The use of natural honey as food and medicine by mankind has been in existence from time immemorial. In fact, records have it that raw honey is the most ancient sweetener as well as a flavorful liquid food of high nutritional value and immense health benefits.
Flavors of honey vary based on the nectar source, and various types and grades of honey are available. Natural Honey is widely embraced by all ages, and its use transcends the barriers of culture and ethnicity.
As a food and in cooking
The high nutritional profile of honey with wide range of nutrients (although in minute quantities), encourages its use as food. It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor that leads some people to prefer it over sugar and other sweeteners. In fact, honey is a complete meal. It contains major components of a meal and micronutrients that will enhance the digestion and absorption of these major dietary components, as well as those required for metabolism and body functions.
Over its history as a food the main uses of honey are in cooking, baking, desserts, as a spread on bread, and as an addition to various beverages, such as tea, and as a sweetener in some commercial beverages. Honey barbecue and honey mustard are other common flavors used in sauces.
Researches indicate that Natural Honey contains several important compounds, and these include antioxidants which help to prevent health problems such as cardiovascular diseases as well as aging!