Debunking Seven Popular Honey Myths
Eating healthy and fresh is the new age rule for getting fit. While most of us have been urged to replace our dearest sweetener with honey, many of us still wonder if consuming honey is a new way forward.
In this article, we aim to bust some myths that have been buzzing around honey and its natural properties. If you like our discovery and collation, don’t forget to hit like and subscribe at the end of the page to receive regular updates about the honey world!
- Is honey bad if it’s dark in colour or has some white foam in the bottle or twigs?
No, honey is as safe and fresh as it was at the time of packaging.
Elements of the source of honey viz., flowers’ nectar, region, soil and climate play a vital role in the look and taste of honey. The white foam is the tiny air bubbles in honey which try and escape to the top in the bottle or twigs.
- Is honey unfit for consumption if it’s crystalized?
No, honey crystallization or granulation is a natural phenomenon. During granulation, honey transforms from a liquid state to a semi-solid honey state. This occurs in pure honey and aids in preserving its nutrients and quality. Hence, crystallization is good proof of purity.
Besides, you’d find crystalized honey easier to spread and richer in flavour! Give a quick read to why honey crystallized on our blog page to understand the science and reasoning behind crystallization.
- Does Honey spoil when stored without refrigeration?
No, honey never spoils and does not even require refrigeration. Honey will last forever. However, it may not taste good or hold its health benefits. Therefore, for best results, we suggest reading the instructions on the package for storage and use it by the best before date.
With Honey Twigs, you do not need to refrigerate. All you need is a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight to store the delicious honey!
- Is it harmful if one consumes the honeycomb and beeswax?
No, it is not harmful if you happen to consume beeswax or honeycomb.
Beeswax is a plant-based wax made by honeybees to build the cells that keep their honey clean and safe.
- Is it dangerous to use metal spoons to eat honey?
No, it is not dangerous to use a metal spoon as the acidic nature of honey would not erode the spoon with a quick scoping. However, we do not recommend storing a metal spoon with honey for a long period.
- Do all bees produce the same tasting honey?
No, not all bees produce honey, let alone that tasting the same.
There are nearly 20,000 known bee species in the world. Out of these, only honey bees make edible honey. Read more about the bee concept along with some fun facts in our blog Hello Honey Bee.
- Does eating local honey help treat symptoms of allergies?
No, eating any honey helps treat the symptoms of allergies.
Honey is a natural antioxidant, having antibacterial properties which help improve the digestive system and boost immunity. Therefore, consuming any honey on which you can get your hands on instead of relying on local honey is a good idea.
If you’re looking for mess-free honey, hit us up and make your best order with a combination of delicious flavoured honey!
- New-born babies should be fed a spoon of honey
No, infants, till the age of one year, should not be consuming honey.
Honey is healthy for adults and growing kids, but an infant’s digestive system is awfully sensitive and may not be able to digest honey appropriately.
The natural bacteria in Honey does no harm to adult bodies but can prove toxic for infants. This age-old tradition can cause a baby to suffer from Infant Botulism , owing to their sensitive digestive systems.
Ensuring everyone is aware of the harm, Honey Twigs packaging states ‘Children under the age of 1 year should not be fed honey’.