Here Comes Laura with a Spoonfull of Honey....
The other night Laura stopped by to take a look at the garden and see how I've been keeping up with everything while we have been closed for a week and we ended up talking and walking around till it was dinner time. We decided to saute some veg in a wok and I reached to grab something and burned myself. Before I realized it, here comes Laura with spoon full honey that she had jarred for me and spread it on my burn. The burn was about size of half quarter but I kid you not, it did not bother me a bit after the honey was applied on it. I went to bed putting a bit of gauze on it so it wont get all over and since then I had totally forgotten about it till I started writing this note.
So, I am really excited to be able to offer the same local raw honey to you all on the menu this weeks and hopefully in the future. YUM!!! My favorite way to eat honey is drizzled over hard cheese or for breakfast, I love to spread a little tahini on my toast and drizzle honey on it. It is a great pick me up with a cup of coffee or black tea.
Local, raw honey is known to be a powerful antioxidant and contains bee pollen and propolis, substances produced by bees that have been used medicinally by humans since ancient times.
Here is some information I found on benefits of honey.
Alleviating Allergies-Raw honey that’s been produced locally is known to be especially effective for alleviating allergies. Local honey is recommended as the pollens that are most common in a particular area are present in honey purchased locally. When flying from one flower to the next, the bees become covered with pollen spores, and those spores are transferred to the honey they produce. Consuming it then helps one build up immunity to what’s encountered in that environment.
Boosting Energy-Honey has been called an “all-natural energy booster.” Using honey in your drinks or with a healthy snack such as fruits, can help rid the afternoon slump.
Brain Health- Women, in particular, can sometimes suffer from hormone-related intellectual decline during post-menopause, but because pure raw honey is chock-full of antioxidants, it may help prevent cellular damage and loss within the brain.
Wound and Burn Treatment- As honey offers natural antimicrobial properties, it can also be used to treat wounds and burns.Those same properties allow it to last an incredibly long period of time – so long, that it was even discovered, unspoiled, in the tombs of ancient Egypt. It works as a natural antibiotic, internally and externally.
Treating a Cough- Honey is often touted as a natural cure-all for a cough and cold, and science backs up what most of us already know. If you have a persistent cough that won’t go away, it can be remedied with just a couple teaspoons of honey, researchers say.
Getting a Better Night’s Sleep- Honey might also work to aid sleep as it contains tryptophan, that famous amino acid associated with turkey, known for making one sleepy after a large Thanksgiving meal. The rise in insulin caused by eating honey, leads to the tryptophan in honey to enter the brain, where it’s converted into serotonin, and then melatonin.
Note: Never feed honey to an infant younger than one year old. Honey can contain spores of the bacteria that cause botulism. While this poses no problem for adults and children, the spores can colonize in an infant’s digestive tract and produce the deadly botulin toxin.
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