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Don’t Cook Honey!

Yes, I wish that was something I heard all the time, as in, “you don’t have to cook, honey.” Alas, that’s not what I mean here…I’m talking about the sweet stuff.  Many well meaning health advocates recommend replacing honey in recipes that call for sugar,  but don’t do it-  honey is very good for you as long as it’s raw.  Cooked honey, on the other hand, is detrimental to your health.  Beekeepers first discovered this- they often spray honey water on bee hives to calm the bees so they can retrieve the honey- but when they use cooked honey to spray, all the bees die.  It’s bad for humans too.

Moral of the story?  Only consume raw honey, and don’t cook with it.  Try maple syrup or agave nectar instead.