Origin of Sidr Honey
Sidr honey is extracted from the nectar flower of the Sidr Lotte tree. This tree goes by various names across different countries. Beri tree, Bari Ber, Zuf Zuuf, Jujubee, and Hunnap are some of the names you’ll come across in places like Pakistan, Morocco, the Arabian Peninsula, and Turkey respectively. Some of these areas are also where Sidr honey is the most common for its nutrition but also as organic herbal, and medical qualities.
What is Sidr Honey?
Sidr honey is miofloral honey. The bees collect the nectar from this Sidr (Lotte; Urdu: Beri) tree. Sidr honey was used to be given as gifts to kings and princes to express appreciation and loyalty. This royal honey possesses some powerful medical and healing qualities as well. It is well known for its usage as an organic skincare product so much so that it even heals the burn marks from your skin. Applying it to fresh wounds soothes and heals them quickly.
Sidr honey is found to have as much as 75-150 mg ascorbic acid per 100g, while other honey has less than 5mg per 100g. Research has found that darker honey like the Royal Sidr Cave honey has higher antioxidant properties which help combat the signs of aging.
How Sidr Honey Should Taste
The flavor of Sidr honey, as well as its color and density, can vary depending upon the region from which it originates. It’s thick honey with a rich, lavish and buttery sweet taste. It has a golden light color, which darkens and turns reddish over time. When fresh and newly produced, it has been described as having the same aromatic smell of the Sidr tree in flower, mostly in October when it is extracted fresh from the Sidr (Beri) Trees.
The best Sidr trees are organic as they grow in Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and around Bhera and Sargodha where there are a lot of Beri Trees in Pakistan and no chemicals or drugs are used by the beekeepers, unlike in other areas of the world, such as the time-honored traditional methods.
We only work with beekeepers who do everything by hand and don't use machinery, with the honey poured, unheated and raw into containers, preserving its vital live nutrients that not only give us its special flavor but retain its healing properties too.
Health Benefits of Sidr honey
In addition to their many medicinal uses, Sidr berries are also extremely nutritious, something passed down to the honey and thanks to the rich soil of the delta range. This special raw honey is reported to be particularly good in aiding liver problems, stomach ulcers, respiratory infections, digestive problems, infected wounds, and burns and it helps strengthens the immune system and promotes general health and vitality, effective in COVID-19 for building up natural immune support in your body.
How To Use Sidr Honey
There are several ways you can consume Sidr Lotte honey. The simplest way is by consuming it directly. Anywhere from 1-3 teaspoons a day can make a significant difference in your overall health. You can also mix it in a glass of water and consume it as a drink. You can also use it in your tea as a substitute for sugar and a more natural organic sweetener. You can also consume it on bread, lattes, desserts, and much more.
I hope this article gave you a better idea and deep insight into what Sidr honey is and piques your interest in giving it a try. If so, be sure to check out our Facebook or online store and get your bottle today!