A great article on the benefits of honey! Thank you for sharing it!
I grew up on a farm and ate raw honey and honeycomb on toast.
Here's a story from my family. (I'm not necessarily recommending this to anyone else, just wanting to back up the benefits of raw honey.)
My father had extreme reactions to bee stings and always had to carry an EpiPen if he ever got stung so he wouldn't die before getting to a hospital. He also was allergic to pollen. He started eating more raw honey from our hives and added a bit (less than a tsp) of local bee pollen to the honey.... he did this for about 5 years and now he can get stung and be fine, just a little red mark, like any other bee sting. And his sensitivities to pollen are all but gone.
I do believe honey is a healthy sweetener than sugar because of it's more natural state (especially raw honey and honeycomb). It's also an anti-fungal/bacterial.
I happen to use both sugar, stevia and honey in my baking. I just keep the quantities smaller, or have the dessert less often.
Edited by: MEG-NATALIA07 at: 12/8/2012 (21:14)
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