Honey Q & A

Is honey better than sugar?

Honey has a lower GI value than sugar such that it does not raise blood sugar levels as quickly. Honey is sweeter than sugar, so you may need less of it, but it does have slightly more calories per teaspoon so keep an eye on portion use.

Is honey good for your face?

Honey is produced by enzyme activity, plant matter, and live bacteria coming together to create a powerful ingredient with hundreds of practical uses. The unique process that creates honey makes it especially valuable for cosmetic uses, such as clearing acne, healing scars, and evening out skin tone.

Is honey good for a sore throat?

Honey coats your throat and soothes it by reducing irritation. Honey also has antibacterial properties and the sweetness can calm the throat’s nerve endings and reduce coughing. the “Nature’s Original Antibiotic” – Buckwheat honey is pungent in flavor with molasses and malty tones and a lingering aftertaste. Buckwheat honey is also very dark in color. As a general rule, darker honeys tend to be higher in antioxidant compounds than lighter ones. Because of this characteristic, darker honeys also tend to be higher in mineral content on average, as compared to lighter honeys.

Is honey good for skin sores?

Medical grade honey on wounds has been shown to help people with chronic and non-healing wounds. Medical honey has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-odor properties that can help people with chronic wounds. Applied topically, honey is a natural antiseptic, containing 3 powerful wound-healing components: sugar, hydrogen peroxide, and propolis. The nectar-based compound propolis kills bacteria, while hydrogen peroxide disinfects. The sugar absorbs moisture, creating an environment in which bacteria cannot survive. Another plus, as the honey dries, it forms a natural bandage.

Can honey be used for sunburn?

Try this relieving remedy. Mix ½ cup of honey and 1 cup of milk. Apply the mixture to the sunburned area. Leave on as long as possible to ease the pain and to prevent skin from peeling. Reapply as needed to ease discomfort and to promote healing.

Is consuming honey daily good for you?

Honey has been linked to a lot of health benefits like improved heart health, wound healing, and blood antioxidant status. However, consuming too much may cause adverse effects due to its high sugar and calorie content. Thus, it’s best to use honey to replace other forms of sugar and enjoy it daily in moderation.

Is honey kosher?

The Gemara explains that honey is kosher since it is not an actual secretion of the bee; the bee functions only as a carrier and enabler.  Honey is kosher flower nectar, which enters the bee’s honey sac and is transformed into honey.  The second opinion in the Gemara permits honey because of a g’zairas hakasuv, a deduction from a pasuk. Therefore, the halacha is that honey is kosher despite the fact that a non-kosher honeybee is the transporter.

What is wildflower honey?

Unlike monofloral honey varieties derived from the flow bloom of a single plant type, Wildflower honey is honey produced by bees sourced from the nectar of many different types of blooming plants. Wildflower honey is unique to the region it is made and the flowers that bloom in that specific region. Our South Florida honey is quite unique with a cornucopia of different flowering plants that bloom throughout the year, making our regions Wildflower particularly wild and tasty as the plants in bloom change throughout the year.

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  1. Melody Dearmon

    I have a 16oz bottle unopened. I bought it in October of 2018 and it has been kept in a cool, dark shelf. I have read that honey actually doesn’t expire, but wanted to ask you. Can I still use it? From what I can see without opening it, it looks fine.

    1. Bee Natural Honey

      Dear customer,
      Thank you for your email inquiry and your purchase of Bee Natural Honey.
      In answer to your question, you are correct, honey never spoils. It is one of the few food groups (along with cinnamon and vinegar) that never expires due to its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. For example, honey exhumed from Egyptian tombs has still been found to be edible, after 1000’s of years in storage.
      No with that being said, honey can naturally crystalize over time, its color will darken, and its floral derived taste can deepen and become less distinct after a few years in storage.
      If the honey is crystalized, as we suggest on the bottles back label, the honey can be easily reliquefied by submerging the bottle in hot but not boiling water for a duration until reliquefied. Another option is to simply let the bottle warm in a sunny spot for a duration until reliquefied.
      Hope this helps answer your question. If you have any further questions in follow up, please don’t hesitate to reach back out to us in reply.
      Thank you for choosing Bee Natural Honey. We hope you continue to enjoy our honey.

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