Honey is a sweet, yellowish or brownish, thick fluid produced by various bees from the nectar of flowers. Honey is made when the nectar and sweet deposits from plants and trees are collected, modified and stored in the honeycomb by honeybees.
Honey is used as food to provide the energy for bees’ flight muscles and for heating the hive during the winter period. Honey is about 80% sugar (glucose, fructose and sucrose). The rest is water that contains trace minerals. In a beehive there is usually a single colony of thousands of bees. A colony of 50,000 bees will usually produce 40 to 50 lbs (18 to 23 kg.) of honey during the summer.
Raw honey is a honey taken right from the hive, extracted and put into bottle. It is not heated to pasteurize, and in about 2 months it will turn cloudy. The change in appearance will not harm its flavor.
Internal Health Benefits of Forever Bee Honey :
- Can relieve constipation. Its natural fatty acids stimulate peristalsis and help establish regularity. Mix 1 Tbsp of fresh honey, and a juice of half lemon in a glass of lukewarm water, drink first thing in the morning.
- An ideal first aid for burns, wounds and open sores. Apply honey to open wound and let the application remain for several hours. It is claimed that honey is soothing and helps promote better healing.
- Improves the retention of calcium, which is needed for building strong nerves and strong bones.
- Very good for eye health.
- Pure honey contains lecithin which dissolves the cholesterol in the hearts blood vessels. When cholesterol gets thicker, supply of blood to and from the heart becomes limited, resulting in heart attack.
- When taken regularly can help strengthens the white blood cells to fight bacterial and viral diseases.
- Honey in warm milk can give relief to sore throats and cough; it can also give you a good night sleep.
- Help cure allergy.
- Excellent source of quick energy.
- Help relieve stomachache and heal ulcer. Just dilute 2 Tbsp in a glass of water and drink it once or twice a day.
- Help aid weight loss. Mix 1 Tbsp. of honey, 1 tsp. of lemon juice and 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar to a glass of hot water, drink everyday for maximum effect.
- A daily intake of honey strengthens the immune system in children.
Benefits of Honey for Skin and Hair:
- For Smoother Skin and to Remove Pimples – Apply pure honey everyday to face and allow to dry for one hour. Then wash with soap and water. Honey has the ability to attract moisture, and restores damaged skin tissues.
- For Healthy Scalp, Soft and Glossy Hair – Apply equal amounts of honey and water to scalp and hair. Allow to dry for ½ to 1 hour. Then shampoo and rinse with water. There is no danger because honey is not a chemical but it is a food.
Bee Honeys Vitamin and Mineral Content: magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron and phosphate; it also contains B vitamins (B1, B2, B6, B5, B3) and vitamin C
Forever Bee Honey Product Information:
Contents: 17.6 oz (1.1lb) (0.5 kg)
Suggested Use: Can be taken alone or as a natural food sweetener.
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp. (21 g)
Serving Per Container: 24
Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 70
- Total Fat: 0 mg
- Sodium 0 mg
- Total Carb. 17 g
- Sugars 14 g
- Protein 0 g
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Ingredients: Pure Honey
- Honeys are mostly sugars – fructose (40.5%) and glucose (34.0%), with smaller amount of sucrose (1.9%).
- Research shows that honey has more nutrients than milk and egg.
- Honey is higher in calories than sugar; a tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories, compared to 46 calories in a tablespoon of sugar.
- Honey can be substituted for sugar at the ratio of 1 measure of honey for every 1 ¼ of sugar.
- Bread and cakes sweetened with honey, stays moister than those made with sugar, thanks to honey’s water-attracting properties.
Kinds of Honey: flavor and color of honey depend on the flowers visited by the bees.
- Clover and alfalfa yield a mild, light-colored honey – the most popular kind.
- Buckwheat and wild flower honeys are darker and have stronger taste. Hives may be selectively placed in orange groves or apple orchards, or in fields of buckwheat or sage.
Honey is sold in 3 forms:
- Comb Honey – is sold just as it is taken from the hive and includes the wax. Bulk comb honey, or chunk honey, consists of pieces of comb honey with strained honey poured over them and packed in containers.
- Extracted Honey or Liquid Honey – is a honey separated from the comb by centrifugal force in a machine called a honey extractor. To remove any further impurities, the honey is separated from the wax of the comb, it is then strained, filtered or subjected to a settling operation.
- Creamed Honey or Whipped Honey – is a spreadable honey, it is obtained by seeding liquid honey with honey crystals. About 5lbs of crystallized honey or granulated honey (honey in which some of the glucose content has spontaneously crystallized from solution) is stirred into about 60lbs of liquid honey and the resulting honey is poured into bottles. It is then stored in a cool 55° for about 2 weeks to enhance crystallization process. Creamed honey does not need to be refrigerated after opening, it can be left in room temperature.
- Nutrients or enzymes in raw honey are destroyed by manufacturers who heat it in order to give it a clear appearance which makes the product less healthy. It is therefore advisable to buy “raw honey” or “unrefined honey” from local sellers because most honey on Supermarket is pasteurized and all of the beneficial bacteria have been “cooked” out of it.
- Diabetics should not take honey.
- Don’t feed honey to infants less than one year of age.
“This post was originally posted on January 15, 2012 @7:05”