Acacia honey is a popular honey varietyall over the world. Over the past decades,Hungarian Acacia Honey has become awell-established, trusted brand name ac-cepted as the mark of outstanding qualityand value.What makes Hungarian Acacia Honey sospecial? In its place of origin, North Ameri-ca, Acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) growssparsely on slopes covered with boulderstones, suppressed by other plants. In Hun-gary, however, there are large, pure Acaciaforests. In a few centuries, many varietieswith different characteristics have evolved.Acacia makes up more than onefi fth of allforests in Hungary. With the exception of alkaline soil, it grows and yields plentifulhoney on all soil types found in Hungary.In addition to the very favourable climate,the continuous Acacia forests, a very pro-ductive bee variety, a special apiarian tech-nology and some other benefi cial effectsof the non-living environment create thosedistinctive features that ensure the qualityof Hungarian Acacia Honey. Its uniquenesscan be truly revealed only by evidence of the senses.It has a harmonic taste and thearoma of acacia blossoms. Itis a mild, not very acidic honey. Its colourranges from nearly colourless to very lightamber. Due to its high fructose content, itremains liquid for a long time. It has a goodantiseptic effect. It is recommended to easecoughing and also for indigestion causedby hyperacidity. Its mild fl avourmakes it a popular sweetenerused in drinks and desserts.
Typical Hungarian Honey Varieties
The hungarian honey
Its colour depends on the time of gathering.When collected later, it has a brownish tint.It is prone to crystallisation, but the liquidmembrane between the crystals preventsthe formation of blocks. It has a robust fra-grance and flavour. Its pleasant, piquantaroma makes food and drinks spicy. It canenrich the flavour of other honey varietalswhen mixed with them. In medicine, LimeHoney is particularly recommended to treatbronchitis, but it is also used to alleviatespasms and a feverish condition. Recently,its has been increasingly used in organicbeauty treatments (e.g. Lime Honey facepack).
Silkweed Honey, which comes from the nec-tar of Asclepias syriaca, has a very strong,sweet and spicy smell and a distinctive ar-omatic flavour. It starts to crystallise aftertwo years of storage. Silkweed Honey is anexcellent condiment for uncooked foods.It blends well with other honey varietals,such as Acacia Honey, which has a similarcolour and liquidity. As the largest continu-ous silkweed fields in Europe can be foundin Hungary, Silkweed Honey is a recognisedHungarian speciality.