Honey is as old as written history, dating back to 2100 B.C. where it was mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform writings, the Hittite code, and the sacred writings of India and Egypt. It is presumably even older than that.
Its name comes from the English ‘hunig’, and it was the first and most widespread sweetener used by man. Legend has it that Cupid dipped his love arrows in honey before aiming at unsuspecting lovers. In the Old Testament of the Bible, Israel was often referred to as, “the land of milk and honey”. Mead, an alcoholic drink made from honey was called “nectar of the gods”, high praise indeed. Honey was valued highly and often used as a form of currency, tribute, or offering. In the 11th century A.D., German peasants paid their feudal lords in honey and beeswax.
Although experts argue whether the honeybee is native to the Americas, conquering Spaniards in 1600 A.D. found native Mexicans and Central Americans had already developed beekeeping methods to produce honey.
Well, in days of old, honey has been used not only in food and beverages, but also to make cement, in furniture polishes and varnishes, and for medicinal purposes.
And of course, bees performs the vital service of pollinating fruits, legumes, vegetables, and other types of food-producing plants in the course of their business of honey production.
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Storing your honey at room temperature will deter crystallization. Crystalization occurs most rapidly at cool temperatures (4-14 celcius), therefore honey should never store in the refrigerator.
As with any raw foods, honey should not be fed to infants less than one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for older children and adults.