Like other products produced by the honey bee, honey is antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-fungal and antibacterial.
If you enjoy honey and its health benefits, buy it directly from a beekeeper that keeps their bees organically . Why would you buy it from the store, not knowing where the honey really came from and what is in the honey that shouldn't be there (high fructose corn syrup, chemical and antibiotic residues). Premium organic honey is clean from this adative crap.
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971
Extra virgin olive oil, haddock, organic eggs, vodka, saffron, tea and coffee. This is not a shopping list of products for a gourmet with expensive tastes, but a list of food that is most commonly doctored or fraudulently labelled, according to a recent European Parliamentary report into food safety.
And now further evidence has come to light about Manuka Honey being frequently mislabelled, with consumers paying well over the odds for common-or-garden honey when they think they are getting the rare stuff from New Zealand. Only one of the seven samples tested by a laboratory was found to have the requisite levels of the active ingredient. This study comes just a year after it was found that there was more honey labelled as Manuka on UK shelves than was produced in a single year.
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