EN on Foods

September 2000 Issue

Some Sweet News About Honey

The Folklore: We all know honey is a natural sweetener. But did you know honey has been used to dress wounds, treat burns and remedy ulcers since antiquity? Early Egyptians even used honey in embalming. In modern times, its soothing qualities make it an oft-recommended remedy for sore throats. The Facts: Honeybees make honey by mixing their saliva, which contains the enzyme invertase, with nectar taken from flowers. The process changes the composition of the sugar in the nectar from mostly

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