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What is strawberry tree honey?

the healthiest honey in the world: strawberry tree honey

“What is strawberry tree honey” is a question I hear a lot lately. The answer is simple: probably the healthiest and surely the most bitter honey in the world. If it is very difficult to say which honey is the best, the healthiest or the sweetest, but we can definitely say which one is the most bitter: Strawberry tree honey aka Arbutus honey. Some people say we shouldn’t even call it honey – it would be a contradiction to the… Read More

Does honey raise blood sugar? Does honey make you fat?

honey doesn't raise blood sugar and prevents diabetes

Does honey raise blood sugar? – a question often put, but not by diabetics. Allopathic doctors tell them honey is sugar and is out of the question. Nevertheless studies showed that honey consumption reduces metabolic stress thus reducing the risks for many of the diseases and conditions associated with the metabolic syndrome, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Sugar is the #1 enemy of humanity. We all know this. It’s pleasant, it gives energy and is addictive. Many doctors compare… Read More

Can I have honey in IBS?

can I eat honeyif I have IBS or IBD

Honey is medicine. It has been known since prehistory. Chinese knew it, Indians, Egyptians knew it. Muslims and Christians as well. But modern days have changed things. Honey is not recommended in some diseases, and despite old beliefs, diabetes is not among them. “Eat honey, my son, for it is good . . .” (Proverbs 24:13, New International Version) Civilization brought us good and bad alike and we have developed modern diseases. So many conditions are said to be linked only to… Read More

What is artificial honey or fake honey? What we have in our food!

what is artificial honey or fake honey

Artificial honey or fake honey? What is the difference and why should we care? But then, what is natural honey? The opposite, of course. Fake honey is honey that was adulterated. It was real honey in the beginning and than other substances were added to increase its quantity or change its value: glucose, dextrose, molasses, sugar syrup, flour, corn syrup, starch, or any other similar product, other than floral nectar. Even artificial honey can be added to real honey. Some… Read More

Sugars in honey and why honey is so sweet

what sugars are in honey

Some say it is the sweetest natural food. There are many sugars (carbohydrates) in honey and they all count for its sweetness. However, the sweet taste is different with each type of honey, as they all contain different types of sugar. Why is honey so sweet? Because it is made from the nectar honey bees find in flowers, which is really sweet. And because other sugars are subsequently formed under enzymatic process. What is the nectar of a flower? A… Read More