Honey Page #1
  1. Honey - Noun Hon-ey hə-nē
  2. plural honeys
  3. Def: a sweet viscid material elaborated out of the nectar of flowers in the honey sac of various bees
  4. Def 2:a sweet fluid resembling honey that is collected or elaborated by various insects
  5. First Known Use of honey - before the 12th century, 
  6.  Etymology - Middle English hony, from Old English hunig; akin to Old High German honag honey, and probably to Sanskrit kāñcana gold, Latin canicae bran
  7. Honey is made from Nectar of plants
  8. Not all plants are "Bee Friendly" and produce the Nectar needed for bee's to make honey
  9. Honey's Food data Central number is "169640" and its nutrients list can be found here - click here - 
  10. Different flowers produce different types of honey, a chart can be found here
  11. in 1935 Honey grading started in canada for hte export market and in 1939 for the Canadian Market.
  12. Grading is based on: Moisture content, Freedom of foreign matter and flavor and is graded on a scale of 1 - 3 with 1 being the highest quality.
  13. Most grocery stores sell grade 1 as lower grades are used in commercial food processing
  14. Honey is packaged according to color. typically; White, Golden, Amber or dark. the color is determined by the type of flower visited by the bees
  15. in general, Light- colored honey is more mild and sweet, darker honey has a stronger taste (every one has there own preferred honey) 
  16. 1 million flowers and 50,000 bee flights are needed to produce 1kg of honey 
  17. In 2016 Canada exported 17,954 TONS of honey! thats 2,564 fully grown African elephants! (Source)
  18. According to a 2011 article, a large amount of Pasturized honey had NO pollen at all. due to a filtering process. this means that all the health benefits of the honey are no longer there
  19. 76 percent of samples bought at groceries had all the pollen removed, These were stores like TOP Food, Safeway, Giant Eagle, QFC, Kroger, Metro Market, Harris Teeter, A&P, Stop & Shop and King Soopers.
  20. 100 percent of the honey sampled from drugstores like Walgreens, Rite-Aid and CVS Pharmacy had no pollen.
  21. 77 percent of the honey sampled from big box stores like Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target and H-E-B had the pollen filtered out.
  22. 100 percent of the honey packaged in the small individual service portions from Smucker, McDonald’s and KFC had the pollen removed.
  23. Bryant found that every one of the samples Food Safety News bought at farmers markets, co-ops and “natural” stores like PCC and Trader Joe’s had the full, anticipated, amount of pollen.

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