I have never been able to develop a taste for the golden liquid. But it does photograph well. 🙂
We all know it's good for us, but did you know just how good?
Vitamins, minerals, water, enzymes, and Pinocembrin (an antioxidant that is also good for the brain) thrown in for good measure. But that's kind of boring.
Aside from the health benefits, here are some little known interesting facts about honey:
- One honey bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon in the course of its life! Based on this alone, I am a little surprised that the price of honey isn't any higher than it is.
- The Mexican Honey Wasp also produces honey, but it collects pollen from flowers that can cause this nectar to be poisonous. Not so good for us.
- 11th-century German feudal lords required their peasants to pay them with honey. The original liquid gold???
- The term "honeymoon" came from the Norse tradition of consuming a large amount of honey, in the form of Mead, during their first month of marriage. (There has got to be a story there.)
- Bacteria hate honey. ℞
- Honey never expires. Honey has been found in the tombs of the Pharaohs, more than 3,000 years old! And here you thought Spam had a long shelf life.
OK, so it's not life-shattering, but you never know when you'll need to pull up some conversation over a cup of tea. 🫖🍯