Frequently Asked Questions about Honey

Frequently Asked Questions about Dabur Honey

Following are the most commonly asked questions about honey.

  • What are the health benefits of honey?

    1. Honey is Useful for Weight Loss
    2. Home Remedy for Cough
    3. Honey is used for Healing Wounds
    4. Honey acts as a Natural Sleeping Aid
    5. Natural Energy Drink
    6. Honey for Your Face & Skin
    7. Natural Home Remedy for Dandruff
    8. Helps prevent cancer
    9. Helps regulate blood sugar
    10.Honey helps treat sinus issues

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  • Is it true that honey which crystallises is not pure honey?

    No. Granulation is a perfectly natural process of crystallisation of the Glucose content in honey. Which is why it should not be refrigerated. In fact, crystallised honey can easily be liquefied by placing the bottle in hot water or out in the sun.

  • Is honey a complete natural food?

    Yes, it is. Honey contains essential nutrients, including carbohydrates, mineral, amino acids, proteins and vitamins.

  • Is it bad to have honey in summer?

    No. In fact, as a rich source of carbohydrates, honey provides energy without building heat. So like glucose, it’s ideal for summer.

  • Is honey collected directly from the beehive purer than filtered or processed honey?

    No. Honey extracted straight from beehives contains impurities like pollen, wax and dust. To make it safe for consumption, it has to be filtered and processed.

  • Can you tell the purity of honey from its colour?

    No, you can’t. The colour of honey ranges from almost watery white to dark, depending on the flower from which the nectar was collected.

  • Is it true that thicker the consistency, better the honey?

    No. The lower the natural water content, thicker the honey. Thickness has nothing to do with the quality.

  • How much honey can I eat every day?

    Excessiveness of any food, including honey is not wise. One excellent way to healthier eating is to use honey in our everyday food, for example, replace empty-calorie table sugar with nutritious honey in your routine beverages, spread honey instead of jam on bread, etc. For instance, if all this while you have been taking tea, coffee, or juices with table sugar in your regular meals, you could straight away replace the sugar with honey.

  • Is honey good for infants?

    Feeding honey to a child less than one year of age is not a good idea. The reasons for it are: Babies need to develop immunity and Doctors always advice only mother’s milk to infants till 6 months to 1 yr. Honey , being a product which is collected in an open environment, may carry dirt and some spores along with pollen grains. Hence it is always suggested that you avoid feeding honey to infants.

    a) Honey is known to contain a spore of bacterium called clostridium botulinum, which can cause a rare form of food poisoning in infants. If you have, for some reason, given honey to your baby, monitor his/her health closely for the next 8 -36 hours. If he/she shows any signs of constipation, lack of appetite or listlessness, immediately phone your paediatrician.

    b) Honey is known to contain sugar that can prove damaging for your baby’s new and emerging teeth. Also, as a parent, you should avoid giving too much of sweet or sugary substances to your child as it later on leads to the problem of cavities among children.

  • Can kids eat honey?

    Paediatricians usually recommend to wait till your child turns 1 before introducing honey in his/her diet.

  • Is honey vegan?

    Veganism is often described as a way of living that excludes all forms of cruelty or exploitation of the animal kingdom. Bees very much fall under the bracket of the animal kingdom and any kind of harm to them or their well-being is against the fundamentals of veganism. So because honey comes from bees and bees are animals, honey is an animal product and therefore not vegan.
    Honey bee colonies usually produce a huge amount of honey, much more than what is required by them. Beekeepers remove the surplus honey from the various honey bee colonies and leave more than enough Honey for the colonies to survive.

  • Is honey fattening?

    Honey contain simple sugars like fructose and glucose. A spoonful (15g) of honey gives less calories than sugar. Fattening occurs due to many functions in the body including your food habits, which is why we can’t really say that honey is directly responsible for causing fattening. Find out more about using honey for weight loss with Dabur.

  • Is honey good for skin?

    Honey is incredibly good for the skin thanks to its antibacterial properties. Applying honey to the skin not only gives you a glowing complexion but also give you baby soft skin. Using honey for skin also aids in giving an even tone to the complexion while moisturising and cleansing the skin from deep within. Find out more about using honey for glowing skin with Dabur.

  • Is honey good for diabetics?

    If you have diabetes, you would be required to follow a strict and controlled diet that would usually include cutting down on sugar and other sweet substances. Each diabetic reacts differently to different kinds of carbohydrates. Honey is also a carbohydrate rich food and a teaspoon of it contains approximately 17 gm of carbs. Therefore, before including honey in your daily diet you should check for the total amount of carbs that you are allowed to consume in a day and then devise a diet plan accordingly. Also, knowing what works best and what does not for your body in consultation with a doctor is very important.

  • Is honey safe for dogs?

    Consuming pure honey in moderation is a rule that works well for canines as well. If you wish to give your dog honey, restrict it to a teaspoon a day. If you have a puppy, avoid giving honey to it as puppies have a weak immune and digestive system and honey can cause botulism in them.

  • Is honey good for hair?

    Honey is a rich source of vitamins & minerals, antibacterial properties and acts as a humectant (attracts moisture) among others. This is why using honey for hair works wonders. Honey works best for dry and damaged hair as it is an emollient, which seals the moisture in the scalp thus keeping it conditioned from deep within. Applying honey on hair has been used as one of the home remedies for dry hair since a long time. It not only strengthens your hair from the root but also stimulate growth of strong and naturally soft & shiny hair.

  • Does honey help alleviate cough?

    As per Ayurveda, Honey is a time-tested remedy for sore throat and cough and has gained a fair amount of credibility in the medical community. Moreover, the antimicrobial and antioxidant effect of honey restricts the further formation of the mucus, thereby providing complete relief from coughing. You can also have ginger and honey for better results.

  • Does honey help reduce weight?

    As per Ayurveda books, drinking honey with warm water on an empty stomach is known to manage weight loss.

  • Can honey get spoiled?

    Honey is a super saturated solution. Contamination or growth of microorganisms is nil. Honey comes with a long shelf life. If stored properly, regardless of the date of expiry, honey can still last longer and not get spoiled. Although it might change in looks, begin to look yellow in colour, get thicker and cloudy instead of its original clear texture; but the fact is that it would still be safe to eat.

  • Do you need to refrigerate honey?

    The best thing about honey is that it does not spoil and if stored properly it can last really long. To retain its wonderful flavour, store honey in an air tight jar or container and keep it in a cool place & dry place. But there is no need to refrigerate honey. If you plan to store it for long-term, you can store it in the freezer, as it will help retain its natural goodness, taste & flavour, and thaw it at room temperature whenever you are ready to use it.

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