Honey- The only product in the world which is produced by the insects and consumed devouringly by the humans!
Despite the fact that honey is bee’s vomit, it is one of the most yummiest sweetener and is also known to posses many antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities.It is also known to have many medicinal applications from asthma to acne, used to heal various wounds and chapped lips and the list is endless.
It is also an excellent antidote to enhance the immune system,boost the digestion as well as cure the sore throat and besides, its lip-smackingly delicious.
Although,honey is produced all over the world but leading all, is US, being the major one. The major states for its production are Florida,South Dakota and Utah, known as the “Beehive state.”
10 most amazing facts about honey are:
- The ancient Egyptians made use of honey to preserve the dead. They were known to offer honey to their esteemed fertility god, Min.
- The existence of the bee-keeping has been dated to the ancient times with the discovery of some 13000 years old cave paintings , depicting the bee-keeping practice. The oldest bee-hive of the world is known to be located in Israel which is believed to be around 3,000 years old.
- The most earliest honey was identified to be in Georgia which marks it’s presence since the last 5000 years.
- The coffin of Alexander the great was believed to be fully enshrined with honey.
- Honey is also used in the process of making honey wine, also termed as mead that is produced by the effervescence of honey, water and yeast.
- The top three honey-producing nations were marked to be China,Turkey and US, according to the reports of 2018.
- Honey is known to have a long shelf-life as it is never ruined. It is due to the fact that it comprises of low moisture and is acidic in nature which makes the deteriorating bacteria in it to mature.However, it must be stored in the closed containers to prevent it to absorb the moisture from the air, that can cause it to ferment.
- Honey bees are known to produce both blue and green honey.
- It can be even bought in a crystallized form and when re-moisturized, it can be consumed as liquid honey.
- Ancient Egyptians utilized honey as a form of money and also fed it to their holy animals.