Last Updated on January 7, 2021 by Neil Mackengie
Honey is one of the most amazing products found in nature. It has been used since very ancient times since it was practically the only way an early man could get sugar. It was used by the ancients as a medicine, to make a beverage called “mead”, and in a mixture with wine and other alcoholic drinks.
In Egypt, it was used as embalming for the mummies. In ancient India, it was used to preserve fruit and in the making and other foods. Honey is mentioned in the Bible, in the Koran, and in the writings of many ancient Greeks. So you see, its use goes far back in history.
They are hundreds of ways in which honey is used today. It gives 8avour to foods, fruits, sweets, and baked goods. It is used in ice cream. It is in medicines and in feeding babies. It is given to athletes as a source of energy. Honey has antiseptic properties and has been used in healing wounds and cuts. It has been used in hand lotions, in cigarettes, in antifreeze, and even as the center for golf balls!
When Was Honey First Discovered?
The earliest historic mention of honey was in 2100 B.C.