Research News

December 2011 Issue

Discovering A Honey of a Sweetener

Humans have always been drawn to the alluring sweetness of honey. Before the advent of sugar refinement, it was the only food available—other than fruit—that satisfied a sweet tooth. It was worth a few bee stings to come home with the prize: a golden honeycomb. Honey also was valued as “medicine” by folk healers for conditions such as lack of vigor and skin healing. Today, modern science is beginning to confirm that honey possesses unique health properties.

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