Rape honey has unprecedented medicinal and nutritional value. It is not for nothing that this rare monofloral variety is called “live.” The unusual properties of rapeseed honey make it unlike other beekeeping products:
Color and aroma. The color is light, whitish yellow. The aroma is pleasant, delicate, with hints of bitterness.
Taste qualities. The taste is sweet, pleasant, with a bitter aftertaste.
Crystallization and consistency. The honey becomes sugar very quickly and turns white. The cage is fine-grained. Due to its thick consistency, it has to be pumped out of the combs during the day (beekeepers try to guess the moment when the bees will seal all the combs on the frame in order to extract the product without difficulty).
Special properties. This variety is practically insoluble in water.
Separately, it should be said about the composition. Rape honey contains only 19% water (therefore it crystallizes quickly). The amount of sugars exceeds 80%, including glucose, fructose, and dextrins. By the way, the latter is about 7% – more than in other beekeeping products. In addition, organic acids, minerals, vitamins and biologically active substances can be found in the composition.