Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of
the genus Apis. The wax is formed into "scales" by eight
wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments 4 through 7 of worker bees, who
discard it in or at the hive. The hive workers collect and use it for comb
structural stability, to form cells for honey-storage and larval and pupal
comfort and protection within the bee hive. Chemically, beeswax consists mainly
of esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols.
Beeswax has applications in human food and flavoring, for example as a glazing agent. It is edible, in the sense of having similar negligible toxicity to plant waxes, and is approved for food use in the European Union under the E number E901. However, the wax monoesters in beeswax are poorly hydrolysed in the guts of humans and other mammals, so have insignificant nutritional value. Some birds, such as honeyguides, can digest beeswax. Charma provides good quality natural bees wax.
*Minimum order: 70,000đ/100g
- Product Code: Beeswax
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: 70,000VND