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Honey

Alternate Names

Raw Honey

Description

A sweet viscous substance produced by bees from the nectar of flowers. It's sweetness is comparable to table sugar and comes in a variety of golden hues depending on the flowers used to produce it. It is very commonly used as an alternative to sugar in sweetening baked goods or beverages.

Honey - Quick Stats
Names

Raw Honey

Allergy Information

Uses

Preservative, Sweetener

Additional Information

Humans have been collecting honey for at least 10,000 years and it is used in many cultures across the planet. It has a very low water content and therefore is often used as a natural anti-bacterial and preservative. Recently it has been shown (1, LINK NAME) that honey can help reduce weight gain and even help control diabetes in animal models.



Found In

baked goods, beverages, spreads, sauces, some beer

Possible Health Effects

Honey should not be given to infants as it can contain the spores of a bacteria that are dangerous for their immature digestive tracts.

Allergy Information

See Possible Health Effects section

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