Purple honey is produced in North Carolina, the reason for which is being sought. Photo: File
North Carolina: Honey is a complete food and healing blessing, but in a certain part of North Carolina in the US, bees produce purple honey instead of golden, black or traditional colored honey. So far the exact reason has not been revealed.
This honey grows in the sand dunes of North Carolina and looks like the saliva of an alien in a science fiction movie. But purple honey is now very popular and consumers from all over the world are interested in it. But it is also extremely rare.
It is sweeter in taste than traditional honey, which may be due to the specific fruits found in the area, the juice of which bees suck. Some pictures of honey bottles went viral on the Reddit website, which has sparked further debate.
The color of honey depends to some extent on the juice of the flowers. Some people believe that its purple color is due to blueberries and huckleberries. Some people believe that sucking the flowers of a certain type of plant, kodzu, gives the honey its purple color, etc. But one scientist has given it some thought.
According to John Ambrose, a professor at North Carolina State University, this is happening due to the interaction of acid and aluminum in the bees’ stomachs. The soil in this area contains this metal which is also reaching the plants and flowers and this is probably why the purple honey is produced only in this area.
Honey eaters have reported that it also has the flavor of certain types of berries, but is much sweeter. It should be noted that its price is very high as compared to conventional honey because honey is scarce and the customers are many, even people from all over the world want to buy it.
Donald Dees, a beekeeper who makes honey, said he was unable to fulfill orders after it went viral on the Internet. Even now they have shut down their website.