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The benefits and advantages of sunflower honey

Sunflower honey is perhaps the most popular product in Ukraine. As a rule, beekeepers pump it out in a volume that is two to three times the volume of other varieties. The reason lies in the huge number of sunflower fields in our country. This also explains the most affordable price of the product. As for the beneficial properties of sunflower honey, it is not only not inferior, but also somewhat superior to other varieties.

Sunflower honey is easy to recognize and has a number of unique characteristics. It is a bright color from yellow to amber shades, a peculiar taste - sweet with astringency, a weak honey smell. The surface forms a white coating. This is the so-called glucose crust. The main feature of sunflower honey is its fast crystallization process. Bee honey remains liquid for two to three weeks, maybe up to a month, it all depends on the storage conditions, the temperature of the room where it is located.

Culinary benefits of sunflower honey

Its exquisite taste is a real find for culinary purposes. The reason lies in the composition of the overall product. It is dominated by glucose - over 50%, less fructose and sucrose in the composition. This variety also holds the record for the content of T and PP vitamins inherited from sunflower seeds. Many people do not like the fact that honey thickens quickly, others confuse it with a fake due to the lack of a fragrant aroma. Still others simply distrust the cheapest of all varieties, but each of these processes has a logical explanation.

The fast crystallization process indicates a record glucose content. The lack of intense odor is a feature inherent in a natural product. In terms of taste, sunflower honey in our area can also differ in smell and taste due to the fact that, in addition to sunflower, such herbs as milk thistle and cornflower bloom in large quantities in the fields, which give a very pleasant taste.

Nutritional and medicinal properties of honey

Sunflower honey differ not only in external characteristics but also has a very wide range of medicinal properties. It will become an effective natural remedy for many health problems. One of its most popular uses is injury recovery. Due to its high glucose content, this honey helps to gain weight faster than other varieties. In addition, it improves appetite and physical well-being.

Glucose from this type of honey is absorbed by the body quickly and fully provides excellent heart function. Sunflower honey is incredibly beneficial for the heart muscle. Doctors explain that the benefit of such honey is in its high enzymatic activity.

Compared to other varieties of honey, sunflower contains a large amount of enzymes that trigger metabolic processes in the body and stimulate the immune system. The significant content of amino acids causes rejuvenating, stimulating and regenerating properties. Eating a small amount daily can get rid of duodenal ulcers and gastritis, and honey gargles kill up to 99 percent of pathogenic bacteria in case of purulent sore throat, pharyngitis, bronchitis. It is widely used in pediatrics as an adjuvant in the treatment of colds and flu, as a prophylactic agent during periods of epidemics.

Sunflower honey strengthens the walls of blood vessels and improves the functioning of the liver, it is recommended for patients with atherosclerosis, gastrointestinal colic, osteochondrosis and for general health improvement. In a word, the healing properties of sunflower honey are diverse, so this unique product should not be neglected; it is able to give health and longevity.

Characteristics of sunflower honey

  • Can be crystallized.
  • Date of packing: year of collection and use before indicated on the lid, the date of manufacture is the batch number.
  • Shelf life 2 years from the date of packaging.
  • Patients with allergies should consult a doctor before consumption.
  • Store in a place protected from direct sunlight at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C.
  • Daily intake: adults up to 100 g, children 30-40 g.
  • Certified food safety management system according to DSTU 150 22000: 2007
Nutritional value
per 100g of honey
Energy value
314 kcal
0,8 g
74,8 g
Vitamin В1 
0,01 mg
Vitamin В2
0,03 mg
Vitamin РР
0,2 mg
Vitamin С
2 mg