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The Buzz on Honey

The Good-for-You Sweetener

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  • As much as I meant my last comment , I have not seen buckwheat honey for sale locally for years . - 6/3/2015 9:06:16 PM
  • CLAY10237
    Honey has been a food hobby for years. The variety of flavors from the variety of sources is endless. But before you get too excited, remember, for all its benefits, it is a simple sugar. - 5/28/2015 11:08:45 PM
  • Strict vegans choose not to use honey, because it comes from bees. It's an animal product. However, it does not involve the killing of bees to get the honey, so vegetarians will use it.

    Also, please give some info on responsible shopping by buying organic honey. Organic honey will be better because the bees are treated more humanely and because the food source used to feed the bees will not be treated with toxic insecticides. Whenever you buy food that is derived from an animal, you owe it to the animals and your conscience to buy organic. - 2/23/2015 6:34:39 PM
  • I have a friend who was one of the "test subjects" for the UC Davis study! They had to drink that honey in a weird fruit punch every day. She said the fruit punch was nasty...but she lost four pounds during the honey part of the study. (They had to drink the same fruit punch sweetened with regular sugar during the other part of the study.) - 7/7/2014 11:40:58 AM
  • mmm...honey! Fresh from the farmer's market is the best :) - 5/20/2014 10:22:59 AM
  • BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY
    I learned a lot. I love honey. :) - 1/6/2014 6:40:24 PM
  • CATHY65202
    The biggest difference between honey and refined sugar or artificial sweeteners is simple ... God made one and chemists made the others. Who you gonna trust? EVERYTHING in moderation and the more natural the better. - 5/20/2013 9:01:20 PM
  • I've always liked honey in my tea and thought it was a healthier choice but got information that it wasn't, now I'm hearing it is. They could have saved a lot of money on this research and just asked my mother.

    Now after reading this I want to go and watch The Secret Life of Bees. - 4/26/2013 8:08:11 PM
  • There used to be a company that had honey in a cardboard tub that was not highly processed but very delicious sadly I haven't seen it in years. I do like buckwheat honey but I confess I get tired of the taste after a while. - 4/6/2013 11:27:06 PM
  • Thanks for the reminder! - 3/3/2013 9:04:48 PM
  • KAB7801
    I'm going to try honey instead of syrup - 3/3/2013 11:18:09 AM
  • I would like to see a little more information published on SparkPeople about Honey. Contrary to common thought, it is NOT processed just like sugar. Read about the fructose paradox if you need more information. Like with fruits and vegetables, the fructose and glucose from honey are absorbed simultaneously and play much less havoc with blood sugar levels. - 1/1/2013 9:57:57 AM
  • Interesting and informative. For years, when we took our son to college, we would stop at a roadside stand to purchase honey made by a woman in Guttenberg, Iowa. I still have some, and it needs to be heated to melt into useable form, but it is still as delicious as it was when it was fresh! - 6/18/2012 8:52:49 AM
  • HJBLAKESLEY
    Honey and cinnamon is a great throat/cough soother. - 2/24/2012 7:36:47 PM
  • It's great with hot water for a sore throat. - 2/24/2012 5:15:05 PM

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