Marthandam Honey is produced by the Marthandam Beekeepers Co-operative Society which is recognized by the Village Industries Commission and certified by the board. It started in 1937 with 25 members and now there are 1400 members in the society. The honey taken from Marthandam forest areas is agmarked and supplied over India.
The honey production is seasonal based on climate conditions. It is maximum between February and April every year.
This Society is giving employment to more than 10000 rural people and helping them survive. Like other forest honey, Marthandam honey also treats skin problems, coughs, and colds, boosts immunity, prevents LDL levels, and improves energy in the body.
Honey has been always a miracle medicine for humans. It is easy to incorporate into a daily diet. The raw unprocessed honey is high in iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B2, B3, B5, B6, C, and calcium. It also has glucose, fructose, phosphate, and sodium chlorine.
A typical profile of raw natural honey is,
- Ash: 0.2%
- Fructose: 38.2%
- Glucose: 31.3%
- Higher sugars: 1.5%
- Maltose: 7.1%
- Sucrose: 1.3%
- Water: 17.2%
- Other/undetermined: 3.2%
- the pH level of honey: Between 3.2 and 4.5