04 Oct Cane honey: Where does it come from? What Are Its Properties?
Where does it come from? Cane honey comes, as its name indicates, from the famous sugar cane. This plant, from Southeast Asia, came to our lands thanks to the Muslim expansion, more specifically and due to its climate, it was in Motril (Granada) and Malaga where the plantations bore fruit.
From this wonderful plant, not only do we obtain cane honey, but it is where most of the production of table sugar comes from and its juice is even used for distilled beverages such as rum. In order to obtain cane honey, it is subjected to a long process through which a fairly thick liquid is finally obtained, darker in color than flower honey.
What are its properties? Honey as a general rule is used to replace other types of less natural sugars, but we are also benefiting from a series of properties that the plant itself preserves and that are very beneficial for health. One of the characteristics of cane honey is, as we have already mentioned, its darker color than the rest of the honey we are used to seeing. This is mainly due to the evaporation of water, that is to say: the darker the honey we consume, the thicker it will be and, therefore, the higher concentration of nutrients it will have.
Among the properties that cane honey offers us, we can highlight:
• Large amount of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper or potassium.
• Multitude of vitamins, especially type B.
• It is made up of 79.8% carbohydrates, which gives us an extra dose of energy.