Rape honeyThe rape plant is a oleaginous plant, with a vast spreading area. The honeybees highly appreciate this plant, gathering from it important quantities of pollen and nectar. Rape honey is obtained in May, is the rape planted was planted in the autumn of the previous year.
Rape honey crystallizes quickly because it has a high content of water (18% of its composition). It can crystallize even inside the comb and cannot be extracted anymore. It has a very low coloring (under 35 mm on Pfund scale).
Its scent is not very pleasant (it has a slight smack of cabbage). However, it has a delicious taste. This type of honey is preferred by many honey eaters because it is not very sweet. It has a smooth texture, a low acidity and a high Ph (4). Its weak conductivity points out that rape honey is not very rich in minerals.
Rape honey has in its composition more glucose than fructose. This explains the rapid crystallization. Thus, rape honey is commercialized only under crystallized form, having a creamy aspect. It is difficult to dissolve it in water.
Rape honey has healing properties, being recommended for curing kidney health problems. Rape plant oil, contain Q3, an element extremely important for bone development. For this reason rape honey is used to treat osteoporosis. It also helps the regeneration and elasticity maintenance of vascular walls. Rape honey consumption protects the liver, the spleen and the pancreas from various diseases.
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