Milkweed honey = Hungaricum
The milkweed plant (also known as wild tobacco and silk-grass) was introduced to Hungary from North America in 1816, at the same time as the acacia. It is a wild herb that grows in sandy areas where other plants cannot survive. In Europe it is found only in the large areas between the Danube and the Tisza. It does not flower at the same time as other plants. Milkweed honey is not yet known on the world market, it is a true Hungarian honey.
- it can be consumed by people allergic to pollen
- excellent for burns and wounds
- blood pressure regulator
Milkweed has a particularly fragrant and intense flavour, light in colour, similar to acacia honey but a shade darker. It is low in pollen, so can be eaten by people with allergies, has anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive properties, and strengthens the body. Under good storage conditions, it crystallises late, at two years of age. Clinical studies have shown that milkweed honey is the second most effective honey in reducing inflammation.
A real delicacy.It should only be eaten raw, in its original form. Its strong flavour can enhance the taste of honey. So milkweed honey is a true Hungarian delicacy. It would be good if foreign traders and consumers could get to know this special delicacy.