Honey is the name given to the sweet, yellowish liquid that is produced by honey bees.
It has a unique taste.
Honey is collected from a wide variety of flowers and forms the major source of food for the bees.
It is stored in the hive of the bees and is used by them either in winters or when the food supply (flowers) is low.
The bee-rearers extract the honey from the hives and thereafter, it is purified and sold in the market.
Honey has been found to bestow a number of health and nutrition benefits on the users, some of which have been mentioned below.
Nutrition of Honey
In a 100-gram serving, honey provides 304 kilocalories with no essential nutrients in significant content.Composed of 17% water and 82% carbohydrates, honey has low content of fat, dietary fiber, and protein. Honey provides 46 calories in a serving of one tablespoon (15 ml) equivalent to 1272 kJ per 100 g. Over its history as a food, the main uses of honey are in cooking, baking, desserts, such as mel i mató, as a spread on bread, as an addition to various beverages, such as tea, and as a sweetener in some commercial beverages. Honey barbecue and honey mustard are other common flavors used in sauces.
Function of honey
Honey is useful for each category of diseases and conditions: diabetes, increased bloo triglycerides, obesity in adults and children, sleep disorders, immune function, Improve memory and reduce anxiety Improve mental functions and reduce the risk of some typesof cancer dementia, alzheimer's and other degenerative disease of the nerves metabolism and detoxification of the liver and its activity.