From cooking to traditional medicine, honey has been used by countless cultures for over 2,500 years. According to English food writer Nigel Slater, “the notion of a foodstuff made by plump and beautiful insects whose furry coats are scented with the lavender and dog roses they have visited is as romantic as any food could get.” It’s something to think about the next time you add some honey to your afternoon tea.
Honey is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, calcium, and iron. It helps maintain blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation, and glycogen restoration and contains antioxidants that help clear free radicals from the body. And while honey is good for you, honeybees are good for the planet. Bees are responsible for pollinating roughly 400 different agricultural types of plants. Without bees, agricultural goods like broccoli, asparagus, cucumbers, pumpkins, blueberries and cantaloupes wouldn’t exist.
With everything from appetizers to desserts, these four buzzworthy dishes use the deliciously sweet flavors of honey.
Meats, salads, dressings, desserts – honey brings a magical touch to all sorts of foods. These four, easy to make recipes will have your taste buds buzzing with joy.