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Useful properties and contraindications of lime honey


Lime honey takes a worthy place among all varieties of this product. It is distributed throughout Russia. It is used with pleasure because has high taste qualitiesa, has useful properties.

Having once tasted natural lime honey, it cannot be confused with others. Therefore, you can easily identify a fake.

Along with May (Acacia) it is considered high-grade honey.that ensures its popularity among all age categories. It is consumed with tea, water, milk, and just pure.

Taste and color of lime honey

Linden honey has a delicate mint flavor. The taste is pleasant, sometimes with bitterness, but this does not spoil its quality. After its use in the mouth remains a slight tartness and enveloping pleasant aftertaste. Its light color does not interfere with having a bouquet of rich aromas.

Linden honey

It is pale yellow in color.. Therefore, it is sometimes called white honey. Crystallizes four to six months after pumping, depending on storage conditions. After saccharification its structure is coarse-grained, the color becomes almost white.

Ingredients: vitamins and minerals

The composition of linden honey contains less fructose than honeycomb. therefore diabetics can take it only after prior consultation with a doctor. In composition, it is similar to buckwheat:

Water, polysaccharides, sucrose, ash, organic acids other substances25

In the composition of lime honey there are about three hundred minerals and trace elements.

The following main trace elements:

  • Fluorine;
  • Manganese;
  • Zinc;
  • Nickel;
  • Chromium;
  • Copper and others.

Minerals are represented by salts:

  • Gland,
  • Sodium;
  • Yoda;
  • Phosphorus;
  • Calcium;

The presence of essential amino acids (arginine, lysine, histidine, leucine and others) give this grade more value.

Contains in its composition ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamins of group B, vitamin K and E, and others.

Calorie honey. 100 g of the product contains 300 kilocalories.

Useful properties and medical use

Lime honey successfully used in diets, as well as at the entrance to the medical fasting and exit from it. To do this, it is diluted in warm, but not hot water. This variety is useful to use after large loads, because its caloric content helps in the shortest possible time to restore strength. Recommend it is also after injuries and transferred transactions.

Girl eating honey

Linden honey is also useful for a growing body. It is eaten with pleasure and usefulness with tea. In this case, it is recommended to first take a teaspoon of this sweetness, slowly swallow, and after a while drink a portion of tea. It cannot be diluted in boiling water, since the physicochemical structure of the product is disturbed. Because of this, its useful properties are lost.

is he helps against overwork due to brain activity. Bee product soothes the body, so it is useful to use it at night. More than 85% of this product goes directly into the blood, not using insulin for food processing.

Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties are known. Per day is recommended adult eat 100-110 g of linden honey, for children - 25-35 g. Especially useful is honey, eaten on an empty stomach after drinking a glass of water.

Contraindications and harm

Like any other lime honey is recommended to use in limited quantities. Suffering from intolerance to bee products, it is better not to eat it. After analyzing the cause of the allergy, identifying its root and correcting the situation under the supervision of an experienced doctor, it is taken in food in small doses. When used externally, the reaction of the skin is checked by putting honey on the back of the hand.

Contraindications: Do not give lime honey to children up to three years. In addition, diabetics can use it in moderation, determining the dose for themselves individually after consultation with the doctor. A relatively healthy person can eat it, given the high caloric content of this variety.

About honey plant, useful properties of linden

Honey is a linden. This is a deciduous tree that blooms profusely in the month of June-July, depending on the natural and climatic conditions of growth. By itself the color of lime is useful to brew and drink tea from it. This indicates the content in flowers of a large number of substances necessary for the body. One can only imagine how much the coefficient of benefit of a bee product from this honey plant multiplies.

Bee on linden flower

Weather for bees during the collection of nectar is preferable not hot, but not rainy. In calm weather, we observe an amazingly beautiful picture of how hundreds of bees are working around a linden tree, creating music of a bee swarm.

Bees collect nectar from a single honey tree to produce up to 15 kg of honey. With 1 hectare of plantings - about one ton.

Storage conditions

Why store honey under certain conditions? The answer to this question is simple: then, in order to save its useful properties for a longer time. Indeed, at temperatures above 40 degrees and below 35 with a minus sign, they are lost.

Always better fresh, not candied honey. Linden in this respect, "mediocre." By six months after pumping, it crystallizes, even under ideal storage conditions. But this does not mean that the sugared honey is just a sweet product on the table. It continues to contain many nutrients. Best storage temperature in the first half of the year - in the mode of 14-18 degrees of heat, and after crystallization - 5-6 degrees with a plus sign.

Honey in plastic containers

Air humidity preferably kept around 60%. Direct sunlight affects the structure of honey. Under these storage conditions, it retains its beneficial properties of one and a half - two years. During this time, you will be able to enjoy its taste and buy fresh delicacy.

If after half a year the honey is not candied, then you have purchased not natural lime honey.

What are the main diseases treats?

Like all varieties of honey, lime helps with coughing, bronchitis, other diseases of the pulmonary tract. Suffering from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, it will also be useful, because honey restores the intestinal microflora and heals wounds, sores. Therefore, when gastritis it is also taken orally.

Use of honey for colds

Normalization of metabolism, help with eye diseases, neurosis, kidney, heart and liver - for these cases, the use of lime honey will not be superfluous.

Lime honey has long been famous for its aroma, taste and beneficial properties. This is one of the favorite varieties of bee lovers.