Thursday, 23 April 2015
Mysterious Honey Destroys All Bacteria It Touches
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10 Interesting Things About Honey You Might Not Know
Aside from being delicious, honey offers a great deal of benefits. Honey can be used to treat wounds, soothe sore throats and coughs, and antibiotic resistant bacteria. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and great source of energy.
Like most things, honey consumption should be respectively moderated. But there won’t be much point in that if you end up buying fake honey. In a study published in 2011, it was found that more than 75% of the honey sold in grocery stores was just synthetic imitations of honey that didn’t have pollen in it whatsoever.
In addition to the medicinal value, here are a few things that make honey so interesting.
1. Honey was used by the Ancient Egyptians to embalm the dead. They also often offered honey to Min the fertility god.
2. Humans use of honey dates back for millennia. Cave paintings dated back 13,000 years show beekeeping. You can find the worlds oldest beehive in Israel, sitting intact at 3,000 years old.
3. The oldest honey, found in Georgia, was estimated to be 5,000 years old. And it was still good to eat.
4. Honey is the only food that doesn’t every spoil. Organisms can’t survive in honey due to low moisture and high acidity.
5. It is believed that Alexander the Great was entombed in a coffin of honey.
6. Honey is used to make mead, a sweet alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey, water, and yeast.
7. In 2012, China, Turkey, and Ukraine were the world’s top suppliers of honey.
8. The honeybee is the only insect that produces human food.
9. Beekeeping is illegal in several U.S. cities. It became legal in NYC in 2010.
10. A honeyguide is a species of small bird that lead honey badgers to beehives to they can feed on the leftover beeswax when the honey badger is done feasting.
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