Man has used honey for food and health purposes for thousands of
years. Honey is not only delicious, it is very beneficial for our health.
Here are some facts about honey and its uses.
- Honey is also the only food known to never “go bad.” All honey will
crystallize over time, but may be reliquified in a hot-water bath or in
- It is proven to moderately to greatly reduce allergy symptoms by
taking it daily with other food or under the tongue. For this to work,
the honey must be from one’s region (usually within a 55 mile radius)
- https://live.psu.edu/story/27584 is a website which shows recent
studies proving the effectiveness of stifling coughs in children to be
better than any over-the-counter medicines.
- It is known to expedite healing of wounds, even in those with
diabetes and poor healing ability. It has a built-in hydrogen peroxide
and is also known as a hygroscopic agent; meaning it absorbs
moisture from its environment. This hygroscopicity makes it difficult
for bacteria to survive in cuts and sores.
- Honey goes well with cinnamon on breakfast cereal. It is also
delicious as a topping for vanilla ice cream. Most everyone knows
how great it is with hot, buttered biscuits! It is a great syrup for
pancakes and can be used to make dipping sauces (eg:honeymustard)
more easily than sugar as it is already in a liquid form.
- Most bakers use it in their breads in stead of sugar because the
hygroscopic nature keeps the bread moist.
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