What is Buckwheat honey? Despite the name, buckwheat is not a cereal grain, but the seed of Fagopyrum esculentum, a plant related to sorrels and rhubarb. Planted as a second crop or in cooler climates, a short growing season makes buckwheat the predominant flora available to bees for nectar collection. The honey produced from buckwheat is dark, amber-coloured, and rich in antioxidants.
Buckwheat contains rutin which strengthens capillary walls and magnesium, helping blood vessels relax and decreasing blood pressure, so the herb is traditionally used to improve circulation and heart health. Recent research has focused on the antioxidant benefits of buckwheat honey to cardiovascular health. A 2004 Cornell University newsletter reported on a study showing volunteers, who drank 80 g of a buckwheat honey drink, increased their antioxidant capacity by 7 per cent. Increasing antioxidant capacity helps reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol which is good for the heart.
The dark, amber-coloured buckwheat honey in Bee Heart Healthy is a 100% pure unprocessed Canadian honey to which we have added a wild blueberry extract for that extra antioxidant punch. Like all NutraBee, pure gourmet honey products, this is a rich-tasting, healthy honey everyone can enjoy.
How to Use
- 1 teaspoon (10 g) per day to start.
- Add to Greek yogurt or fruit for breakfast
- For a health tonic, add to
a shake, smoothie or add to
warm water as a tea.
Honey Health Tip - Mrs. Bee
’s Heart Healthy Breakfast
For a heart healthy breakfast, add your favorite berries (try blueberries) to ½ cup of low fat yogurt and top with one teaspoon of Bee Heart Healthy. For added texture, sprinkle crunchy granola on top.
Bee Heart Healthy Product Information
Made by NutraBee, Bee Heart Healthy is a dark, robust, 100% pure unprocessed Canadian buckwheat honey combined with wild blueberries. Made by NutraBee, purveyors of Pure Gourmet Honey Products, this product is available in two sizes: Regular 330 g/7.8 fluid oz bottles and Tall 700 g/16.9 fluid oz. bottles. Serving size, 1 teaspoon, 10 g. Servings per regular bottle, 33. Servings per tall bottle, 70. Discount available when ordering 3 or more bottles.