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Wild Forest Honey

Rs. 290 /500 Gm


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Honey is a supersaturated sugar solution with approximately 17 percent water. Besides carbohydrates, honey contains small amounts of protein, vitamins and minerals. Apart from its high calorific value, honey is known for its medicinal properties too. Honey is produced by honey bees belonging to the genus Apis. All the four types of honey bees are seen in the forests of Kerala. Honey hunting or honey harvesting which involves robbing honey from wild bee colonies is one of the most ancient human activities and is still practised by aboriginal societies in parts of Africa, Asia, Australia and south America. Honey harvesting is a major means of livelihood of tribals in the forests of Kerala. Under the auspices of the Vana Samrakshana Samithies (VSS) and Eco-development Committees (EDC), the honey collectors have been trained in the last four years un scientific and non-destructive collection of honey and value addition by a process called ultra filtration. It is marketed though Forest Development Agencies (FDA) in attractive bottles.

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