10 Things of Honey You May Not Have Known
Some deliciously miraculous ingredients are packed with Foresh's Honey.
Pure raw honeyhas many health advantages and has for centuries been used to encourage health and healing.
Although honey is produced all over the world,the North East Region of India and Maharashtra are the key areas for natural honey production & also known as the 'Beehive State'.
Fact No. 1
Honey never spoils, provided you keep it in high-quality, airtight containers. Research has shown that honey, when stored in the right conditions, has an infinite shelf life, with some of the oldest honey found in Egyptian tombs dating back several thousand years.
Honeycontains low levels of moisture and is naturally acidic, making it hard to produce spoiled bacteria. There is also a special enzyme contained in a bee's stomach that breaks down into chemicals that prevent bacteria and other organisms from developing.
HOW IS HONEY MADE?
Throughout the season, the production of honey is done by bees. To ensure their colonies have enough to eat during the cold winter months, they produce so much honey. The honey gives energy to the bees to vibrate their bodies, providing heat to keep the hive and the queen warm. The fact that it will take just two tablespoons of the amber liquid to support the flight of a bee around the world is even more fascinating.
Fact No. 2
Honey was a currency Germans held Honey as a high-value asset back in the 11th century. So much so that the lords of Germany used to compel the peasants to pay them with honey. As it was the ideal ingredient for sweetening beer, the precious honey was highly sought after.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING HONEY?
For medicinal purposes, honey has long been used. Honey has been used for a number of illnesses, including wounds, burns, infections, stomach ulcers, and more, due to its antibacterial properties. Often present in honey, pinocembrin, an antioxidant, is effective in enhancing the functioning of the human brain. Honey also has levels of antioxidants equivalent to apples, spinach, strawberries, and oranges.
Fact no. 3:
Honey is the only recognised food that has all the ingredients required to keep you alive is honey. In order to give the body energy, it contains water, vitamins, minerals, and essential enzymes.
Although it is true that most honey is made by busy bees, there is a form of wasp that makes honey as well. The Mexican honey wasp produces large quantities of honey, but due to the flowers from which it absorbs the pollen, some of its honey production may be poisonous.
Fact no. 4:
Honey is the only food product created by an insect that humans eat.
What is unique about honeybees ?
The great example of this is shown in the movie “bee” 2007. But here is some clarification to give you a brief idea. Bees also pollinate flowers and crops during the process of gathering pollen to produce honey, providing about one third of all food consumed in India. The ecosystem and the economy in India will suffer greatly without pollination by bees.
Fact no. 5:
Flavours of honey
There is quite a selection of honey when it comes to flavour, and each taste and colour will depend on the source of the collected nectar bees. Multiflora, litchi,white cream and acacia honey are among the common honeys. And eucalyptus honey is present, giving the faint taste of menthol. Honey colours are classified by numbers, with the darkest colour being indicated by the highest number. Granulation, which is the time it takes the honey to crystalize, or granulate, is also valued for honey. Raw honey that is unfiltered can granulate faster than filtered. With a hot water wash, granulated honey can be made liquid again.
Fact no. 6:
To make one pound of honey, two million flowers would need to be visited by bees and travel about 55,000 miles.
How bees grow
The term "brood" is used to describe young bees in all types, ranging from eggs to larvae to pupae. A bee brood has such a lovely ring to it, doesn't it? It sounds much better to me than a swarm of bees. They are put directly to work once bees are fully formed. Their first duty is to become a "nurse bee" which means they take care of the brood. The babies are the babysitters.
Fact no. 7: (fun fact)
Bees communicate with each other by dancing, when honey bees come back to the hive with pollen for honey-making, they perform a little dance to let the rest of the hive know where the good flowers are located. The bee will then turn the collected nectar into honey by adding enzymes from their stomach and reducing moisture by flapping their wings at a high rate of speed.
How Honey Gets Its Color, Fragrance, and Taste?
The look and taste of honey depends on the type of flower that provides the nectar and can also be influenced in various regions by weather conditions. Lighter-colored honeys are typically milder in flavour (such as clover, tupelo, and alfalfa), whereas amber-colored honeys are more moderately flavoured (such as orange blossom, avocado, and eucalyptus). The more intensely coloured honeys have the most strong flavour of all, such as those from buckwheat and knotweed (sometimes known as bamboo or Japanese bamboo).
Fact no. 8:
Honey comes in all flavours and colours. According to the source of the flower nectar, area, soil and atmosphere, the colour, taste and even scent can vary widely. The honey also appears to darken and alter the taste in warmer temperatures, storage and age. The white foam" that appears is actually air at the top of the honey. The product of tiny air bubbles in the honey escaping to the top of the bottle is this "foam." So next time you see it, don't chuck your honey out!
Is Honey Good or Bad for You?-
Raw honey,nutritionally speaking, contains small quantities of a wide range of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and antioxidants that combat disease, potentially making it better than granulated white sugar (table sugar). It has many human helping properties like health benefits, cosmetic use, medicinal properties etc.
Fact no. 9: (precautions)
Raw honey should not be given to the childrens below the age of 1 years.
Fact no. 10: (note)
Never refrigerate honey.