Staff Reporter –
For years, honey has been believed to be the purest form of natural sweetener, a remarkable creation with immense health benefits. Today, its benefits have far surpassed from being a mere sweetener to finding application in DIY face scrubs, hair masks, and more. When it comes to choosing honey for your dietary needs, opting for source-based honey from regions like Sunderban, Aravalli, and Kashmir can not only elevate your culinary experience, but also bestow a plethora of health benefits. This makes the golden liquid an important ingredient to suit our active, fast-paced lifestyles.
Dr. Shilpa Vora, Chief R&D Officer, Marico Ltd. shares four interesting reasons why the integration of such unique, region-specific honey into your diet can be a game-changer for your overall well-being:
Rich Nutritional Profile: Source-based honey from Sunderban, Aravalli, and Kashmir is renowned for its distinct flavours and is packed with essential nutrients. The specific floral diversity in these regions influences the composition of honey, making it rich in antioxidants & micronutrients. Antioxidants combat harmful free radicals, promote cellular health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Additionally, raw honey from these regions contains valuable enzymes that aid in digestion and helps strengthen immune system.
Unique Flavours and Aromas: The diverse ecosystems of these geographies offer an incredible variety of flora, which directly impacts the flavour and aroma of the honey produced in these regions. Sunderban honey, with its subtle hints of mangroves and wildflowers, provides a delightful and mild taste. Sundarban honey has a darker colour, with woody taste. Aravalli honey, on the other hand, is characterized by a robust and earthy flavour due to the vast range of medicinal herbs found there. Lastly, Kashmir honey is known for its delicate and floral notes, thanks to the abundance of saffron, almond, and cherry blossoms in the region. Embracing these regional flavors not only enhances your culinary experience but also supports biodiversity conservation.
Medicinal Properties: For centuries, honey has been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments. Source-based honey from Sunderban, Aravalli, and Kashmir carries the potential for various medicinal properties like anti-inflammatory, enhanced immunity and respiratory benefits which varies from their polyphenols and micro nutrient content. Embracing such region-specific honey may unlock the natural healing powers derived from the local plants.
Strengthening Local Economies: Purchasing honey directly sourced from forests provides economic support to local communities and beekeepers involved in honey production. These regions often rely on agriculture and allied activities, and honey production serves as an additional source of income for the locals. By integrating their honey into your diet, you contribute to their livelihoods and promote economic upliftment of the rural areas.
In conclusion, it is important to note that honey has grown in prominence, as a natural alternative to refined sugar, in one’s everyday lifestyle. Modern consumers are increasingly becoming aware and health conscious which is making them turn towards natural options. Honey is not only a natural sweetener but also is a host to other beneficial components. This growing demand is being catered to by our brand Saffola, bringing pure honey to consumers, sourced from various Indian forests that is free from sugar adulteration. So, indulge in the sweet essence of nature and savour the natural goodness of honey from these enchanting locales for a healthier and more mindful lifestyle.