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The Miracles of Honey + Honey Facts

The Miracles Of Honey + Honey Facts

Recently, while in my MOPS meeting, one of the ladies gave a speech on honey.  It was our Momology moment, and I have to say that subconsciously I learned a little.  I thought it would be some great information to pass on to you.  Keep in mind that MOPS is a Christian-based organization; and, while she was giving facts of honey, she was relaying them back to Jesus.  For example, honey never goes bad and you can forget about it on your shelf forever and it will always be there.  Just one example for those who are interested.  Now onto the Miracles of Honey.

For thousands of years honey was the only source of concentrated sugar.  This left it to be widely used for many ailments and problems – just as it continues to be  used today.  Honey is still used to combat fatigue, allergies, and cold symptoms.  Don’t forget its also used to help with mental efficiency.
The nectar itself is mostly sucrose and water, and then the bees add the enzymes to form the actual honey.  Once the enzymes are added, a chemical change takes place that allows honey to never spoil.  Because of theses chemical changes, honey is 80% natural sugar and sweeter than table sugar.  Honey contains an average of 18% water – the less water present the higher the quality of the honey.  

-The vitamins present in honey are B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, and certain amino acids.

-The minerals found in honey include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.  

– The ingredients in honey are water, pollen, fructose, glucose, organic acids,
proteins and enzymes.
– Got a small wound or burn?  Apply honey to the bandage to help heal and prevent scarring.
– One tablespoon of natural sweetener honey contains 64 calories.   
– Honey is the only sweetener that isn’t man-made and has healing effects. 
– Honey contains natural minerals and vitamins which help us to metabolize undesirable cholesterol while promoting better health.
– Honey will not ferment in our stomach to pose any danger of bacterial invasion.  Table sugar and sucrose can.  
– Honey is the most ideal fuel for burning our body fat stores during sleep due to its 1:1 ratio of fructose and glucose.
– Cool fact: It takes 50,000 bees to produce 500 lbs of honey in one year! 
– Honey can help lessen your allergies if you eat honey that is made in the area that you live in.
**Please remember not to feed honey to infants under the age of one as it can contain botulism.  Although this is not harmful to adults, it can be deadly to children under one** 
Colors of Honey
White Color is from Clovers and Alfalfas
Very Light Amber Color is from Wildflowers
Light Amber Color is from Orange Blossoms
Plain Amber Color is from Buckwheats, Tupelos and Others.
The colors of honey comes from the nectar of the plants.
The lightest colors of honey have the mildest flavors, while the darker colors have fuller flavors.
Cooking with Honey – check out these yummy sounding recipes.