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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mother Nature's Sugar "Honey" Stalked By Impostors?

I read today in the Detroit News that the old fashioned honey bear is losing a long battle! My guess is that if I didn't know it either do you.

There are Honey-flavored syrups now on the store shelves and you the consumer may not even be able to tell that what you are buying is not the real thing!

The honey fakes are packaged just like the real 100% honey and unless you "read" the label you may be purchasing it with out knowing.

It will say 100% pure honey. Period.

The best way to buy pure quality honey is to get it from your local bee keeper. You need to buy it from a local keeper not one from across the country. The bee's honey is produced from the flowers right in your back yard and there for better for you and have been known to help fend off allergies.

Honey has 17 grams of carbs, and 64 calories per tablespoon. Loaded with flavonoids and phenolic acids which act as antioxidants that get rid of free radicals (as stated in the article and from several other sources). Honey is also has healing properties and has remedies to relieve sore throat, flu, sinus pressure, congestion and allergies.

I buy all my "home grown honey" from a gal out in Davisburg, MI where I grew up. Her name is Blanche Barber. Her Husband a former Bee Keeper and volunteer fireman David E. Barber has now passed away but her family still collects and bottles the honey.

You can get Jars, bears, honey sticks for hot tea or for the kids, honey comb, wax, candles and more.

The next time I'm out I will take some photo's and post. It's great to have grown up with such a wonderful piece of Mother Nature. Too bad it took me until I grew up to appreciate it ;)

If you are interested in purchasing honey from Mrs. Barber please call to order: 248-634-7017.

While your out be sure to stop and visit the Davisburg candle factory... been around for over a hundred years and is still making candles!

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