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Most of us have a jar of honey in our kitchen and use it every now and then to spread on bread or toast. But, wonderful as it tastes, honey can be enjoyed in so many other ways. It can be added to sweet and savory dishes as well as smoothies and hot drinks. And yes it can even be used for cuts and bruises do it antiseptic and wound healing properties. Honey is a natural humectant that draws moisture from the air and seals it into the skin, which is why it is such an excellent ingredient in cosmetics.
Next time you're buying a jar, take a look at all the different varieties of honey available and try something different. Honey is available clear and runny, thick and creamy, dark or light or in its comb. The flavor, color and consistency vary, depending on the flowers the nectar was collected from, as a general rule, the darker the honey in color the stronger in flavour, the lighter in color the sweeter in taste.
Honey is a mixture of natural sugars (fructose and glucose), water and small amounts of minerals, vitamins and pollen. Thanks to its natural preservative qualities honey lasts for a very long time.
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