Antibacterial. Archaeologists these days are excavating ancient Egyptian tombs and finding pots of superfood honey still in their raw state, preserved as if it had just been put there. There’s no such thing as a food without an expiration date, is there?
The Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute explains
To begin with the chemical compounding of superfood honey shows a sugar is hygroscopic, meaning it contains very little water and when left uncovered it will suck in the moisture. There aren’t many bacteria that can survive in that environment, they smother. Honey is acidic (3 and 4.5).
Bees the mystical creatures and that old black magic
Bees have an enzyme glucose oxidase that comes forth, when regurgitated, when they are making the nectar, gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Hence the perfect salve for wounds, it halts all bacterial growth. Early Sumerian clay tablets tell archaeologists superfood honey was used in 30% of all prescriptions.
Natural or processed honey
Either honey still has an eternal shelf life. Natural honey still has the enzymes and pollen, while processed honey is heated to a required temperature and has no particles. The honey may crystallize but neither will they spoil.
Honey the super food
As long as honey stays sealed and zero moisture it will not go bad for a long time.
As a superfood, raw unprocessed honey promotes longevity because it is chock full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and phytonutrients.
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