FAQ(Part 1)

What is Proline?

Proline (chemical formula: C5H9NO2) is a proteinogenic amino acid used in protein structure. It is one of the twenty major amino acids that make up a protein biosynthesis. Its genetic codes are: CCU,CCG,CCA,CCC
There are various amino acids in natural honey, and proline is the most important; it also has the largest share.
High levels of proline in honey indicate the high quality of honey, one of the most critical factors in detecting natural and counterfeit honey.
Proline plays a critical role in the capillary walls, corneas, skin collagen, and bones.
The proline amount of honey depends on the plant type, nectar, and pollen, weather conditions, bees, heating, and honey storing conditions.

What is monofloral honey?

Monofloral honey is made by a bee that collects all nectar from a specific flower, making the honey have unique taste and smell. To make monofloral honey, the plant density of a particular flower (ex: Manna or Jujube) in a pasture needs to be high; moreover, the activity of the bee needs to be focused on the mentioned flower.

How are your bees fed in winter?

Often, the savings for the winter is put aside from the honey produced in the hives. To clarify, we are to say that some panels—while collecting—are not touched to be there for a cold season like winter.

Why the current order tastes differently from the previous one?

Due to different conditions of pastures and the honey produced by beekeepers, there is a slight amount of difference in taste, smell, or even color. Since there are different plant varieties in varied pastures, mixing nectar may happen even in mono-floral honey, which is quite familiar. This subject may be seen more often in multi-floral honey, but the same worries are less common in mono-floral honey due to its producing plant’s nectar dominance. In conclusion, what that has been into which we put all efforts is collecting what bees find in nature.
Rest assured that it’s of our concern to provide our beloved customers with the least difference. In short, it’s our effort to conclude no quality reduction. Honey is not formulated by men or entirely produced by industrial processes. To clarify, honey is far from such human-made human-processed products as soda, biscuits, and so on. The golden point lies in the fact that this nectar is collected in the zones filled with various flowers, most of which happen to be beneficial, leading to a difference in taste and smell of the honey.

What differences may occur in different varieties of honey?

The one and only difference is in the plant from which bees produce the nectar. Our beekeepers establish beehive colonies at various pastures with different plant diversity to harvest honey with a different taste, smell, and plant origin. For instance, we harvest citrus honey by establishing beehive colonies at citrus orchards, coriander honey at coriander farms, Persian Sidr honey at Jujube pastures, and Persian Gaz Honey at Milkvetch plains.

Is it possible to have honey with tea, hot water, or warm herbal teas?

It is recommended that honey not be in contact with warm or hot aquatic conditions, since some enzymes would be inactivated or even not functional. Sometimes, it will lead to the loss of enzymes. It is best to use honey in aquatic conditions, which are colder than 45 degrees Celsius.

How pollen can be used and/or eaten?

There have been many different recommendations for such vital question but since it is of our honor to bring you the best, the answer will be a result of such endeavor. On one hand, two tablespoons daily (approximately 10 to 30 grams) are recommended for a period of 30 to 40 days. This must be noted that this would only be with no further side effects if one has no experience of showing allergy to any pollen of any kinds. Pollen can be chewed or taken orally; Put a few pollen grains in your mouth so that it mixes well with your saliva and take it in—gently definitely. You can also have pollen with such drinks as honey syrup, juices, and even lukewarm milk. Using pollen in various desserts, hot or cold beverages, cakes, and so forth can improve its nutritious value and guarantee your well. It is of importance to remember that having fresh and high-quality pollen at least for one month in spring would be of value

What differences may one face when choosing between honey harvested in Iran and those of other countries?

A great variety of nectar-producing and fragrant plants in honey production –which are mostly medicinal and aromatic which lead to production a broad range of high-quality honey in Iran. Moreover, extraordinary climate has definitely enabled individuals to produce without the need of any chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers. According to what was mentioned, Natural honey produced in apiaries of Iran, in addition to variety, is also of good quality in terms of consisting chemical residues. As a result, these would most likely be one of the-highest-quality kinds of honey produced in the world.

Is there any particular honey known to be capable of treating diabetes?

Considering our experience, some particular kinds of honey, such as the pure and natural Persian Sidr, Zul, and Persian mountains honey, have a positive long-term effect on blood sugar reduction, insulin resistance reduction (reverse), and reduces the impact of high blood sugar on other organs. This is while it is believed that honey cannot fully cure diabetes Nonetheless, it must be considered that honey is a saturated solution of sugars, so one is to consume moderately in order for them to yield the best results.

What is multi-floral honey?

Natural honey can be divided into two major categories—monofloral & multi-floral– based on their plant origin. Based on the production zone; The multi-floral honey can be divided into three main categories;
Mountain multi-floral honey
Plain multi-floral honey
Jungle multi-floral honey
Multifloral honey is a high-quality product with different color, taste, and smell based on plant pollen in different years.

Why do some kinds of honey show different levels of consistency?

As a result of high humidity in northern Iran regions, some variety of such honey as citrus may contain higher moisture content. Indeed, this moisture content is standard and not considered defective. However, honey harvested in hot or dry zones – comparing to temperate humid climates—tends to be higher in MC—moisture content. To name a few:
-Persian Gaz
-Persian Sidr
One notice that is to be paid heed to is that these factors are supposed to be measured at room temperature (25 ℃, 77 ℉)
Due to its unique compounds, honey may have high consistency and seems consistent in high-temperature areas. However, it may seem less consistent in low-temperature areas like refrigerators.

