Have you ever wondered why that extra jar of honey in your pantry never goes bad?
Let’s dive into some of the most interesting facts about honey and its unique uses.
Honey is a delicious liquid produced by bees from flower nectar. For thousands of years, people all around the world have raved about honey’s health advantages. For over 5000 years, practitioners all around the world have utilized honey as a trusted source.
According to clinical studies, honey can help heal wounds and burns,fight infections and relieve cold and flu symptoms.
Interesting facts about honey, I bet you didn’t know
1. Bacteria cannot survive in honey due to its low moisture content. Honey’s acidity kills most of the bacteria and organisms that can also ruin other foods.
2. It can be eaten for years, even decades, but because it is an organic product, it may change over time. Changes in honey may include a ;
- Darker color
- Thicker viscosity
- Distinct taste than original
3. Honey is the only insect-produced food that is consumed by both the insect and humans.
4. Raw honey may contain extra components, such as bee pollen and propolis, which have antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Ancient honey uses
- Ancient Egyptian women applied honey to linen as they believed it would prevent pregnancy.
- Most of the medicines created in Egypt contained honey with wine and milk.
- During ruling times in Europe, honey was collected by the lords as a source of revenue in the form of a tax.
Thanks to the bees for continuously doing their job and creating the golden jar of goodness that lasts several years, honey is one of the best additions to not only our nutrition, but also for our body,skin and hair. Each type of it will give us its own marvelous benefits. So I say, start stacking up on it!