OTHER NAME : Madh, عسل شہد
BOTANICAL NAME : Apis mellifera
PART USED : Honey, Honey Comb


Honey is sweet, viscous liquid food, dark golden in colour, produced in the honey sacs of various bees from the nectar of flowers. Flavour and colour are determined by the flowers from which the nectar is gathered.

Honey consists of a mixture of sugars, mostly glucose and fructose In addition to water (usually 17-20 percent), honey also contains very small amounts of other substances, including minerals, vitamins, proteins and amino acids along with pollen.

Honey is a useful source of high-carbohydrate , rich diversity of minor constituents (minerals, proteins, vitamins and others), adding nutritional variety to human diets. Honey does have medicinal properties that are acknowledged increasingly by modern medicine. Using in breakfast cereals, bakery goods, and a multitude of other value-added products.