As we all know, honey packs a bunch of health benefits. Some of them include having antibacterial and antifungal properties, able to heal wounds, helps for digestive issues, soothes sore throat, it is a phytonutrient powerhouse and it contains a lot of antioxidants.
There's a scientific reason why you shouldn't raise the temperature of honey. Heating anything that contains sugar will release a chemical named hydroxymethylfurfural or HMF that is carcinogenic in nature.
If you don't understand the grammar above, what I'm simply trying to say is the temperature increase allowed for honey is less than 140 degrees. This temperature is much less than your glass of hot milk. So please desist from adding homey to hot liquids. Apart from the above reason, here are some other reasons:
Heat destroys enzymes so anytime you heat honey, the enzymes are going to be destroyed in the process and it will dilute a large portion of the medicinal value of the honey. The properties of honey will change in the process and turn toxic or hazardous for your health.
Do not also add honey to boiling water. Warm water is fine but a temperature above 42 degrees can cause the honey to change irrevocably making it indigestible.
Heating honey too much will destroy Invertase- an important enzyme. Now that you know this, ignorance is the only devil. Please share so that others can see and save lives in the process.
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