Raw Honey – Oak Forest Honeydew Honey

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  • Region: Bulgaria
  • Price range: mid, mid-high, high, exclusive
  • Colour: dark
  • Crystallization: very slow (hard crystallization, because of its high glucose content)
  • Taste: earthy (woody and warm)
  • Sweetness: medium
  • Most suitable for: Use the same way as manuka honey


More information:

Honeydew honey or Forest honey is a type of honey made not from blossom nectar but from honeydew excreted by plant sucking insects such as aphids. It is usually produced from trees, both conifers and deciduous, although it may also produced from grasses and plants.
While the composition of honeydew honey varies by the type of insect and plant, just as the composition of blossom honey varies by the type of blossom, there are some common differences. In general, honeydew honey is higher in minerals and amino acids as well as higher molecular weight sugars in particular, melezitose and raffinose. Oligosaccharides are prebiotics that have a beneficial effect on bacteria in the digestive system.

Honeydew honey has very high antibacterial potency of both types: peroxide and non peroxide its antioxidant power is especially high. It has also high prebiotic activity. Honeydew honeys contain more oligosaccharides and have a stronger prebiotic activity than blossom honeys. Which contribute a lot to treating constipation.

Honeydew honey is famous for its gastroprotective activity: the explanations of all the good digestive benefits of honeydew honey are various and they all show that honey has different components that work synergistically and result in therapeutic properties.

Bulgarian Honeydew Honey which is harvested in Strandja Mountain is one of the best in the world. Produced in oak forests, as the Strandja Mountain Oak Massif is the second largest in Europe and was declared as a national natural reservation area.

The Strandja Mountain honeydew honey has dark to black color and distinctive aroma. The honeydew honey contains a large number of free amino acids, more important of which are aspartic acid, alanine, arginine, cysteine, glycine, glutamic acid, histidine, lysine, methionine and others. The most significant difference between honeydew honey and blossom honey is in its mineral substances. In this type of honey they are from 5 to 9 times more. Honeydew honey contains huge amounts of antioxidants that have anti-cancer effect and increases the hemoglobin.


Additional information

Weight 500 g






Health Benefits

Healing / Medical Benefits

  • Rich in minerals and vitamins
  • anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect
  • useful for colds
  • for diseases of the upper respiratory tract, kidneys and bladder
  • soothing the nervous system
  • lowers blood pressure, stimulates blood circulation
  • strengthening effect on the heart.
  • huge amount of antioxidants
  • anti-tumor effects

The Bulgarian Honeydew Honey is a rich in minerals and vitamins. It has anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect. Very useful for colds, diseases of the upper respiratory tract, the kidneys and bladder. Soothing the nervous system. Lowers blood pressure, stimulates blood circulation and has a strengthening effect on the heart. Honeydew honey contains a huge amount of antioxidants having anti-tumor action. In use of honey dew in a person’s blood increases hemoglobin.
Extremely rich in minerals. Honey dew contains iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus. Microelements in it are almost in the same proportion as in the human blood. It contains monosaccharides – glucose and levulose, which are absolutely necessary for normal function of the liver, as well as vitamins B1, B2, PP, B12 (about 16 times more than in apples and apricots), B6, folic acid, biotin, etc.

Recommended Use

The rich mineral composition of honeydew honey determines its alkalizing effect, which is why it is recommended to sportsmen, workers and all activities related to exercise, to prevent muscle soreness and fatigue.

Generally recommended 15-20 grams of honey dew daily 1-2 hours before eating. The therapeutic dose can also be greater.

For the treatment of cardiovascular and liver diseases honey is taken dissolved in hot water – 3 times a day, one tablespoon, one hour before eating.

Storage & Usage

Product Storage:

  • Avoid direct sun light, the best place is cupboard or pantry.
  • The ideal temperature for storage is between 15°C and 25° C.
  • Should not keep it in the fridge since the cold makes the honey to crystallize.
  • Once opened, ensure close it again well to be preserved well and not lose their active ingredients.
  • Honeys tend to come with a date of consumption, although this date is only an indication that honey does not spoil. Over time it’s tend to crystallize but not spoil.

Product Consumption:

  • Can eat directly or add to water, tea, smoothie or drizzle over breakfast.
  • Makes a great spread on toast
  • Not suitable for infants under 12 months