How does honey prevent or control diabetes?

Honey is a complex compound which consists of more than 45 varieties of sugars and is high in vitamins, Amino acids, minerals, Polyphenols, and high nutrition values. Furthermore, moderate, controlled, and obviously long-term consumption of honey can prevent diabetes as well as reducing the symptoms of such disease.

Which honey is tastier?

The interest in honey’s taste solely depends on individuals’ preferences. Also, according to the variety of mono-floral honey in Iran, it’s filled with hardship and difficulty in determining which honey is the most delicious. However, The Persian Gaz, Persian Sidr, Citrus, Mountain, and multi-floral honey have an excellent taste.

May the crystallization of honey be considered as its originality and quality?

The answer is not what the public believes; crystallization in any form is the physical process of solutions of sugars being saturated, including honey, which is not related to honey quality. It is not possible to determine whether the honey is not-naturally-harvested or natural based on its crystallization. Determining the quality of honey is only possible in specialized honey laboratories.

Is there any particular honey known to be capable of treating diabetes?

Considering our experience, some particular kinds of honey, such as the pure and natural Persian Sidr, Zul, and Persian mountains honey, have a positive long-term effect on blood sugar reduction, insulin resistance reduction (reverse), and reduces the impact of high blood sugar on other organs. This is while it is believed that honey cannot fully cure diabetes. Nonetheless, it must be considered that honey is a saturated solution of sugars, so one is to consume moderately in order for them to yield the best results.

What is the best Iranian honey, and where is it harvested?

Despite the fact that there may be many factors affecting quality of honey harvested in Iran, we have put all our effort into providing the most vital ones. Unique variation of plant species (more than 8000 species identified), different zones with multiple climates (11 zones available from total of 13); Besides, four-seasoned nature of Iran results in a vast majority of honey, each discriminating in terms of color, taste, odor, active ingredients, and medicinal values. Scientifically speaking, none of Iranian types of honey are of absolute dominance prior to another. Based on their active ingredients, each of them carries unique medicinal values. Medicinal verification of such honey is subject to scientific researches. However, people may prefer different types of honey, based on preferences. In general, honey from arid and semi-arid zones such as Persian Gaz and Persian Sidr, may contain more fragrance and less moisture due to containing higher amount of active ingredient in nectar.
In conclusion, almost all natural and healthy types of Iranian honey are of high quality where individuals—considering what it is thought to be needed—may be capable of having the right choice of various kinds.

May color of honey be a proper factor to assess quality?

It is not necessarily possible to determine honey quality based on its color. However, findings have shown that color of honey is based on the origins of the plants. Honey color might vary based on its plant origin, plus factors that impact its nectar color. As an example, Persian Gaz honey is of light color, or Persian Sidr is of light to dark color (variable). Although the natural honey color may differ from light to dark, only being light or dark in color is not a good quality determination factor

Is honey at risk of being expired or spoiled?

Generally, the answer to this is not as public idea already believes so, but it’s recommended to have fresh honey. Honey aged less than two years is of higher priority to be consumed. Honey quality may reduce over time—due to effects of long-term storage.

FAQ(Part 2)

Why FRC?

FRC is one of the oldest, well-trusted and diverse Honey, Propolis and  pollen Manufacturer and exporter.
Proud to announce we are the leading company in the private label/retail industry, allow our customers to design their desired packaging based on the market demand, rules and regulation.
According to the most updated standards and rules with the best high-tech equipment and machinery, we design safety, quality and legality into our products and manufacturing processes.

More than an exporter, we will be your consultant.

We love our clients.

What does FRC stands for?

FRC stands for Fair, Responsible, Consultant

Fairtrade is a keyword from the combination of “emotions , fairness, and humanity ” which are rooted in human nature.
Responsible to the customer
More than an exporter, your Consultant

Where are you located?

FRC’s head office is in Esfahan-Iran, we can supply our loyal customers from our worldwide offices as well. we have our marketing team in 5 continents offering 24/7 online customer services.

What are your opening hours?

SAT –THU 8:00-18:00 IRST (GMT+3:30) Friday is the weekend in Iran, but we are always online on whatsapp: +989133088253, +98 9134261726

How do we contact you?

We prefer all communications by e-mail to export@frchoney.com , info@frchoney.com,where your messages will route to the appropriate department. Of course, you may also use a telephone or fax to connect us.

How long are prices valid?

Prices vary based on quantity, payment, and shipping terms. Therefore prices quoted based on requests. All prices are subject to our final confirmation unless otherwise mentioned in the quotation. Mostly all prices are valid for three calendar days.

How can we place orders?

It is better to place an order by email our professional marketing team will get back at due course.

What are your minimum order quantities?

We do our best to deliver the goods at the lowest possible price to our customers.it is better to check the minimum order quantity with our sales experts case by case.

What are your shipping terms?

Normal shipment is “by sea”. Shipment by air, couriers, post parcel can also be arranged upon request.

How fast can you make shipments? How fast can we receive goods?

Transit period depends on a wide variety of factors – such as order type, quantity, number of mixed products in one shipment, shipping mode, or delays at customs at destination. Normally Shipments can be made within 2-3weeks from date of receipt of order.

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