Overview of Organic Honey:
Honey is considered organic when the bees get their nectar from flowers that are not treated with any chemicals or pesticides and is entirely different from raw honey. It is often considered impossible to collect organic honey in many countries as the farmers cannot control the destination of bees. The bees can even fly longer distances to find the flowers and collect the nectar required for their harvesting.
The global organic honey market was worth USD 530 million in 2017 and expected to cross USD 690 million by 2022 at the average annual growth rate of 4.83% from 2014. The organic honey market has faced some serious pressures in the recent years but able to withstand the storm to maintain positive growth and tends to increase more in the following years to come.
Organic honey eliminates the risk of contaminants in the regular honey as it is certified and does not involve the use of pesticides, antibiotics or any other synthetic ingredients. Organic honey has diverse applications such as used after workouts to propel muscle recovery, acts as a natural sweetener, in the treatment of stress, fatigue, insomnia, coughing, sore throat and other respiratory infections in children.
The honey is considered organic only after it is certified from respective regulatory bodies such as United States Department of Agriculture Organic (USDA Organic), European Union Regulation (EEC), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and so on, varied for each country. Several guidelines like from where the nectar is gathered, the foraging area of honey bees and their management, process of extracting honey, logistics, temperature standards, and packaging materials are considered before certifying organic honey.
Manuka honey is the most preferred variety of organic honey among the customers, and Europe holds the dominant position with approximately 40% of the total market share of the global organic honey industry.
The increase in the global population, improved production, advanced logistics, and strong supply chain across the world are promoting the global organic honey market along with the increased ability of purchases and changes in the storage and transport facilities. However, fluctuations in the environment, storage for longer durations and total production are few factors that can inhibit the growth of the worldwide organic honey industry.
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