Honey - one of the oldest known sweetners
Honey is one of the oldest known sweetners. It has been an essential part of our diet since time began and there is increased interest in its culinary and health properties.
Not only delicious to eat, honey is hailed for its medicinal properties - it is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and packed with highly valuable nutrients.
It is considered a "complete food" with a complex balance of protein, enzymes and carbohydrates.
In the Waikato the honey business is buzzing. Horsham Downs couple Stephanie and Martin Lynch run Vitality Bee Products, selling honey at local Farmers' Markets.