Time for something different! Today for the first time I participated in the production of honey!
Honey can be indispensable food on the menu for everyone. Honey represents the sweet juice that bees collect from plants. Enrich it with enzymes and store it in honeycombs. Honey gives a lot of energy.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON HONEY
Natural honey in its taste and nutritional value is one of the most valuable foods known since ancient times.
The ancient Greeks thought honey as an important element in nutrition, which is reflected in their mythology. Ambrosia, the food of the gods – a mixture of milk and honey. In England mead is known as the national drink before 2000 years.
Among other valuable qualities that holds the honey it helps in relieving headaches and hangovers. Honey is fully digested by the body.
COMPOSITION OF HONEY
Its composition is a protein, vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B6, K, C, E, pro-vitamins – A, PP, organic acids, enzymes invertase, lipase, and many other elements that are found in the blood in small amounts.
In 100 grams of honey is:
- Water – 21% protein – 0.4%, fats – 0% carbohydrates – 78.3%, calories – 323,
which are absorbed quickly by the body.
- Carbohydrates (70-80%), represented mainly by glucose, fructose, disaccharides sucrose and about 20 other di- and trisaccharides.
- Organic acids – tartaric, citric, lactic, formic and the like.
- Minerals – potassium, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, sulfur, magnesium.
- Amino acids, about 20 in number – gluutaminova acid, glycerin, tyrosine, lysine and the like.
MORE ON HONEY
Honey is ideal for skin rejuvenation.
Honey is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial and inflamed skin and acne.
Cleopatra definitely knew what he was doing, as it is used not only for cosmetic purposes but also as a healing elixir. Imagine… a bathtub filled with hot honey from wild bees! Wow!