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Tips for Using Honey
When substituting honey for sugar in baked goods:
· For every cup of sugar called for, use 3/4 cup of honey.
· Reduce the liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used.
· Add about half a teaspoon of baking soda for each cup of honey used.
· Reduce the oven temperature by 25° to prevent over-browning.
· Before you measure your honey, coat the measuring spoon or cup with non-stick cooking spray. This makes clean up much easier.
Store your Honey
Store your honey at room temperature. Storing honey in the refrigerator increases the rate of crystallization. If your honey does crystallize, place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve. You can also put the honey in the microwave with the lid off, and heat it, stirring every 30 seconds until the crystals dissolve. Be careful not to boil or burn the honey.
Vitamins: B6, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid
Minerals: calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc
Amino Acids. It also contains antioxidants, one of which, called pinocembrin, is unique to honey.
Honey is an effective antimicrobial agent, inhibiting the growth of certain bacteria, yeasts and moulds.
Apply honey directly to minor cuts, scrapes and burns to help prevent infection.
Honey is a quick source of energy. The natural mixture of simple sugars may help prevent fatigue and enhance athletic performance.
A spoonful of honey in hot tea can help sooth a sore throat.
Honey contains pollen from the flowers visited by the bees. By ingesting a small amount of honey, and therefore pollen, each day, you can reduce symptoms of pollen allergies.