SERDANG: Malaysia has taken the initiative to develop kelulut honey as a superfood, said Mardi director-general Datuk Dr Sharif Haron.
He said the honey which comes from stingless bees, or meliponines, contains up to 10 times more antioxidants than regular honey.
“That makes it a superfood,” he said, adding that the high amounts of nutrients and antioxidants in such products were claimed to be beneficial for health.
The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute’s initiative included developing Malaysia’s own benchmark for kelulut honey by June next year.
According to him, there was a huge export market for the honey as a superfood. Continue reading “Sweet profit in stingless bee farms”