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Friday, April 30, 2010

Honey: An Amazing Product of Nature

There is so much to learn and say about this amazing product of nature that it was hard to decide what to post, but here's a beginning:


  • Is made up of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and antioxidants, among other good things. (details here and here)
  • Is a bifidobacteria that aids in digestion. (details here and here)
  • Helps the body absorb minerals such as calcium. (details)
  • Never expires! Bacteria can’t grow in honey because it has a low water content and a relatively high acidic level, which creates a low pH environment. (details)
  • Is not just for internal use. Being hygroscopic, it is also great for the skin and hair. (details)
  • Is antibacterial, so it’s great for wound care. (details)
  • Can boost energy, build the immune system, and is a natural remedy for some ailments (like arthritis and allergies). (details)
  • 1 Tb. of honey has 64 calories and 1 Tb. of sugar has 46 calories, so honey does have more calories than sugar. However, since honey is sweeter than sugar, we use less of it. Click here for more information on the differences between honey and sugar.

If you need a little help finding a honey distributor in your area, try this website. I'm sure not every distributor is listed here, but it's a starting point. You can also do an internet search for "local honey" or "bees" and the name of your city or state.


Vicki said...

Have you ever tried Agave Nectar? Sweeter than honey and sugar with significantly less calories. I don't know any other major details about it, but it's easy to cook with and tastes yummy too!

Katrina said...

Yes, I have, but I've never bought it. I know it's quite expensive, but I've been interested in learning more about it.

iceburgindian said...

I knew a couple of these things about honey but it was so interesting to be that informed.I had no idea. :) Like always...


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