Smell and color
Pure acacia honey has a delicate, floral aroma. (Acacia honeys with a strong scent are usually the result of adulterating the honey by introducing an infusion of acacia flowers.) Acacia honey is nearly colorless immediately after harvest, although the color will vary depending on the honeycombs in which it was made. Thus, acacia honey in consumer markets ranges from colorless to straw yellow or light yellow.
Acacia honey can be used to treat ulcers, insomnia, stress, asthenia, neurosis, cough, loss of appetite, and digestive problems. Acacia honey is thought to improve heart and liver function, as well as to increase the percentage of hemoglobin in the blood. Acacia honey is ideal for treating coughs because it has an antiseptic effect. Due to its low acid content, acacia honey is also used to treat digestive problems caused to the abundant secretion of gastric acid. Acacia honey also has a low pollen content and therefore does not produce allergic reactions. It is thought to be an excellent tonic for pregnant women, children, and people in convalescence.