Hence, there is a potential for these organism to thrive and grow in the intestines of young infant's intestines and produce toxin, possibly causing a serious form of food poisoning known as infant botulism. The typical symptoms of this illness are constipation followed by general weakness and poor feeding ability, and in worst cases, they can lead to sudden death. One aspect that parents tend to forget is that are also processed foods with honey added as an ingredient, such as crackers, cereals, bread, etc. Infants should also be kept safe from these foods.
There's strong evidence that the sweet sticky stuff has antibacterial properties that can speed up the healing process
It soothes sore throats and tastes great in tea. But honey is more than a sweet addition to your diet — it's also a powerful way to help wounds heal.
In a new British Journal of Surgery report, researchers looked at 44 reviews of wound treatment strategies for a variety of injuries. Among the most interesting findings: There was strong evidence showing that honey can cut healing time when applied to mild to moderate burns.
That's something our ancestors may have already known, since honey has been used for healing since ancient times. Between 50 A.D. and 70 A.D., the Greek physician Dioscorides wrote in his medical treatise De Materia Medica that honey was good for treating ulcers. The Edwin Smith Papyrus, an Egyptian medical manual written around 1600 B.C., recommends using honey, usually combined with oil, to treat everything from head wounds to a broken nose to a dislocated jawbone.
"Honey has antibacterial properties, although ancient peoples didn't understand that," says Arlene Shaner, reference librarian for historical collections at the New York Academy of Medicine, which holds the Edwin Smith Papyrus. "But they understood that honey was soothing or healing."
While organic honey is a great optionas a natural sweetener, it also possesses a variety of other health benefits. This superfood has several elements, that work to improve the health of your body, both inside and out.
Honey Spiced Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat to blend together. Remove lemon peel before basting.
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How to make Honey Ice Cream
Whisk together eggs, honey, and salt in medium bowl. In medium saucepan, bring half-and-half to a full simmer with any infusions.
Remove from heat. If infusing, cover and let steep 2 hours and strain into another medium size saucepan and bring to a simmer again.
In a slow, steady stream, add about 1 cup of the simmering cream mix to the eggs while whisking (to avoid scrambling the eggs) and then return the egg and cream mixture to the sauce pan.
Again, bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until custard thickens enough to coat spoon and thermometer reads 170°F to 175°F, about 4 minutes (do not allow to boil!).
Strain into clean bowl and allow steam to escape before covering and chilling until cold (at least 3 hours and up to 1 day).
Process custard in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions; add soft ingredients half way through freezing or chunky ingredients during the last 2 to 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl or tub, add any desired swirls and serve, or cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours and up to 3 days.
Four ways to customize honey ice cream
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Hopefully the weather will be favourable over the next few weeks and we will have some local honey for sale
Fingers crossed and It won't be long - another 5 or 6 weeks before Declan and myself begin to harvest our local honey .
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