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Truth or Fiction? Setting the Record Straight about Honey

Honey can be used to make a variety of foods and drinks taste better. It’s a big part of the reason why honey has become so popular over the years. But in addition to tasting good, honey can also provide you with a number of health benefits.

There has been some confusion over what those benefits are, though. Let’s separate the fact from the fiction with regards to the health benefits of honey.

Honey can help heal a wound?

Health Benefits of Honey

Truth! Your first thought after sustaining an injury might not be to add honey to a wound, but people have actually been doing it for centuries now. The Greeks and Romans used to dress their wounds with honey back in ancient times, and more recently, Russian and German soldiers turned to honey when dealing with wounds during World War I. Honey has proven to help prevent infections and soothe wounds due to its acidic pH content.

Honey can fight off pollen allergies?

Fiction! There are very small traces of pollen in honey, so some people believe eating it could potentially prepare your body for coming into contact with pollen later and offer it protection. However, the pollen in honey comes from flowers and is not the same pollen that usually triggers allergic reactions in people. So eating honey won’t help you stave off pollen allergies.

Honey can rid your body of certain infections and conditions?

Truth! Honey contains antioxidants that can be used to attack the free radicals that roam through your body at times and do damage to your cells. Therefore, it can be used to fight off everything from chest pain to vertigo.

Honey can help control a toddler’s cough?

Truth! Children under the age of 6 should not be given any over-the-counter cough syrup, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. A better option might be to give them 1.5 teaspoons of honey. Studies have shown it can help them sleep better when managing a cough. Just don’t give honey to any child under the age of 1 since honey can contain normal beehive bacteria that can grow in their still- developing digestive system.Honey Solutions delivers quality procured honey to bakers, food processors, and food service distributors nationwide and abroad. To learn more about what we do and why so many companies trust us with their honey processing, click here.

Honey: A True Paleo Food

Since the Stone Age, honey has been sought after for its nutritional and medicinal value. Cavemen from the beginning of time have worked hard to hunt out wild beehives and strip them of this natural sweetener, making honey a prized staple of the paleo food diet. Here’s everything you need to know about incorporating honey… Continue Reading

Honey Solutions Wins Sustainability Award from Grupo Bimbo

At Honey Solutions, economic and environmental sustainability are the main things we keep in mind when bulk packaging our customer specific ingredient honey. We make it our mission to be sustainability-focused in all of our business practices, and as a result, we were recently recognized by Grupo Bimbo, a bakery product manufacturing company in Mexico… Continue Reading

Summarizing National Honey Report of 2017

The United States Department of Agriculture released a report recently that includes information about the current state of bees throughout the country. The recent USDA report includes a breakdown that shows how bees were affected by the weather that impacted the United States during the summer months. Fortunately, many beekeepers in states like Indiana, Wisconsin,… Continue Reading

Understanding the Difference: Organic Honey and Pure Natural Honey

Purchasing honey these days can be a little bit confusing. Some honey is labeled “natural,” while other honey is labeled “organic,” and it can be difficult to figure out which one is the best option for you, especially when both “pure natural” and “organic” sound like excellent choices. Many people mistakenly believe that pure natural… Continue Reading

How Harvey Flooding Will Affect Bee Keeping

When Hurricane Harvey made landfall over Texas, few people could imagine just how powerful and dangerous the storm could be. We have all heard the stories of people being displaced from their homes and shelters overrun by those trying to find a safe place to weather the storm. However, the damage from Hurricane Harvey is… Continue Reading

Honey Solutions Validated Through U.S. Customs

There was big news in the honey industry when it was announced that our company, Honey Solutions, has officially received a Tier II C-TPAT validation for its worldwide supply chain from the office of U.S. Customs. This designation is validation of our supply chain practices via US Customs audits of overseas vendor facilities coupled with… Continue Reading

Honey May Bear Warning Under California Prop 65

In the state of California, there is a labeling law called Proposition 65 that requires companies to label products that contain chemicals that could potentially cause cancer or reproductive health effects. There are more than 800 chemicals listed under Prop 65, including everything from pesticides and heavy metals to high levels of Vitamin A. If… Continue Reading