A Little History
Honey is mankind’s oldest sweetener. Honey is manufactured in nature’s most efficient factory – the beehive. Bees make honey from the nectar of flowers and they will travel as far as 40,000 miles and visit over 2 million flowers to produce one pound of honey.
Honey has been found in the tombs of ancient Egyptian Pharos and men harvesting honey was painted on the walls of caves by pre-historic man. The bible mentions honey or honeycomb over 40 times. In the book of St. Luke 24:42, after Christ rose from the dead, the first food He ate was “broiled fish and honeycomb.”
Honeybees have been in Europe and Asia for hundreds of thousands of years. It was not until the late 1600’s that the bee was brought to this country by Europeans. Approximately one half of the human diet is derived directly or indirectly from crops pollinated by honeybees. Today, honeybees are an essential part of a healthy agriculture economy.
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Many individuals eat honey to build tolerances to pollen. Try our SpringMtn Honey. Each jar can represent over 100 different varieties of flowers and pollen sources!
Today, many honeys are imported or are blended with honeys from other countries. We produce our own honey from the native plants of the North Georgia and Western North Carolina mountains.
Power of Honey
Honey is being rediscovered as a natural source of energy that also offers a unique combination of nutritional benefits. In addition to being a concentrated energy source, honey contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. Honey is an instant energy-building food. Honey is virtually free of bacteria and rarely spoils.
Every spoonful of honey has potent antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. Including the following:
- Honey helps reduce chest disorders and coughs. It soothes sore throats.
- It improves chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, sinus problems and allergies.
- Honey hastens the healing of wounds. Reduces inflammation.
- Honey helps sooth the skin and clears many skin disorders. Its amino acids and vitamin C speeds the growth of healthy tissue.
- Honey facilitates the digestion and assimilation of other foods.
These potent medicinal properties can be radically altered when exposed to high-pressurized heat processing often used in commercial packaging plants. MtnHoney is NEVER heated, thus preserving all the natural enzymes, anti microbial properties and microbial qualified that nature intended.