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Honey was the favorite sweet of the ancient Greeks, who admired the hard work of the bees and captured their admiration for them by creating decorations and jewelry that depicted them. Is one of the sweeteners, containing glucose and fructose, but unlike sugar, it also contains many valuable health ingredients, with proven antioxidant and antimicrobial activity. Beekeeping is first mentioned in Egypt 5,000 years before where besides food, Egyptians also used it as a medicine, to treat ulcers and burns. Hippocrates, the “father” of medicine listed it among therapeutic foods, with healing, emollients and cleansing properties, while it was among the foods that they treat colds with. We have reports about it from Aristotle, besides the Egyptian and ancient Greek “medical” use of honey, this natural sweetener essence refers to both traditional Chinese medicine and the famous Ayurveda, the Indian alternative traditional medicine.
With just 64 calories per teaspoon (5ml), it’s not a sweetener that contains mainly sugars and water. On the contrary. Honey contains a remarkable number of antioxidants, such as vitamin E and C, along with substances similar to their nutritional value, such as flavonoids and phenols. Its antioxidant value varies depending on the source from which the bees receive the nectar, with dark buckwheat honey to hold the first place in vitamin content and valuable micronutrients for the body (more than 40), with intense action against viruses and infectious diseases.
Honey, like all antioxidant foods, protects our genes from the damage caused by free radicals and this is why they are considered foods that help prevent various forms of cancer. However, and in his case honey, any beneficial action is taken into account in the context of a balanced diet with daily exercise. It is also important to know that honey should not be consumed before the age of 1, because of the risk of serious allergies.
Honey selected from Alexandro’s Gourmet online store, come from beekeepers who love bees and their products, working with respect for nature and its processes and protect with their professionalism the trade of honey from impurities and frauds. Alexandro’s Gourmet honey have stood out in international competitions and are included among the most prized for their nutritional value, taste and purity. They are all products of hard work, patience and perseverance and contain in every spoon the wisdom of the bees and the wealth of nature.