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HEALTH PROPERTIES OF STINGLESS BEE HONEY
Unlike other honey or in any food, up to 85% of the sugar content in stingless bee honey is made up of dissacharide trehalulose, a rare, low glycemic (GI) index sugar with a sweetness of up to 75% of common sugar.
Trehalulose takes 3 times longer to breakdown in the small intestines, resulting in a gradual release into the blood stream. This is good, especially for person with diabetes as trehalulose in stingless bee honey prevents spike in blood sugar level.
Trehalulose is also a highly active antioxidants and acariogenic, meaning there is no risk of tooth decay as this rare sugar prevents bacteria in our mouth from ingesting it. Thus, it is an ideal ingredient for use as sweetener in any food.
To-date, stingless bee honey is the only natural wholefood found with major pure natural trehalulose sugar component.
(read more on Dr Fletcher's article)
Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties
Exceptional Antioxidant Properties
Stingless bee honey is high in flavonoids and phenolic acids, a powerful plant-based antioxidant, benefitted from:
1) the rich vegetation in the tropical and subtropical regions where stingless bees are found
2) storing the honey in the propolis honeypots instead of beeswax cells
3) Natural fermentation activities which further contributed increases the antioxidants in stingless bee honey
Studies has increasingly shown that antioxidants in stingless bee honey to be several times higher than in common bee's honey, some by up to 10 times more.
Coveted Antibacterial Properties
Stored in propolis honeypot, stingless bee honey is more likely to be infused with plant-derived anti-microbial compounds, giving its anti-microbial effect against pathogenic microbials such as S. aureus, E. coli, and P. aeruginosa.
In 2007, using the same method for measuring Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) in manuka honey, a research study lead by Japanese scientist T. Emura, discovered that stingless bee honey has a strong non-peroxide antibacterial activity, "that is powerful when compared with manuka honey from the Apis mellifera honeybees'.
Non-peroxide antibacterial activity in stingless bee comes from stingless bee itself. In manuka honey, it comes from nectar of manuka trees where the bee, Apis Mellifera, forages on.
Non-peroxide antibacterial activity in stingless bee honey is particularly advantageous for treating wound.
High water content along with salivary enzymes secreted from stingless bee honey creates perfect conditions for microorganism activities.
Several studies have shown that most microorganisms found in stingless bee honey belongs to a large group of gut-friendly bacteria species, Lactobacillus comparable to commercial strains.
Probiotic microorganism activity promotes healthy guts and boost immune system as well as helps to enrich and conserve the quality in stingless bee honey.
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