- Honey is a sweet, Viscous food substance
- Honey is made from Nectar of plants
- Not all plants are "Bee Friendly" and produce the Nectar needed for bee's to make honey
- Honey's Food data Central number is "169640" and its nutrients list can be found here - click here -
- Different flowers produce different types of honey, a chart can be found here
- in 1935 Honey grading started in canada for hte export market and in 1939 for the Canadian Market.
- 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.
- Most grocery stores sell grade 1 as lower grades are used in commercial food processing
- 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
- in general, Light- colored honey is more mild and sweet, darker honey has a stronger taste (every one has there own preferred honey)
- 1 million flowers and 50,000 bee flights are needed to produce 1kg of honey
- In 2016 Canada exported 17,954 TONS of honey! thats 2,564 fully grown African elephants! (Source)
- 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
- 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.
- 100 percent of the honey sampled from drugstores like Walgreens, Rite-Aid and CVS Pharmacy had no pollen.
- 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.
- 100 percent of the honey packaged in the small individual service portions from Smucker, McDonald’s and KFC had the pollen removed.
- 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.