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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

What is the best treatment for herpes?

natural cure for herpes

In 2015 the World Health Organization said two-thirds of the world population have oral herpes. Every person has at least once asked himself what is the best treatment for herpes. Not because it is dangerous, but because it hurts and is unaesthetic. We know that cold sores (that’s how herpes manifests itself) have nothing to do with a cold. Though they may appear exactly when we catch a cold, like the cherry on top of a cake, the cold is not… Read More

Royal jelly is one of the best natural remedies for breast cancer

natural supplement for breast cancer

Natural remedies for breast cancer? Royal jelly is a natural supplement that prevents breast cancer and helps you reduce the size of the already formed malignancy. Royal jelly is a natural product widely consumed in daily diets in numerous countries. It has various pharmacological properties, including antioxidative, anti‑inflammatory and antibiotic properties and our growing awareness that bee products (as part of other natural supplements) are healthy and recommended to anyone, have contributed to an increasing number of studies investigating its effects. •… Read More

How to treat cold symptoms, especially in children

Colds again? Here is how to treat cold symptoms using only one natural product. It’s old but science confirms it works! Here is a recent study proving I’m not just being obsessed with propolis for nothing! The study was called “Propolis nasal spray effectively improves recovery from infectious acute rhinitis and common cold symptoms in children: a pilot study.” It was conducted by Marti J et al., from Spain and was published in J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2017 Oct-Dec;31(4):943-950. Forty children suffering from acute… Read More

Black Mangrove Honey and why we have less and less of it

black mangrove honey is becoming rare

Black Mangrove honey is a unique honey with roots in salty waters. Sort of saying. Tastes like butterscotch and is good for kidney stones and hepatitis! But because we cut the trees to build roads and commercial centers or because hurricanes destroy them, we have less and less of what was once considered a delicacy. Common name: Black Mangrove Scientific name: Avicennia germinans It’s a shrub in the acanthus family, Acanthaceae. It grows in tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and on the… Read More

Are there pesticides in honey?

pesticides in honey

To ask if there are pesticides in honey is quite legitimate. If those toxic chemicals are in flowers’ nectar aren’t they in honey, too? Are they dangerous to us? will see… Agriculture needs toxic chemicals to fight against weeds, insects, bacteria, rodents and so many others. To resist those poisoning substances, the plants have been GMO-ed. Everything has changed. And this change threatens the quality of the other byproducts, like honey. The commonly used insecticides, known as neonicotinoids, are absorbed… Read More

How is cotton honey?

what is cotton honey like

Cotton honey first sounded like a joke to me. I mean, cotton is for clothes, for good quality clothes, breathable and soft. The only image I had in mind of the plant named cotton, was from an old movie where black slaves were gathering white balls of fluffy cotton from a huge field. (city girl – what can I say!) I remember the contrast between their black ebony hands and the white balls. I never imagined honey can be produced from… Read More

News from beekeeping: beginners increase their number as never before

start beekeeping today It is easy

With more and more technology beekeeping is getting easier. Beginners have increased their number a lot this year but somehow we don’t have more honey. We are told the bees disappear. Despite the fact that conventional medicine has begun to recognize the good benefits of honey consumption. Or maybe, because of it? We have more beekeeping beginners though we still hear about colony collapse disorder and less and less honey bees. Would that mean that the damage we bring to… Read More