Composition of hone is gathered from different plants. In this topic we will discuss it details along with its chemical composition of honey.
- Fam. Rhamnaceae
- Ziziphus spina-christi (L) Willd
- Christ Thorn
Sidr plant belongs to the "Ziziphus" family of plants. The average tree size normally between 7-8 meters’ height. Branches are soft with gray-yellow color. Flowers of the plant are Yellow and it has round and Yellowish fruits which turn to reddish color when mature.
Sidr plant grows in coastal, desert, and semi-desert areas. It grows in India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Libya, Sudean, and the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. The plant grows extensively in the eastern part of Yemen.
Fruits of sidr trees were found to have a very high-energy value. Only dates, figs, raisins, and few other dried fruits have a higher value. The seeds are rich in protein, the leaves in Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium respectively.
Chemical Composition of Honey: