This wonderfully rich golden liquid is the miraculous product of honey bees and a naturally delicious alternative to white sugar.
The fascinating process of making honey begins when the bees feast on flowers, collecting the flower nectar in their mouths. This nectar then mixes with special enzymes in the bees' saliva, an alchemical process that turns it into honey. The bees carry the honey back to the hive where they deposit it into the cells of the hive's walls. The fluttering of their wings provides the necessary ventilation to reduce the moisture's content making it ready for consumption.
Modern research shows that honey:
* blocks the growth of oral bacteria
* coats the throat and reduces throat irritation
* is effective when used in the treatment of gastric or peptic stomach ulcers
* is effective in the treatment of various wounds and infections because of its antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal) properties.
* is also considered an antioxidant. This means it allows the blood to circulate better and provide more oxygen to areas of the body such as the brain.
* can also be used externally to promote healing when applied to wounds, even postoperative wounds
* has also been effective in its use to treat burns
* contains a variety of sugars and minerals and has been shown to be low in calories and useful as a sweetener for diabetics, people with heart disease or those who are overweight.