.
Why should you use alfalfa honey?
There are several reasons why this type of honey is a good choice for you and your family. This honey has a sweet and good natural taste and also has a very pleasant aroma. If you are trying to improve your health or strengthen your immune system, this honey will be one of your choices.
What are the properties of alfalfa honey?
Much research has been done on different types of honey. Scientists have found that alfalfa honey contains a type of sugar that is good for the human body. Because this sugar helps regulate blood glucose levels. Because it regulates your blood sugar, it can help control your appetite, which ultimately leads to weight loss.
When you realize that this honey contains at least three main ingredients, its benefits increase. 1. The pollen in it with golden amber color and strong aroma, has many fans. 2. The honey in it provides the moisture and glucose energy the body needs. 3. The moisture in it helps maintain saliva secretion and also contains some minerals that are important for the skin and hair.
There are a few other interesting facts about alfalfa honey that you may be interested in. For example, although it is very low in calories, it contains healthy carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Studies have shown that it contains antioxidants that are important for your overall health. It has even been shown to lower cholesterol. Researchers believe that this product may help prevent colon cancer. Alfalfa honey is one of the richest natural anti-cancer resources in nature.
Properties of alfalfa honey
Almost every list of honey’s health benefits begins with its antioxidant properties. Alfalfa honey contains a large number of flavonoids that are quite effective in combating free radical damage in the body. Free radicals are linked to a wide range of medical issues, from heart and brain diseases to cancer and even cataracts. Although many of the health benefits of honey have not been proven by research, there is no question about the importance of antioxidants in general and flavonoids in particular.
Alfalfa honey has antibacterial properties. Experiments have shown that it prevents the growth of harmful bacteria that cause acne, ulcers, diarrhea and stomach ulcers. Experiments have shown that this product kills bacteria without damaging healthy cells. This honey has been proven to be a powerful disinfectant.
Properties of alfalfa honey according to doctors
Here is more information about the properties of alfalfa honey that natural health doctors have found:
Antibacterial properties: Alfalfa honey contains large amounts of acidic hydrogen peroxide. This substance is the natural enemy of many bacteria. It is dense and low in moisture, which prevents the growth of bacteria in the body. Evidence suggests that alfalfa honey is also effective as a topical treatment for wounds due to its antibacterial power.
Probiotic activity: Although alfalfa honey is not a natural probiotic, it contains many of the nutrients needed to grow and multiply beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract that promote intestinal health.
Important nutrients: Alfalfa honey contains a number of vitamins and minerals important for overall health that allow you to boost energy when consumed.
This honey contains calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium and vitamins A, C, D, E, B6, B12 and K in terms of variety of minerals. As a result, it is a good dietary supplement that is very useful at certain times.
Other claimed benefits: Many nature lovers suggest that alfalfa honey be included in the diet to lower cholesterol, fight the effects of anemia, calm the nerves, reduce fever and suppress appetite.
Closing and crystallization of alfalfa honey
You will find that alfalfa honey crystallizes very quickly when stored. Even when stored at room temperature and protected from moisture. This is because it has a relatively high amount of glucose compared to fructose. The water in the glucose is likely to leak out of the solution to form turbid crystals. This also makes many people mistakenly think that honey is of poor quality. While most types of natural and original honey are crystallized (Ross) all over the world. Only industrial honeys that have been given very high heat in the production process do not crystallize. Unfortunately, this type of honey is of no use if it is not harmful!
Almost all types of honey are good for you! Alfalfa honey is one of the most important honeys for a healthy diet.