NECTAR SOURCE: Yellow Acacia Flowers.
CONSISTENCY: Smooth, moderately runny.
COLOUR: Light golden.
TASTE: Mild and fragrant with distinct vanilla notes.
PROPERTIES: Acacia honey has been used in traditional Russian medicine to treat several ailments, including respiratory infections, insomnia, kidney disease and headaches. According to "Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine," Acacia Honey has a low glycemic index which may help regulate blood sugar.
Acacia honey is a mono-floral honey and has a very low sucrose content and a high fructose level, so it is the best choice for diabetics as an alternative to sugar. It is known for its therapeutic qualities because it cleanses the liver, conditions the intestines and improves digestion due to strong antibacterial properties.
Because of its mild flavour, it is ideal to use in baking, cooking or simply using it as a perfect alternative to processed sugars for a clean, healthy living.
Because of it properties it is listed in the most precious types of honey. Main reason for healing benefits of honey lies on the fact that honey is not treated with insecticides and pesticides. Acacia honey is for its pleasant and mild taste and reduced presence of pollen (that is not wanted because of allergies) and exceptional healing properties, it is very useful in the diet of young people. This honey, because of its specific aroma, increases appetite and quickly replenishes lost energy. Regulates secretion of acid in the stomach, and it is good as wanted preventive with bronchial disturbances.
Acacia honey is best to use every morning, one tea spoon before breakfast (if needed use more), or dissolved in warm water, milk, tea, or even better in apple vinegar. It is recommended to use it with black or green tea, because it increases the effect of tea and honey.
The Acacia Tree is a deciduous, thorny moderate-size tree, 3 to 9 m tall and diameters up to 2 m have been recorded. The bark is rough with irregular cracks. The flowers are pale white to pale yellow, fragrant growing in bunches and appear between March and May depending on geographic location.
This tree is native to Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. In Pakistan it is found below 1200 m in the foothill ranges of the Himalayas, Salt Range, Sulaiman Hills, Balochistan and Kirthar Range. It is also found in the plains close to these mountains.
Please note that since the honey is raw and unprocessed, it may contain beeswax,
Question: How do you tell that Sidr Honey is from Sidr Flowers?
Answer: Each honey contains unique flower pollen. We check our batches of honey under a high strength microscope to check for Sidr Pollen. If a batch of honey contains more than 80% Pollen of Sidr Flower Pollen, it is labelled as Sidr Honey. This experiment is called Pollen Analyses. Each flower of honey (for example, Acacia Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Robinia Honey, etc.) goes through Pollen Analyses. This is one experiment part of 14 different experiments we do to check the purity and authenticity of our honey.
Honey is harvested by our trained and certified beekeepers under our supervision and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of International Standards.
We are Dubai Food Muncipality's approved brand.
Once harvested, honey samples are sent to Honey Research Institute operating under NARC.
A second batch of samples is sent to our internal laboratory which is registered with PSQC. In our state of the art laboratory, we check honey of adulteration through various tests, such as:
- Electrical Conductivity
- Ash Test at 600C
- Thermal Stability Test
- Glucose and Fructose Test
- Pollen Density Test
- HMF Test
- Sucrose Adulteration Test
We carry out these tests and prepare reports as per the SOPs of Quality Services International (Germany) requirements. Our test reports are accepted worldwide for an accuracy up to 3 decimal places.
Before packaging, we randomly send our batches to Quality Services International (Germany) Laboratory and National Food Lab (UAE).
We also spend a lot of time, effort and resources towards training and development of our beekeepers to International Standards. All our beekeepers are certified from our training academy. This is why, each time you order, we guarantee you a quality which is second to none.