10 Reasons Honey is Magical

So, I don’t know if you’re aware, but honey is awesome. Here’s why.

  1. Honey that is sealed properly will never spoil. Sealed honey found in King Tut’s tomb could potentially still be edible despite over 2,000 years. 
  2. Bees have to fly over 55,000 miles to make 1 lb. of honey. 
  3. There is a medical grade honey which is used to sterilize instruments and treat wounds. 
  4. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water. 
  5. Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years. 
  6. Eating local honey is thought to decrease seasonal allergies, because it contains the pollens in the area and allows the human body to develop antibodies to the pollen over time. 
  7. The first recorded word for honey comes from the Proto-Indo-European language and was melit. However, the Germanic languages started describing the substance by its color using the word for golden brown, huna(n)go. This eventually become the word we know and love today, honey ( or hunny as Pooh Bear Spells it). 
  8. Honey is the only substance produced by insects that humans consume. 
  9. Honey is also known as the nature’s energy booster as it is the greatest source of carbohydrates, glucose and fructose as well as anti-oxidants.
  10. Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic substances on the planet and is made by fermenting a mixture of honey, water, and yeast.

    Don’t be sad, Pooh! Think of all the mean you can make.

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