Honey is a delicate and delicious gift, crafted by our beloved bees. Traditionally used as a natural sweetener for teas, honey also has a notable history of medicinal uses. If you’re looking for a natural and tasty way to top off your oatmeal or your morning cup of tea, look no further than the jar of honey in your cupboard.
If you love honey and herbs as much as we do, then you’ll be thrilled to learn of this awesome herb-infused honey recipe. Then you’ll certainly be looking for even more reasons to put your scrumptious honey to use. Keep reading for the recipe and to learn more.
Interesting Facts about Honey
Honey is a miracle in that our tiny little bee friends have been single-handedly cooking it up for hundreds of years. With this in mind, here are three intriguing facts about honey that will absolutely make you thank the bees more often:
- Honey cannot go bad
- Your eyes are not deceiving you here – honey truly can’t spoil. When you keep your honey sealed in an airtight container, it is one of a list of very few foods that has an eternal shelf life. The chemical makeup of honey is responsible for its persevering nature; honey is naturally acidic and low in moisture, which makes it an impossible breeding ground for any bacteria.
- Honey is good for you – better than refined sugar
- Honey is positively rich in antioxidants. This property of honey has been known to reduce cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure! Additionally, for anyone who struggles with diabetes, the sugar from honey is actually better for you than refined sugars.
- Honey can come in different flavors
- According to this article by Mental Floss, “Honey’s depth of flavor is determined by the source of the nectar it was made from. Linden honey is delicate and woodsy, buckwheat honey is strong and spicy, and eucalyptus honey has a subtle menthol flavor.”
If you’re interested in learning more interesting facts about honey, take a look at this article by Healthline.
Herb Infused Honey RecipeCourse: CondimentDifficulty: Easy
Herb Infused Honey not only has a whole list of health benefits but, it also tastes great! Enjoy this recipe By A Spicy Perspective
12-16 ounce jar of local honey
¼ cup fresh chopped herbs, any variety (2 tablespoons dried herbs)
- Place an open jar of honey in a small sauce pan with 1-2 inches of water surrounding it. Heat the water until the honey is warm and very runny, but not boiling.
- Carefully remove the jar and place the herbs in the top.
- Screw the lid back on the jar and shake the honey. Place the jar in a sunny window and allow it to sit for 1-5 days.
- Reheat the jar, so the honey is very watery, then strain out the herbs. Keep the infused honey in a cool, dark place.
- Try using sage, lavender, rosemary, thyme, basil, mint, hibiscus and rose petals!
If you’re looking for an excuse to put this recipe to the test, look no further than our brand new line of herbal wellness products that are being released by the end of the month! If you want to go the extra mile for a touch more satisfaction, start your own herb garden today, and infuse your honey with the fruits of your very own labor.