I've been living on honey and lemon drinks for a while now that it is winter here. I think between hubby and I we've gone through 4 kgs of fresh honey. It is so different to the honey we buy in the supermarkets. The honey comes straight from the bees and isn't heat treated which takes out the goodness of honey. I read somewhere that the honey in Australia is the best with healing qualities. Thats a 1 litre flask I bought from Aldi. I take it to work and make 2 a day at home.
EDITED: I thought I'd check out some facts about honey, I definitely can taste the difference in honey that is raw and the ones from the supermarket that is heat treated. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and is a cough suppressant.
WARNING: DO NOT GIVE RAW HONEY TO INFANTS UNDER 1 YEAR OLD, ITS GIVES THEM BOTULISM, INFANTS DO NOT HAVE A DEVELOPED IMMUNE SYSTEM TO DEFEND AGAINST INFECTION.
Shop for honey and you'll see that some are lighter, others are darker. In general, the darker the honey, the better its antibacterial and antioxidant power.
Here's a great Article on uses of honey.
Natural honey better at killing bacteria than artificial honey - Kendall Powell wrote in the journal Nature that "natural honey kills bacteria three times more effectively" than an artificial honey solution of the same thickness and sugar concentration.7
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