Honey is at the center of our social justice enterprise. But did you know that it’s history is just as rich as it’s sweet flavor? Before sugar became widely available in the 16th century, honey was the world’s go-to sweetener, its origins harkening back to ancient Greece and Egypt. Not only is it sweet and full of flavor, but it also has a number of surprising health benefits!
- It’s rich in antioxidants. Antioxidant-rich foods have a wide range of benefits including reducing heart attacks, strokes, inflammation, and some types of cancer. Some studies also show that it may promote eye health.
- It promotes wound healing. Topical use of Benefits of honey topically to heal wounds and burns were discovered in ancient Egypt. Although it’s uncertain why, research has shown that honey’s healing powers most likely come from its antibacterial components and its ability to nourish skin tissue.
- It reduces your cough. For children one year old and up, it can serve as a cough suppressant. One study found that it reduced cough and improved sleep better than some cough medications.
- It’s a good swap for typical sweeteners. Sugar is devoid of nutrients and packed with calories. Honey not only packs sweetness into every dish or baked good, but most recipes require less of it than sugar. Its flavor goes a long way, and it has more nutrients.
Our wildflower honey is high quality and harvested by female survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction locally. Try it stirred into a hot cup of our mint+lemonbalm tea for the perfect afternoon pick me up!
Submitted by: Olivia Zavitson, Communication & Marketing Manager