Natural honey is a sweet, viscous food substance made by bees. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or from secretions of other insects (such as honeydew), by regurgitation, enzymatic action, and water evaporation.
- Ope Farms honey is a typical example of what Nigerian localists call “Ogidi oyin” meaning “original honey”. This honey is naturally sourced from beehives around nice scenting plants. It serves all-purpose that honey serves; health, culinary and cosmetic purposes, and it is packaged under high safety conditions.
- Bees store honey in wax structures called honeycombs.
- Honey gets its sweetness from fructose and glucose
- It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor when used as a sweetener
- Most microbes do not grow in honey, so sealed honey does not spoil, even after thousands of years.
Use natural honey to sweeten your day
- Add a few drops to vinaigrette dressing to sweeten green salad and side dish vegetables.
- Combine with equal parts mustard and just a dab of mayo to make your own honey-mustard sauce for dipping chicken fingers and spreading on sandwiches. Honey and ginger also make a delicious glaze for salmon.
- Whisk honey into whipped cream cheese or ricotta; add grated lemon, orange, grapefruit, or lime zest (peel), or try ground cinnamon or ginger. Spread it on muffins or quick bread, or use it as cupcake frosting.
- Drizzle over an open-faced nut butter sandwich.
- Combine with yogurt and fruit in a bowl or blend into smoothies.