What we need to know about HONEY
There are many varieties of honey determined by the plants where the bees have collected the nectar. One example is Orange blossom honey. When orange blossoms fill the air with sweet perfume, bees are busy making choice golden honey. Genuine orange blossom honey is light amber in color, heavy in body, and has the aroma of a grove in bloom.
Honey is also available in different forms to choose from. These include liquid honey (which can be filtered and heated) or RAW, comb or solid (granulated or crystallized).
Liquid (filtered) honey is free of visible crystals. It is obtained by uncapping the combs and forcing the honey from the cells by centrifugal motion. It differs from comb honey only in the absence of the wax and that it may have seen some heat.
Raw honey has never been filtered or heated; it is removed from the comb in the same manner as liquid honey and bottled immediately. The natural benefits of this wonderful product is not disturbed by the heating or filtering process.
Comb honey, as its name indicated, is the honey in the comb as stored by the bees. Usually comb honey is served in its original size or cut into individual portions. This can be done by cutting the comb honey into squares with a knife dipped in boiling water. Chilling it thirty minutes before serving prevents loss of honey from the comb. Serve the individual pieces with a cocktail and some cheese. Yum!
What is the Truth about HONEY
Honey is the only natural sweetener that does not have to be refined and it is the only one that is not. Therefore, nothing is added or taken away, making it the world’s only perfect sweetener.
There are as many colors and kinds of honey as there are plants from which the bees make the honey, depending on the kind of flower from which the nectar is taken.
Honey differs chemically from any other sweetener. Honey contains minerals, nutrients, vitamins, acids and natural sugar, which table sugar or any artificial sweetener does not have.
Honey is one of the only food products that will not spoil. It has been found some of the Egyptian pyriamid tombs.
Honey has no “empty” calories only “natural” calories, everything the body needs to build and rebuild itself without adding weight.
Honey is nature’s mystery. Bees do not make the honey from the nectar they gather by any chemical action. It is transformed into honey by enzymes produced in the honey sac, which converts the natural sucrose into honey.
No person has ever identified all the ingredients of honey or knows exactly how it is made. Medical scientists have found that bacteria can not live in honey, while sugar breeds bacteria. Agricultural scientists have tested honey produced from plants heavily sprayed with pesticides and found that it never contains even a trace of any foreign chemical.