Chestnut honey with different aroma and flavor of honey is one of the most special flowers that grow in Turkey. Chestnut trees, which begin to bloom in the early periods of summer, form the first stage of chestnut honey. In our country, it is generally produced in places where there are chestnut forests in the Black Sea region. Chestnut honey is very different from other honey varieties in terms of its usefulness and nutritional value. Worker bees use only the nectar they collect from chestnut trees in making chestnut honey and take care not to mix the nectar of another plant. This feature makes the contents of chestnut honey unique from other honey. You can find all the information about the benefits, properties, and content of chestnut honey in our chestnut honey category. You can also read below about the features of genuine chestnut honey and what we need to consider when buying.
Benefits and Features of Chestnut Honey
Chestnut honey has physical properties and content different from other types of honey. Some features are so obvious that they can be discernible. Briefly, we can mention the physical and structural features of chestnut honey and the benefits of chestnut honey as follows.
1) It has a different aroma that combines sweet, bitter, and acrid flavors and when eaten, the chestnut taste is felt intensely. The reason for this is that worker bees collect nectar only from chestnut flowers.
2) The color of chestnut honey is dark brown. Amounts of minerals such as amino acid, sugar, iron, copper, potassium, and calcium are higher in dark honey. As the mineral, protein, enzyme, and sugar in honey increase, the color gets darker.
3) Chestnut honey is a type of honey that can be easily distinguished from other honey in terms of taste and color. This feature is also one of the most abused by manufacturers. Some manufacturers add dyestuff and flavoring chemicals to their content to provide dark colors and special flavor. We recommend that you do not prefer products without packaging, labels, and production certificates.
4) It has a high viscosity value since it is viscous, viscous honey. pH value is higher than other flower kinds of honey.
5) Crystallization is slower because the fructose rate is higher than the glucose ratio. It crystallizes later than other kinds of honey. The granules formed as a result of crystallization are thin and can easily be restored with the double boiler method.
6) It is a good energy store with a high amount of fructose in its structure.
7) Chestnut honey contains 2 times more iron (Fe) and 4 times more calcium (Ca) minerals than other flower kinds of honey. Chestnut honey is rich ( and perhaps the richest of all ) in trace elements such as Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Barium, but in fructose and Tannins as well, due to the chestnut tree. Chestnut honey is natural antiseptic honey.
8) It is one of the kinds of honey with the highest vitamin value with its complex B and C vitamins. Having an extra rich structure increases the benefit of chestnut honey.
Another popular name of chestnut honey is bitter honey and is considered as special honey in a consumer society. The fact that genuine chestnut honey meets the characteristics we have mentioned above varies according to the fact that the production has passed the quality control stages and provided the principles of organic production. In addition, heated and heat-treated honey loses its aroma, protein, and enzyme value. You should be careful that the honey you have purchased is raw honey. Honey, which has undergone applications such as heat treatment and pasteurization, is organic and genuine and has lost its feature of being honey. Honey genuine, which we are sure to meet all these criteria, is called chestnut honey.