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Is honey healthy? Read what the beekeeper says here

is honing gezond? Lees hier het verlossende antwoord

Honey has a delicious sweet taste. The liquid gold is particularly suitable for tea and as a sandwich spread. But is it also good for you? In this blog I will tell you more about this sweet treat.

What is honey made of?
What is the nutritional value of honey?
Is it safe to eat honey?
What are the ways to eat honey?
Is honey better than refined sugar?
Where do you buy unprocessed honey?

What is honey made of?

It should be clear that honey starts with the flowers and the bees. The beekeeper places several hives in fields of flowers and the bees get to work in good spirits. The nectar obtained from the flowers is sprayed into the honeycomb and, by means of the wings of the bees, dried. The final result gives us delicious honey. By placing the hives in areas where bees only have access to a specific flower, honey that tastes like that flower can be obtained. Honey obtained by the honeybees from the acacia tree has a soft and neutral taste and is therefore called acacia honey . The taste of flower honey, on the other hand, strongly depends on the season. The flowers that are in bloom at a specific time make the flavor. When we talk about a special honey, we are talking about the manuka honey obtained by bees from the flowers of the manuka bush.

What is the nutritional value of honey?

The nutritional value of honey varies depending on the species and flowers from which it is produced, but in general, honey contains about 64 calories per tablespoon (21 grams). Honey is a natural sugar and consists mainly of fructose, glucose and water. It also contains small amounts of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, calcium and iron. However, it is important to consume honey in moderation due to its high sugar content.

Is it safe to eat honey?

In general, honey is safe to eat. However, it can be dangerous for babies under 1 year of age due to the risk of botulism, a serious form of food poisoning. This is because babies' intestines are not yet fully developed and botulinum spores in honey can grow and produce toxins in the baby's body. Adults and older children can safely consume honey, but people with allergies to bees or pollen should use caution.

What are the ways to eat honey?

Honey is a food that can be used in many different ways. There are several ways to eat honey. Drinking honey in tea is one such way to enjoy the honey. Ginger, lemon and honey form a powerful trinity. Keep in mind that the tea is not hotter than forty degrees, because high temperatures destroy important substances in the honey. Milk also combines well with honey. Milk contains proteins and honey contains carbohydrates. In addition, honey can be consumed in the yogurt.

Is honey healthier than refined sugar?

There is only one simple answer to this question: yes. Honey is better than refined sugar. 100 grams of refined sugar contains 400 kcal and 100 grams of carbohydrates, or refined sugar contains more calories and carbohydrates than honey. In addition, refined sugar contains no other good nutritional values. Your body needs sugar as an energy source, but it is better to get this energy from natural sugars that are already present in certain products, such as fruit and honey. Refined sugar is sugar that has been added in the factory. We do not need these sugars, because there are no other health benefits.

Where do you buy raw honey?

Our raw honey is pure and unprocessed. It is produced and packaged with care to preserve the taste and quality. Through our careful selection, we offer a unique and tasty product that is delicious to add to tea, yogurt or as a natural sweetener in recipes. Order our unprocessed honey now and enjoy the pure taste and benefits that this natural product has to offer.

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