The well-known and famous Hungarian acacia honey
Among the honeys produced in Hungary, acacia honey is the most famous in the world. A true Hungaricum! In Hungary, Samuel Tessedik planted acacia trees to preserve the sand. Hungary is home to the largest stand of acacia trees in Europe, consisting of huge acacia groves. Due to its high fructose content, acacia honey is liquid for a long time and crystallises slowly. Acacia honey has an antiseptic effect and is recommended for coughs.
Properties of acacia honey:
The colour of acacia honey is crystal clear, pale yellow or greenish in some years. It has a delicate acacia blossom scent. It has no off-flavours and is typically very sweet. It has a lower acidity than most honeys. Very rich in fructose, it ripens slowly and keeps its liquid consistency for up to 1-2 years. Acacia honey is one of the three least crystallising honeys in the world. This, plus its good sweetening properties, is the reason why it is so sought after on the world market.
The effect of acacia honey:
Acacia honey is a good general antiseptic, as well as a detoxifier and cough suppressant and cleanser. The fructose in acacia honey has a liver regenerating effect. It can also be used as a muscle relaxant.
Because of its mild taste, acacia honey is often used in cakes. It can be eaten raw as a delicacy and is also used to make mead, mead and mead brandy.