Honey is a sweet substance made by honey bees from nectar or honeydew.
They store it in the hive and feed on it throughout the year, especially during
unfavorable climatic periods.
THE BENEFITS OF HONEY
- gives regenerated immunity;
- has moisturizing power;
- is a good antioxidant;
- has anti-bacterial effects;
- treats sore throat, skin problems;
- promotes the body's ability to retain magnesium and calcium.
- also helps to improve blood hemoglobin levels.
COMPOSITION OF HONEY
Even though there are various varieties of honey, its general composition remains the same.
Honey consists of 17% water,
- 79.5% carbohydrates, and
- 3.5% of other particles.
Of course, there are sometimes other components depending on the environment in which
the honey is harvested. (bees do not all feed on the same plants depending on the region).
This is what makes the richness and diversity of this product.
The color of honey varies depending on its harvest environment; and also,
the longer the honey ages the darker its color becomes.
NB: Be careful of "fraudsters" who put more water or sugar.
This is why the composition of honey meets well-established criteria.
It must be possible to verify it by chemical analyses.