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Benefits of honey

The composition of honey consists of varying proportions of fructose, glucose, water, vitamin, amino acid, mineral, oil and special enzymes produced by bees. So it is quickly absorbed by the digestive system.

Honey has a long history of human consumption and is used in various foods and beverages as a sweetener and flavoring.

It is also used in various medicinal traditions to treat ailments.

Honey has an effect on certain chronic diseases. Regular consumption of honey are good for heart disease, hypertension, lung disease, eye disease, liver disease, dysentery, constipation, anemia, nervous system diseases, stomach , duodenal ulcer disease and so on.

Honey can treat moderate skin damage, especially burns。 Also it can moisturize the skin and prevention of frostbite.

Honey is used in many cough syrups because its smooth, thick texture soothes throats.

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Do all honeys taste the same?

Honey comes in all types of colors and flavors. The color and flavor of honey depends on the how old the honey is and the kind of flower that the nectar was extracted from.

How do bees make honey?

Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers. Field bees fly from flower to flower collecting the sweet juices or nectar that a flower provides. They suck out the nectar and store it in sacs within their bodies. After filling their sacs with these sweet juices, the field bees fly back to their bee hive and regurgitate the stored nectar into the mouths of house bees. These house bees form nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and store it as a food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. Beekeeping practices encourage overproduction of honey so that the excess can be taken without endangering the bee colony.

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