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organicfoods and packaging lead to an aggregate demand for honey. Likewise, all of the demands for honey as ingredients lead to the manufacturing demand for honey. Honey used for food manufacturing has accounted for between 60 percent to 80 percent of the total honey market in USA. Report says that 2012 honey crop in USA is as low as 125 million pounds. If it is so, honey prices are bound to spin upwardly. Australia, Brazil and Canada are the key exporters of organic honey to the US in 2011-2012. Brazil’s honey production continues to expand due to Brazil’s ability to produce organic honey in large of its virgin areas. Over the years, the market demand for organic honey in US has risen and resulted in premium prices. The basic criteria for organic honey are that bee hives should be placed in

Honey used for food manufacturing has accounted for between 60 percent to 80 percent of the total honey market in USA. Report says that 2012 honey output in USA is as low as 125 million pounds. If it is so, honey prices are bound to spin upwardly. a natural environment unaffected by industrial manufacturing, pollution, or agricultural chemical applications. All stake holders must ensure that it does not contain detectible levels of environmental pollutants or chemical contamination. This helps in protecting

natural enzymes, pollens and biologically active compounds which differentiate high grade honey from other natural sweeteners. Honey is great alternative to sugar and retains most of its properties unlike sugar when processed. With refined sugar, in the process of manufacturing, nitrogen elements, organic acids, enzymes and vitamins in the sugar canes are destroyed while with honey, no real processing is required. Honey is ideal liver fuel because it contains a nearly 1:1 ratio of fructose to glucose. Fructose “unlocks” the enzyme from the liver cell’s nucleus that is necessary for incorporation of glucose into glycogen. Honey has got healthier Glycemic Index [GI], which measures the negative impact of given food on the blood-glucose level.

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AGRI BUSINESS & FOOD INDUSTRY  

India's only monthly magazine having maximum presence in National & International Exhibitions. Regular topics cover the food processing sect...

AGRI BUSINESS & FOOD INDUSTRY  

India's only monthly magazine having maximum presence in National & International Exhibitions. Regular topics cover the food processing sect...

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