What is Honey?
Honey is created by bees as a food source. Bees make honey by collecting nectar from flowers. To be more specific, only one bee makes honey, and her name is Honey Bee. However, there are other bees that produce honey. However, beekeepers only have honey bees. This little bug produces honey by collecting nectar from flowers and then transferring nectar by regurgitation and evaporation to honey. Honey is sweet and many people use honey instead of sugar. Sweetness is almost same, and there are no harmful effects in honey. We all read and know that sugar is one of the worst things your body consumes. It is on the 4 “white deaths” list, and it is one of the worst on that list. However, if you eat honey, you get your sweetness, and honey is not on that list and on top of all it is good for your health. I will write about the health benefits of raw honey in other topics. Properties of raw honey depend on the flowers from which bees collect nectar, water content, temperature, and the sugars. Fresh raw honey is always in liquid form and contains more sugar than the water can dissolve at ambient temperatures. However, at room temperature honey will be transformed into solid granules. It is nothing wrong with that honey, he still have all health benefits. Honey never goes bad. Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil with time. Honey can only go wrong if beekeepers heat it too much or don’t treat it properly. That is another reason you should get to know with your honey seller.
There are many different types of honey. A type of honey is determined by the packaging or the flowers that bees visit while collecting nectar. By packaging there are many types: Crystallized honey, Pasteurized honey, Raw honey, Strained honey, Filtered honey, Ultrasonicated honey, Creamed honey, Dried honey, Honey decoctions, Chunk honey according to Wikipedia. But there are as well types of honey by the flowers that bee visits: Acacia, Alfalfa, Aster, Avocado ,Basswood, Beechwood, Blueberry, Blue gum, Buckwheat, Clover, Dandelion, Eucalyptus, Fireweed, Heather, Iron bark, Leatherwood, Linden, Macadamia, Manuka, Neem, Orange Blossom, Pumpkin blossom, Rainforest, Rata, Red Gum, Rewarewa, Pine Tree, Sourwood, Sage, Tawari, Tupelo and Wildflower.
There are many types of honey
As you see there are many types of honey, and that is why we will dedicate another topic to talk about all of the types of honey in greater detail. Each honey has its unique nutrition, and each of the honey looks different. Some of the types will crystallize sooner, some of them are dark, some light. Also, there are few plants in the world that make honey toxic. However, nothing too dangerous.
You are probably asking yourself now: “Is honey good for me or bad?” Moreover, there is only one answer to this question. Honey is good for everyone. That is why Beegans like honey. There are many health benefits of eating honey. We cannot talk about the health benefits because this is a story about a whole new topic.
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