The secret behind the unusual and healthy sugar found in egg honey has been uncovered by researchers at the University of Queensland in collaboration with Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services.
The team discovered that the sugar trellus, which is not found in any other honey or is a major ingredient in other foods, is being tested in bees’ intestines.
UQ Organic chemist and lead researcher, Dr. Natasha Handfordford, has been puzzling about the origin of this unusual sugar since the discovery of high levels of sugar in the honey.
“Some of the trees that inseparable bees collect and take to their nests may be in their carcasses — because unlike the European bees that store honey in a honeycomb-only honeycomb, pure bees store honey in small pots made of honey. A mixture of honey and tree gum. ”
Flawless bees are found in tropical and subtropical parts of the world.
The largest, European honey bees (Apis mellifera) They produce a huge amount of honey, and are the world’s largest honey producers.
However, honey, which is highly regarded as a special food, is known for its medicinal properties and is highly valued in local cultures.
“Trehalol is slowly digesting and there is no sudden increase in blood glucose from other sugars,” says Dr. Handerford.
She said the UNC team was interested in increasing the trehalulose content in egg honey, which could be more valuable than immobilized honey.
“Australia’s pure bees used to feed limited colonies Tetragonula Carbonaria The most common sugars found in cauliflower – sugar, glucose and fructose.
What we have found is that the bees have the unique ability to convert sugar into trellis and produce trehalulose-rich honey in their intestines.
Indigenous plants, such as Gravelia and Banksia, are believed to have high levels of nectar in sugarcane, and bees from these plants are believed to naturally produce trehalulose-rich honey.
The group can also convert a large amount of trelluss into “honey” when ingested beeswax.
But “honey” from table sugar does not meet the requirements of true honey, says Dr. Handerford.
The honey produced in the laboratory is actually fake honey, and we can distinguish it from natural honey by isotope experiment.
“This trehalulose-rich syrup may be a secondary product like pure bees, but not honey.
“Eating only table sugar is not good for the hive.
Honey contains complex plant chemicals that are essential for breeding and colonization.
The Yuaki team is currently working to identify a variety of vegetables with high levels of nectar in the crop.
“We want to examine the sugar content of nectar in crops such as macadamia, lychee and avocado, and whether stagnant bee reproduction in these crops can cause high trellus in honey,” he said.
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