A Buzzworthy Treat

Posted September 13th, 2010 in Healthy Tips, Superfood

Here’s a little secret. Honey is one of the best compliments for fresh or canned fruit ! Did you know the very best honey for our bodies can often be found right in our own communities?

There are several benefits of eating locally-collected honey. While no medical studies have proved that eating local honey will definitely help allergies, some people have experienced a reduction in allergic symptoms after eating local honey. Honey can also boost energy, relieve morning sickness, and, when mixed with apple cider vinegar, can be used for ailments like stomach aches, constipation, and migraines.

Not only is honey a remedy for common ailments, it is also a great substitute for sugar in most recipes. For best results, follow these tips:

  • If using under one cup of sugar, substitute an equal amount of honey.
  • If using over one cup of sugar, use 2/3 – 3/4 cup of honey per cup.

Do you live in Oregon? Here’s where you can find yummy, sticky options near you.

At Oregon Fruit Products, our Export Sales Manager, Bryan Brown has a “secret life”-as an amateur bee keeper!  Check out his photo in full beekeeper regalia on the Oregon Fruit Facebook Page and while you’re there become a fan.

Additionally, OFP headquarters in Salem is located in the same town as Honeystix, which produces 99.9% of all honey in straws. Honey straws are so pretty, and a great way for kids to have a quick sweet treat without getting too messy.

Inspired by all this honey talk? Check out this yummy Popsicle recipe that uses honey, blackberries and yogurt!

photo credit: fitceleb.com

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