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Kenny & May’s Honey Research - Questions and Answers about Honey.
Can honey go bad?
Honey doesn't go bad. However, honey can contain spores of Clostridium botulinum. This isn't harmful to adults and children over one year old, whose gastrointestinal tract is developed enough to deal with the spores. But children under one are at risk for infant botulism, so honey is not for your infant.
Fact: Honey never, ever goes bad. Archaeologists found 2000-year-old jars of honey in Egyptian tombs and they still tasted amazingly great!
Does Honey Treat Wound??
Yes honey is good for treating wound. Honey has been used in treating deep diabetic wounds in hospitals. It has also been used to treat wounds for numerous accident victims.
What Is Honey? How Does Honey Exist?
To simply put it, honey is waste product of bees.Honey has incredible medicinal properties. Flowers cannot reproduce without the aid of bees, the only insects that produce human food. Flowers need to obtain the pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another. Bees are the only insects that carry out this process. For flowers to be pollinated, they usually produce sweet nectar which attracts bees with sweet treat.
In the process of collecting nectar, bees’ bodies get socked in pollen which they carry from one flower to another, pollinating the flowers as they fly around. They now bring the sweet nectar to the hive where it is concentrated liquid healing food. It has been Ancient Kametians (Egyptians), Romans, Assyrians, Greeks and Chinese antibiotics. They have been using honey to treat wounds and to heal condition of guts as far back as 8,000 years according to findings.
What Is The Difference Between Honey and Sugar?
Honey and Sugar are both sweeteners but they react to body differently and honey has better chemical advantage over table sugar. Both honey and sugar contain fructose and glucose. When sugar is extracted from sugarcane and processed, its natural additives are destroyed. In a nut shell, the fructose and glucose from honey are easily absorbed and used up by body component naturally.In table sugar, the sugar has to pass through chemical reactions in the body but since its natural additives (enzyme, protein and nitrogen) have been destroyed through processing, the sugar can no longer be absorbed in its simplest form in the body unlike natural honey. Excess of sugar in the body is usually stored in the liver as fat and when the body uses up its energy, excess glucose stored as fat in the liver will be reconverted into glucose. At its worse, excessive sugar intake can cause weight gain. Weight gain, combined with sustained high insulin levels can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes which predisposes one to cardiovascular disease.
Is honey good for a child?
Honey is not good for newborns/ infants between age of 1 day-12 months because of a serious condition known as infantile botulism. The immune and gastro intestinal systems of babies are not matured enough for consumption of honey. Honey intake of infants can be deadly.
Will honey made from pollen collected by honey bees from genetically modified plants hurt me?
From our opinion, it may hurt you simply because of inorganic nature of GMO substances that may be in the pollen. Seek the opinion of your dietician. No known health effect yet on GMO pollen found in honey, although, it is worrisome to us.
How can I use honey as sugar substitute in my production of cooking or baking?Honey is very sweet. When you use it as sugar substitute, just use half as much as the content of sugar. When using honey for baking, it is advisable that you reduce your heat by 25%.
What happens when honey looks like tick sugar, turns cloudy and thick?When honey gives suck look, it is in its originality and has become crystallized. Its crystallization can be corrected by adequately dis-crystallizing it.
Why does honey taste differently?The taste of honey depends on fruit they suck and so is the color.
Does cheap or adulterated honey found in the stores do the same thing as pure honey?No way. There is no comparison at all to pure undiluted, unpasteurized honey from a local beekeeper that are fresh from the hive. These fake honey could be colorized, often heated beyond the right temperature, filtered, sweetened with sugarcane and bates.
What is the daily content intake of honey I should take?The amount of honey to be consumed by individual depends on the health status of that person. However, it is ideal to consume 1-3 teaspoons per day. Excess consumption of honey may be bad.
If honey doesn’t spoil, why does it have expiration date?Honestly, honey doesn’t spoil but anyone/firm to have indicated expiration date on honey, such honey should be tested. When adequately stored, over time, it may change taste, color, and aroma and become crystallized, but it will not spoil.
Is honey good for diabetes patient?We recommend that you seek opinion of your doctor if you are a diabetes patient, however, some medical researchers have indicated that moderate amounts of honey can be consumed safely by diabetes patients. Consumption of one tablespoon per day will be safe enough.
Can I give honey to my pests?Honey can be given to some pets just like human beings. Seek your veterinary doctor’s opinion. Some pets may be allergic to pollen in honey. Baby pets may not be vulnerable to consumption of honey. Also, the weight of the pet matters.
Does excess honey decay teeth?Of course, yes. If you use honey and go to bed with its remnants in your mouth, honey’s strong antibacterial properties may prevent honey’s decay of teeth. See your dentist.
Can one be allergic to certain types of honey?Yes, it is possible. As a matter of fact some people are allergic to pollen found in honey.
Can bees sniff out bombs?Researchers and Militaries of some Western countries have been testing honeybees to be good in sniffing bombs. See MIT Technology online at technology review.
Is honey bee feces?Of course, yes. Honey is the only insect/animal that defecates feces that are consumable by human beings.
HONEY – Organic Healing Food, a natural gift!