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Parsley with the scientific name of Petroselinum crispum is a fragrant and widely used vegetable of the Umbelliferae family. Parsley is an herbaceous plant native to the Mediterranean and Europe. Due to its edible leaves, this plant is widely cultivated in the Middle East, Europe, and America today and is used as a seasoning in soups, stews, and salads.
Wild parsley species grow in the mountainous regions of Iran, but field parsley is cultivated in most parts of Iran and almost all seasons.
Cultivation of this plant is done for two purposes, first as food and secondly, for seed production of this plant.
How to Make Parsley Honey?
With the onset of parsley flowering, our beekeepers place bee colonies on the margins of the fields and the result of the bees’ activity on the parsley flowers is parsley honey, which is one of the honeys with a special taste in Iran.
It is possible to produce and harvest This honey if the farmer’s goal is to produce parsley seeds so that the plant reaches the flowering stage and the bee consumes the nectar of this plant.
Features of parsley Honey
Parsley honey is dark amber in color, has a mild sweetness and a strong aroma and taste, and is one of the honeys whose crystallization process takes between six months to a year.
Parsley honey production is not high in the world and is harvested in a limited way by some beekeepers. If the area of parsley cultivation is high, a major part of the nectar entering the hive is provided by parsley flowers and it is possible to harvest parsley honey.
SCA can supply this unique honey in large volumes and with world-class quality
Parsley Honey Benefits
- Tonic & Energizing
- The first property of honey is tonic and energizing due to its richness in various sugars and fast digestion, and the use of honey as a natural and healthy sugar compound is very important in providing carbohydrates to the body cells for metabolism and normal function of all organs.
- Wound & burn treatment
- The special property of honey is healing wounds and burns and repairing damaged tissues, which has been mentioned in traditional and modern medicine. The use of honey as a wound healer is the oldest human medicinal version of honey. In modern medicine, in recent decades the use of honey in the treatment of wounds and burns and even wound healing has increased due to the healing effect and repair of uncomplicated skin.
- Anti-cold & Cough
- Treatment of colds, coughs and sore throats is another confirmed effect of honey in many sources and has been recommended by doctors and even in some countries including New Zealand, Australia and the UK use honey in doctors’ prescriptions to treat colds, sore throats, and coughs. Honey is also used directly and indirectly in anti-cough products.
- Honey & diabetes
- The use of honey in type I and type II diabetes was associated with a significantly lower glycemic index than with glucose or sucrose in normal diabetes. Honey compared with dextrose caused a significantly lower rise in plasma glucose levels in diabetic subjects. It also caused a reduction in blood lipids, homocysteine levels, and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in normal and hyperlipidemic subjects. In earlier observations, it was found that honey stimulates insulin secretion, decreases blood glucose levels, elevates hemoglobin concentration, and improves lipid profile.
- Cardiovascular health
- Honey contains antioxidants, so its consumption is beneficial for cardiovascular health. Honey helps skin health and is anti-aging.
- Antimicrobial properties
- The most important property of honey is its antimicrobial properties. While honey is a purely edible substance and should be a good place for germs to grow, germs are killed by exposure to honey and their bodies are eventually destroyed. Because honey contains antibiotics and the enzyme diastase.
- Improve sleep disorders
- Honey is hypnotic and people with sleep disorders are advised to drink a few tablespoons of honey before going to bed.