When it comes to honey, it’s an ingredient that is quite versatile. It could show up in everything from an appetizer to a dessert to everything in between. Simpler uses include sweetening tea or spreading it on bread or biscuitd. Regardless its use, it’s always a sweet treat to any food or beverage, so l present to you 10 Things to Know About Honey.
A Cure All? The popular and varied uses of honey as a medicine in ancient Egypt can be seen in Egyptian medical texts dating back to about 2,500 B.C. In these texts, honey is listed in hundreds of remedies.
In Ancient Times: Honey collection is an ancient activity. Eva Crane’s The Archaeology of Beekeeping states that humans began hunting for honey at least 10,000 years ago. She evidences this with a cave painting in Valencia, Spain. The painting is a Mesolithic rock painting, showing two female honey-hunters collecting honey and honeycomb from a wild bee hive. The two women are depicted in the nude, carrying baskets, and using a long wobbly ladder in order to reach the wild nest.
Coughing? What Coughing? A tablespoon of honey is more effective to soothe a cough than a cough syrup
No Spoiling Here: Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.
Natural First Aid: Antimicrobial benefits of all honey work as a natural Neosporin on wounds and wounds will often heal even faster using honey.
White Man’s Flies: North American natives called honey bees “white man’s flies” because they were brought to North America by colonists.
Flower Love: It takes about 2 million flower visits by honeybees to produce 1 pound of honey.
Hay Fever Relief: Eating a little local honey will make you “immune’ to pollens in the area.
Energy Booster: It only takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world.
Brain Food: Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water; and it’s the only food that contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.