Honey is the nature’s wonder. It has been food and medicine for people around the world ages back. Honey is rich in minerals, vitamins, enzymes that make it nature’s best and most effective medicine. There is no doubt that human kind knows about honey and uses it powers to make the life easier and healthier.
We know a lot about honey. We know that it is an amazing food that gives you energy that it can be used as remedy for colds, infections, wounds, it can be used for weight loss, treat cancer with it… but you probably didn’t know these things about honey.
THE OLDEST ALCOHOLIC DRINK WAS MADE OF HONEY
Honey was found in Chinese ceramic pots that are supposed to date about 7 millenniums B.C. Our ancestors later discovered that they can make tasty brandy from honey and it was popular among the Vikings, Romans, Greeks and Mayans.
HONEY WAS THE DRINK OF GODS
Ancient Greeks believed that honey is main ingredient of nectar-the drink of their gods. They also believed that their Gods were sending the honey to the bees so they could collect it. Honey has an important role in many Greek rituals and it is linked to strength and immortality.
HONEY IS A REMEDY
PEOPLE WERE ADDING FLAVOR TO HONEY
Honey can be sweet, dry, bitter, but in the past people knew about various strange flavors of honey. The most popular kinds back then were honey with added raspberries, blackberries, ginger, orange peel or beer.
HONEY IS DRINK OF THE KINGS
There is a belief that king Midas loved honey, as well as King Salomon and the queen of Saba. Honey is the main ingredient of the favorite drinks of some of the present kings and queens.
HONEY IS THE MAIN REASON HONEYMOON EXISTS
Honey is one of the most famous aphrodisiacs. In the middle ages there was a tradition newlywed to drink honey wine during full moon because they believed it will bring them happiness and fertility. This is how the phrase honeymoon was invented and it still lives on today, all thanks to honey.