I recently came across this little factoid about honey, that it is considered to have an eternal shelf-life. In fact, some archaeologists have found pots of honey that are thousands of years old in ancient Egyptian tombs, and it is still edible!! This got me to thinking, and it led me to some other interesting facts about mankind’s first source of sweetener.
Some might call honey a sort of miracle food. It just doesn’t go bad. And here’s why: though sugar is a classic breeding ground for spoiling bacteria and organisms, the acidity which gives honey its signature flavor also acts to repel any would-be spoiling agent. In essence, though bacteria would love to make its home in and destroy honey, the honey has a defense mechanism so that it can last, in a sense, forever.
Nutritionists will tell you that honey is one of the best energy boosts for the body. In our day of energy drinks, and power bars, we would actually do better to eat a bowlful of honey. Whereas most sugary treats give a short boost and then a crash, honey gives a boost and––because of the protein in it––is able to sustain the boost. [Read more…] about Sweeter Than Honey