All about Honey-The Universal sweety Alkahest
Posted by seshdotcom on November 10, 2008
A Sweet Intro:
Honey is made from the nectar of flowers. The nectar is collected by theWorker bee(A Sterile Bee which is proficient in collecting food and maintain hive) and stored in a ‘honey bag’.It was used as a sweetening substance long before refined sugar – in bread, cakes, and other sweetened stuffs like sweetmeats,confections etc.,–and in some countries, is still used as such.And almost all parts of the world honey has its important application in coating breakfast cereals
Chemical composition and Other areas where honey proves to be a frontrunner:
Wiki says honey has 40% fructose, 35% glucose, and 4% other sugars, including
sucrose and it has a very small composition of Protien.
You cannot expect much of Benefits from this Sweet Fellow but he does have some Medicinal Qualities..The Presence of Sugar Fructose and Glucose makes honey a rapid source of energy.But even more Medicinal Claims have been made for Honey—>Like it is used for giving some sweetness to Cough Syrups,I don’t know whether this is true or not my relatives used to tell me that Honey is applied as an antiseptic to skin sores and ulcers and I have also heard of Egyptians, Assyrians, Romans using Honey as an antiseptic.
One of the far-famed product of Honey is Royal jelly is a salivary secretion of the worker bee. It is whitish in colour, has a Soggy appearance, and possesses a slightly acidic flavour with a characteristic perfume