- It's a good healthy sweetener.
- It has lots of vitamins and minerals. Full of nutrients.
- Has a VERY long shelf life. Honey has been found in ancient tombs, still viable. It will keep for (probably) forever.
- It has anti-allergen properties. If it's honey grown near your location, it will have been gathered by your local bees, from local flowers. Eating local honey on a regular basis will help your body build up immunities to local pollens.
- It's a good substitute for pancake syrup.
- It's anti-bacterial. Smear a little on a small wound to help it heal.
Remember to never feed honey to a baby. Most experts say baby should be older than one year old. Honey may contain bacterial spores that can cause infant botulism, a rare but serious disease that affects the nervous system of young babies. As kids get older, their bodies are better able to handle the bacteria.
Warning: Honey imported from China has been found to be tainted. Be sure to buy local honey only.
We go through about 3 pounds a month. So we buy 3-4 of the 5-pound bottles at Sam's Club each month. Good deals.
Note: Keep your honey containers after emptying. When you get a chance to "keep bees", be sure to harvest their honey and wax, while leaving the bees plenty of honey for their own needs.