Me too. I bought a jar last year before Halloween, about a cup total, and I still have about 1/4 c left. I bought another because I heard it might help build an immunity to allergens in the air, but haven't even opened that. I use honey so rarely (usually just for dipping Quorn nuggets) that it wouldn't bother me too much if the honey was just corn syrup colored yellow/goldOriginally Posted by RabbitLuvr
The only honey I'll ever eat is local, and I eat that sparingly. (As in, I bought a big 24oz bottle of it a year ago and I still have half of it left.)
I told my bf where honey came from and he refused to believe itOriginally Posted by Forster
Mmmmm, bee vomit. I don't use that much of it, but I do like it. Also we have a local producer and that is all I ever buy from.
When I bake, I use maple syrup sometimes, no honey. Love it.Originally Posted by Limes
I've always preferred maple syrup to honey as a sticky sweetener. I don't avoid things with honey in them (though it's rarely ever the case anyway) but I don't buy it because it's too damn expensive anyway.
Originally Posted by disney.jessica
Off topic a bit but I've always wanted one of the Winnie the Pooh bottles of honey that are sold in Critter Country at Disneyland, at Pooh Corner. It's like the traditional bear bottle of honey, except it's Winnie the Pooh instead, with the same features and red shirt.
Ha ha- thats a GREAT question! If it really doesn't contain pollen, does that make it no longer an animal product? I bet the product still somewhat comes from bees, but they add crap to it.
It seems like all articles say local honey is the way to go for the allergen immunity to work.Originally Posted by Poppy
Geeze. I've seen articles online and in magazines espousing honey as a way to alleviate nasal allergies because it is supposed to contain trace amounts of pollen. I'm sure a lot of people buy and use the stuff thinking it's somewhat medicinal when the only good ingredient is being removed. Ugh.
you use your knife and spread it on toast or on ice cream as is, with the honeycomb intact....also makes like a good chewing gum with the honey squishing outOriginally Posted by Joe
A friend once gave me a large jar of honey from a local farm. It had honeycombs in it. I had no idea how to separate the actual honey from the honeycombs. I tried to take one of the honeycombs out and drain the honey out of it, but because the honey was so thick, it really did not separate.
So I ended up giving the unused portion in the jar back to my friend.
This may sound dumb, but they honey was just useless to me.
Since then I have picked up "acceptable" substitutes for honey, like agave nectar.
there are tons of benefits by using honey, from allergy relief, (but you have to use local honey, made from the plants in your general area), it's great medicinally for healing wounds, is an antibacterial, antiviral, etc. Also works to boost the immune system, etc.Originally Posted by RabbitLuvr
There's no real proof that the honey-allergen thing even works.
I used to eat quite a bit of honey. I made my own plain yogurt (from local milk) and ate it with local honey. (I ate about a tablespoon of honey on 3/4 cup of plain yogurt every day at breakfast.) It was delicious, but my ongoing sinus issues pretty much indicate that consuming local pollen, in the honey, does not improve allergy immunity.
Anyway, when I reduced my dairy consumption I stopped making yogurt, and stopped eating so much honey. I should use up what I have left in tea.