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Syrian Honey

Syrian honey can be traced back over 12,000 years ago to the Fertile Cescent known as The Euphrates River Valley. In the desert areas of the Eastern part of Syria, hives are made of interlaced plant material covered with mud. Syria’s native species of honey bees, Apis mellifera syriaca is a yellow colored bee much like Italian honey bees. The bees are very gentle in the eastern & southern parts of Syria where they have remained genetically pure. Well adapted to their habitat they are very resistant to droughts unlike foreign bees. Only by the Mediterranean are Syrian bees crossed with Italian bees making them very aggressive.
Syria’s thorn & flower honey is high in fructose – 43.3%, glucose – 25.3% & a variety of oligosaccharides. It contains traces of proteins, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, aroma compounds & polyphenols.
Since antiquity Syrian honey has been the panacea for all its ills. Nectar of the desert thorns & flowers results in a delicious immune boosting honey. It aids digestion, heals wounds, is antibacterial & has antioxidant properties. Many Syrian households begin their day with a spoonful of honey as a natural healing protection against viruses & ailments.