Zabrus honey: what it is, benefits and harms, composition and where to use

Zabrus honey: what it is, benefits and harms, composition and where to use

Zabrusov is called honey, which is the first to flow after cutting seals from honeycombs. It is located immediately under the wax cap and does not go through the pumping stage. It contains additional inclusions and is considered the most valuable. It is characterized by a wide range of medicinal properties, a rich vitamin and mineral composition, and high organoleptic characteristics. But the bee product has contraindications, the neglect of which will cause serious harm to he alth.

What kind of honey is called barnyard honey?

Zabrus honey and zabrus are different things and should be mentioned first. You need to be able to see the difference between them, which is as follows:

  • zabrus is a wax cap, the thickness of which is no more than 1-2 millimeters;
  • brown honey is a beekeeping product that is located immediately below the wax seal in each comb.

To get the maximum amount of useful and tasty substance, after unpacking the honeycombs, beekeepers leave wax seals in a vertical position for some time. The main characteristics of cast honey:

  • very sweet taste;
  • intense honey aroma;
  • light yellow or brown;
  • heterogeneous consistency containing particles of other bee products.

The honey crystallization phase starts about 2 weeks after harvest, but can take up to a year.

Composition and calorie content

Honey collected from zabrus cannot be considered a separate variety of bee products. Rather, it is a useful residual substance that is formed as a result of the life of bees. Its composition is very rich - both physical and chemical. If you consider and try the mass, you can feel the presence of additional particles in it:

  • propolis;
  • wax;
  • bee bread;
  • pollen.

If we talk about the chemical formula of the product, then it is formed:

  • phytohormones;
  • sugars (fructose, sucrose, glucose, m altose, isom altose and other elements);
  • enzymes;
  • amino acids;
  • sodium;
  • potassium;
  • calcium;
  • magnesium;
  • phosphorus;
  • selenium;
  • grey;
  • zinc;
  • boron;
  • manganese;
  • fluorine;
  • iron;
  • copper;
  • chrome.

From the vitamins in the composition of the product are present:

  • retinol;
  • thiamine;
  • riboflavin;
  • vitamin B3;
  • pantothenic acid;
  • pyridoxine;
  • ascorbic acid;
  • tocopherol;
  • vitamins H, K;
  • folic acid.

Honey is rich in organic acids, flavonoids, alkaloids, natural aromatic elements and phytoncides. It is difficult to name the exact calorie content of sweets, since it depends on which honey plant pollen prevails in the composition.

But, on average, it is 320 kilocalories per 100 grams of bee product.

Useful properties of honey

The benefits of zabrus honey have been known for centuries.

This substance is used in alternative medicine in the treatment of even serious illnesses. And all thanks to his ability:

  • reduce bad cholesterol;
  • strengthen immunity;
  • increase hemoglobin in the blood;
  • accelerate the process of cell renewal;
  • intensify wound healing;
  • increase visual acuity;
  • regulate metabolic processes;
  • relieve inflammation;
  • destroy pathogenic microflora, providing antiviral, antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial action;
  • remove puffiness on the body;
  • normalize appetite;
  • regulate blood pressure.

The product of beekeeping is used for various diseases, which is not surprising. After all, it has an impressive list of therapeutic properties, and on its basis truly unique and highly effective therapeutic agents are made. In some cases, zabruska honey can even replace pharmaceutical preparations.

Where is it used?

Bee product used in:

  • cooking;
  • folk medicine;
  • home cosmetology.

But most often this type of bee product comes in handy for medicinal purposes. It is used for treatment:

  • tonsillitis;
  • pharyngitis;
  • colds;
  • bronchitis;
  • tracheitis;
  • joint pain;
  • rheumatism;
  • inflammatory dermatological diseases;
  • cardiovascular disorders;
  • pneumonia;
  • pleurisy;
  • laryngitis;
  • angina;
  • ear disease;
  • ophthalmic pathologies.

Honey is also suitable for the prevention of most of the above diseases. After all, its main feature is the ability to enhance the protective functions of the body, thanks to which it fights pathogenic microflora much more effectively.

Contraindications and harm to the product

The use of barnyard honey is contraindicated in:

  • individual intolerance to any bee products or allergy to honey;
  • any type of diabetes;
  • breastfeeding;
  • severely obese;
  • overweight (over 10 kilograms from the norm);
  • sweet intolerance;
  • low stomach acid.

Beyond honey can be harmful to he alth only if contraindications are ignored. In this case, it is possible to aggravate the course of the existing disease, the occurrence of allergy symptoms and a violation of the digestive process.

How to spot a fake

Genuine cast honey does not contain any foreign inclusions. Other bee products such as wax, bee pollen or propolis are exceptions.

But unscrupulous sellers can mix the product with straw, other honey varieties or even dead bees. It is by the presence of such impurities that a fake can be determined. Therefore, always carefully study the appearance of the sweet before you buy it.

Expiration date and storage rules

Proper storage is the key to long-term storage and saving honey of its useful qualities. Basic Requirements:

  • clear glass container is best for product;
  • optimum product storage temperature does not exceed +21 °С;
  • do not use metal lids for seaming cans - only nylon.

The shelf life of zabruska honey is 1-2 years. After this time, it begins to gradually lose its properties, its quality decreases. It should not be used from now on, as an expired bee product can provoke side effects or cause serious harm to he alth.

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