Properties And Benefits Of Oak Honey
What is oak honey?
Oak honey is obtained from trees and shrubs, not from flowers, and is characterized by its dark color and upper antioxidant properties. In this article, we explain its origin, properties and different ways of consuming it.
Honey is a product made by bees characterized by being sweet and viscous. There are different types of honey, but the best known is what is obtained from the nectar of flowers. Instead, oak honey is a honey produced by bees that feed on myellate, substance secreted by some plants after the visit of some insects. Unlike honey from flowers, oak honey has a dark color and an intense and bitter flavor, and its solidification is more difficult.
Properties and benefits of oak honey
Oak honey contains vitamins and minerals, although their contribution of these nutrients is limited, since it is mostly composed of simple sugars. This makes it a quick source of energy, but its consumption must be moderate due to its high content of free sugars.
In addition, its antioxidant content is superior to other honey, which is related to the prevention of cardiovascular, degenerative, cancer and aging diseases. It stands out especially for its high content of phenols.
Oak honey recipes
Oak honey is mainly used as a substitute for sugar in breakfast, desserts and sauces. We leave you some ideas to incorporate them into your dishes:
- Vinaigrettes: If you want to give your salads a sweet touch, you can prepare a vinaigrette with olive oil, vinegar, nuts and oak honey.
- Breakfasts: Oak honey can be the ideal complement to your weekend breakfasts. You can try some oatmeal pumps with peach and oak honey or toast with fresh cheese and oak honey.
- With fruit: To give a sweet touch to your fruits, you can add a splash of oak honey in a Macedonia or try combinations such as orange with oak honey and mint, or a strawberry skewer, kiwi and pineapple with oak honey.
Antonio Simón organic oak honey
Honey Antonio Simón only produces raw organic honey with an organic food certificate of the European Union, which guarantees its quality and origin.
The organic honey Antonio Simón is one of the honey more valued by connoisseurs and gourmets. It has been awarded the Platinum Award (the highest category) in the prestigious London Honey Awards and many others awards in Spain (see awards).