“…a sweet substance produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers, which the bees collect, transform and store in honey combs”
Honey contains vitamins and minerals, sugars, carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids.
Pollen is a main source of protein which also provides fats, minerals, and vitamins. Pollen is collected by worker bees, combined with nectar and stored in honeycomb cells as bee bread
There are two types of honey based on their pollen content: monofloral and multifloral.
The pollen is identified by:
The quality of honey is based mainly on its Chemical and Physical properties. Testing honey samples can tell you valuable information about the quality and authenticity of the honey. Testing can also compare local honey samples to those around the world.
The important properties of honey which are tested, and the reasons for their testing are:
Controls fermentation/Prolongs shelf life
Controls growth of bacteria
Classify the colour of honey
Health benefits of honey/Superfood