The sweet, rich flavor of honey is something that everyone loves. Thankfully, it’s also a great food storage item!
Honey can be used in hundreds of recipes, can be used for different purposes and has an amazingly long shelf life. Below, we’ve listed just a few of the benefits of honey and explaining why you should have honey in your food storage!
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You Can Make Your Hair Beautiful
After you take a shower, coat the ends of your hair with honey. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse your hair. It should take care of frizzy ends. It will also make your hair more shiny and bright by adding 1 tsp of honey to 1 quart of water. Wash your hair with the mixture and let your hair dry.
Honey is a great source of healing power. Honey helps you fight infections, aids in tissue healing and helps reduce inflammation and scarring. It can also help you grow stronger and healthier skin. With food storage, you want to have enough nutrients, but you also want food that will make you healthier!
If you’re using your food storage for baking, honey can be a great replacement option. Instead of using sugar, you can substitute honey cup or cup. However, you will need to decrease other liquids in the recipe by ¼ per 1 cup of honey.
However, it should be noted that some types of honey will turn into a glue-like substance when they are heated above 108 degrees Fahrenheit. This can be hard to eat and if difficult to digest.
Amazing Shelf Life
Honey in a sealed container can stay good for decades or even centuries. Honey can change color during its storage life and might change color. Depending on the temperature of the storage location, this can give you a 2-year shelf life. However, if stored in a cool, dry location, honey can last for decades.
Just Stir It Up to Prepare
Many times, people will open their honey and it has become solid. Granulation, crystallization or sugaring can occur with pure honey. However, this is easily reversed. It doesn’t mean that the honey is rotten or bad. Just take a pan and boil some water. Turn the heat off and place the container into the boiling water. Leave it until both the water and the container have cooled.
Probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but you can use honey to relieve diaper rash and chafing. The sugar in the honey absorbs water, keeping bacteria from causing infection. However, it’s not recommended to feed honey to children under 12 months of age. It can cause botulism.
Go the Extra Mile
Honey can actually help you perform better in physical activity. Ancient Olympians would eat honey with dried figs and modern science has shown the benefits. Honey will help you maintain glycogen levels and improve your recovery time better than other sweeteners.
Extra Vitamins and Minerals
Raw Honey and Pure Honey contain vitamins, minerals and enzymes that aren’t found in refined honey. Honey also doesn’t contain fat or cholesterol. The Food and Drug Administration considers honey “sodium free.”
Gluten Free Food Storage
Honey is also a naturally gluten-free product. It’s also free of other allergens
Alright, Let’s Discuss
So, what have you used honey for? Have you found an amazing health benefit for honey in your diet? Share the knowledge below and share this article with your friends and family.