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Honey as a sweetener is picking up its market gradually in India. The change in trends can be attributed to awareness among people. The traditional sugar sweetener is constantly being proved to be unhealthy and hence other alternatives to this traditional white sugar are being suggested by nutritionists, and doctors to everybody. Amongst the various alternatives to traditional white sugar as sweetener that are available, honey is the least harmful one. It has various other health benefits. It is a low fat food and rich in protein and dietary fibre. It is also rich in Vitamin B and C. It has been used for medicinal purposes owing to its anti bacterial properties from ancient times. Honey is great for digestion, rich in anti oxidants, and works wonders on the skin.
Rearing of bees or Bee keeping is called as apiculture. It is a practice of managing honey bees to produce desired quality of honey. This thick golden sugary liquid is produced by the industrious bees which are the most studied insects in the word. Honey is a by product of flower nectar and upper aero digestive tract of the honey bee. Depending upon the conditions under which these bees are kept the complex chemical composition of the honey varies. The quality and characteristics of honey depends on the flower nectar from which it is extracted. Beekeeping is not a new concept in India. However Beekeeping as a commercial project is a growing trend. It can be taken up as a standalone commercial activity or can be done alongside other farming activities. There are different kinds of honey depending upon the blossoms visited by the bees. Some of them are:
sunflower honey, karthik season honey, litchi honey, and
White honey: it is produces from the nectar of cotton flowers. It is very sweet in taste.
Alfalfa honey: This type is produced from flowers has a very mild flavour and aroma. It is great for everyday use.
Avacado Honey: This type of honey is produced from flowers of avocado plant. It is dark in colour and has buttery taste.
Eucalyptus honey: It is a strong flavoured honey and has some sort of medicinal scent. It has high medicinal values. It is great for respiratory, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti bacterial and can also be used as a deodorant.
Some other types of honey are neem honey, orange blossom hone, golden honey, premium honey, chunk honey, comb honey etc.
Like all the other food products or dietary products honey also has healthy organic variant in the market. The sustainable lifestyle choices that are being slowly gaining importance in everyday life have opened up whole new market for organic foods and substances. There are some very significant differences between raw honey and organic honey. Some of them are:
Since most of the brands that sell honey in the market is not organic and has high amounts of preservatives many start up companies have mushroomed in the last decade or so which sell organic honey. bigTokari is one such name that by collaborating with local tribes of remote areas in states, Uttarakhand and others, and extracting honey in by following traditional practices. We do not use any preservatives, antibiotics and also do not over heat the extracted honey. We aim to create a parallel market for ourselves online. To sell pure organic honey online bigTokari is the place. Some of the health benefits of consuming pure and healthy organic honey as claimed by many companies are
These benefits of pure organic honey or naturally extracted honey make the most favoured sugar substitute. The honey from Himalayas is unquestionably one of the tastiest and pure form, we offer.