Facts Abouts Honey
Realities About Bees
Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years. The true honeybee was not known in the Americas until Spanish, Dutch, and English settlers introduced it near the end of the 17th century. Did you know that bees have 4 wings? The honeybee’s wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz. A bee flies at a rate of about 12 miles per hour. How many eyes does a honeybee have? Five. Honeybees communicate with one another by “dancing”.
Fact About Honey
Honey for Humen
Honey has no adverse effects on human body. It is considered to be the best natural medicine having antibiotic, laxative, anti-allergic antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, expectorant, anti-anemic, tonic, mild sedative and blood purifying properties and develop resistance against diseases in human body.
Substances in Honey
Some substances in honey cannot be identified, hence they cannot be chemically reproduced. Wild Beri honey is a naturally dark honey. It contains lot of iron. In order to produce 1 kg of honey the bees have to collect nectar from 3 to 5 million blossoms and made about 60,000 trips from the hive to the blossoms and back
Nature of Honey
100 grams of honey contain 304 calories or 1 tablespoon full contain 60 calories. Pure honey crystallizes. Honey is hygroscopic in nature. It means that it absorbs moisture from the air. Naturally darker honeys contain more iron than do light honeys. Do not confuse overheated honeys which become dark on heating with naturally dark honeys
Variations of Honey
Varieties of honey depend on types of plant and the area in which it blooms. Each has its individual flavor and color. Honey is a high energy carbohydrate food. Types of Honeys are Extracted honey, Creamed honey, Chunk honey and Comb honey.