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Honey or Date Honey(Silan) What is More Healthy To Eat?

Which is Better? Date Honey or Bee Honey?


picture of honey and dates

For years there has been bitter debate over which of the two is preferable. And the bees, what did they have to say about this whole thing? Once and for all, we expose the sweet truth, plus two sweet recipes. Do not get confused: both bee honey and date honey contain mainly simple carbohydrates (sugar). But both have antioxidants as well. 

How do you identify high quality honey? 

One way is to mix a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water. True honey will settle like a lump and will not dissolve easily.

How to choose a quality date honey? 

Simple: the top quality type of date honey contains dates only, without additives like citric acid, sugar syrup and other ingredients.

So once and for all, which is healthier? Bee honey or date honey?

In terms of composition they are quite similar: both contain mainly simple carbohydrates (fructose and glucose), and both have similar functions in traditional medicine. 

Honey is a popular grandmother's remedy for relieving sore throats and abdominal pain and for cleansing external wounds on the skin. 

Date honey may have therapeutic properties, may help with digestive problems and Heal wounds to the skin.

Date honey - Contains some potassium and rich in antioxidants from the polyphenols (tannins, flavonoids and phenols). 


These antioxidants have the ability to destroy and inhibit the development of E. Coli bacteria and staphylococcus Eros.

Bee honey - contains antioxidants such as polyphenols. Honey is also probiotic, thanks to friendly bacteria that live in the bee's digestive system and pass through. 


It is quite possible that these bacteria deserve the most credit for the health benefits of honey.

How it's being made?

Date honey - Extract of date fruit by cooking, crushing. 

Honey - The flower pollen being collected by bees, decomposed in their bodies by their digestive enzymes, and secreted as a liquid to the honeycomb cells. Inside the hive it ripens and thickens.

There are many types of Date honey, how can you locate the highest quality?

Date honey - they contain dates only, without additives like citric acid, sugar syrup and more. They will also be More expensive, but in this case the price reflects the quality.

Honey - Some manufacturers reduces the cost of the honey with honey substitutes in a process that requires heating. 

And here too cheap is expensive: honey that is heated is less healthy, because the heating destroys its antioxidants.

You can try to locate a certain aroma of eucalyptus, avocado, citrus, etc. 


This is not a scientific approach, but for those who specialize in it, Just like with wine, there are professional honey tasters. 

Try to mix a teaspoon of honey in a glass of hot water. True honey will settle like a lump and will not dissolve easily, while mixed honey (usually in syrup) will dissolve completely.
Try to freeze your honey - it should harden, but not completely freeze. 


True honey contains a large amount of sugar and very little water, so it cannot freeze and should not spoil (assuming you have kept it under good conditions, in a dark place).

Honey and the environment

Honey production is only the secondary role of bees. Their main and most important role is pollinating flowers. 

In the last decade, there has been a significant decline in the number of bees around the world, and this is a significant ecological problem: the world we live in today, cannot exist without bees.

The plants, fertilize the soil, affect the temperature in our living environment, and of course provide us with food. Without the bees, many plants will not be able to exist and so will our ecosystem.

Because too few flowers are available and too many pesticides are being used, industrialization processes (which wipes out green areas) and air pollution.

So what can you do?

Try to treat honey with respect, just like gold, and to eat a little of it.

In any case it is not healthy to eat a large amount of simple carbohydrates, even if they originate naturally. 


You can also buy honey from beekeepers that grow bee hives using traditional methods, which leave more honey for the hive itself - and even plant flowers that love bees, such as herbs. 

So, which is healthier?

For the sake of comparison, we examined the nutritional values ​​in one spoon of our two contestants.

Teaspoon of Date honey (5 g):

Calories
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
Potassium: 30 mg (Large amounts)
Antioxidants (polyphenols) and a small amount of vitamin B3 (niacin).

Teaspoon honey (5 grams):

Calories
Carbohydrates: 4 grams
Moderate amounts of antioxidants (polyphenols).
And the winner is...

Date honey has a small health advantage over the honey. But do not get confused: in the end, both contain mostly simple sugars.Another advantage of the Date honey is that its sweetness is more noticeable. 


So it is possible to make do with a smaller amount to get the same degree of sweetness - which will help you reduce the amount of sugar added to the a dish.

But both honey and Date honey contain fruit sugar, which means natural - that is more healthy?

Many people think fruit sugar is healthier, but it is not. Fruit sugar (fructose) is naturally created in honey and Date honey (and also in agave, carob syrup) and its structure is slightly different from that of white sugar, but it is also recommended to eat as little as possible. 

Excess fructose can cause the development of fatty liver, diabetes, gout and obesity.


KEEP IN MIND!
Always consult a doctor.

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