European imports rising in volume

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       Europe is the second largest global producer of honey. However, it is not self-sufficient and is dependent on honey imports from other countries. In fact, around 40% of Europe’s consumption needs are met through honey imports.  
       European imports of honey increased considerably between 2011 and 2015, amounting to more than 339,000 tonnes in 2015.

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Honey Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016 2022

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        Retaining the sweetness in food products & beverages has become a rugged task for manufacturers as consumers continue to be skeptical about the genuineness of such sugars. More and more people in the world are victims of diabetes, urging F&B companies to cautiously include artificial sweeteners as well as natural sugars. But, a quick fix for this global dilemma is the inclusion of pure honey in production of sweets, food products and drinks. Easy availability and organic nature of honey make it one of the most aptly-applicable sweet in the world. Furthermore, the sugary content in honey renders it edible for diabetic patients, encouraging food and beverage producers to replace any other sweeteners with honey. Food preparation methods, as common as baking, have integrated the use of honey, while consumers are buying packaged honey to replace sugars from their morning beverages such as tea or coffee.

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Cashews - Health Benefits

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Heart-Protective Monounsaturated Fats
         Not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 82% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 66% of this unsaturated fatty acid content are heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, similar to those found in olive oil. Studies of diabetic patients show that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, can help to reduce high triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are a form in which fats are carried in the blood, and high triglyceride levels are associated with an increased risk for heart disease, so ensuring you have some monounsaturated fats in your diet by enjoying cashews is a good idea, especially for persons with diabetes.

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