This post about the Benefits of Honey is made possible by the National Honey Board.
With more than 300 varietals in the United States alone, it’s no wonder that versatile culinary ingredient. It can be used in any dish complementing and enhancing a variety of foods and flavors: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory.
I using honey in the kitchen, whether it’s adding it to tea, drizzling it on toast, using it in a marinade for chicken, we go through so much in our house. Last week I attend this really cool event at the Seattle Art Museum to learn even more about the benefits of honey and also to eat some delicious foods made with honey, including a tasty goat cheese spread.
The goat cheese spread was so delicious, I had to make it at home too!
Looks yummy right? Here’s the recipe card they shared with me at the event so you can make it too!
Beyond the tastebuds, there are other benefits of honey.
In Beauty: Honey is a humectant. This means it attracts and retains moisture. Consider adding honey to your skin care routine and enjoy it’s skin moisturizing benefits.
Energy: Honey has 17 grams of carbohydrates and 64 calories per teaspoon. It’s considered an all natural energy booster. It’s a great pick-me-up so consider packing some along with your water bottle when you head to the gym.
Soother: Have a pesky cough? For centuries honey has been used as a natural cough suppressant.
Please note: It is very important to wait until after a child is one year of age before introducing them to honey. If you have questions about this please speak to your licensed health care provider.