Buckwheat for bees!
"What can I plant to help the bees?"
If ever there was a bee friendly crop or bee friendly plant to plant that benefits bees and honey production while being a useful gluten-free food, this is it!
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Bee Friendly Crop Benefits:
Buckwheat honey exhibits antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, comparable with manuka honey, and the cellular antioxidant activity of buckwheat honey is higher than that of manuka honey. Our results suggest that buckwheat honey has great nutritional and commercial potentials.
What does Buckwheat honey taste like?
The “Guinness of honeys”, Buckwheat honey tastes less sweet than wildflower honey, with an earthy malty aroma and rich toasted toffee, molasses flavour. Its colour can range from medium brown to almost black, with a reddish tinge.
Is it OK to eat buckwheat everyday?
Eating Buckwheat regularly can lower bad cholesterol. According to a 2005 study, Buckwheat trypsin enzyme has antimicrobial, antibacterial effects and could protect against diabetes, hypertension and tumors! Do your own research and consult your doctor.
More fructose than glucose, which means it’s slower to crystallize than lighter varieties. On the bright side, it does contain more iron, magnesium, zinc and copper than most honey varietals. Medium to dark colour.