Forget diamonds, honey is truly a girl (and boy)'s best friend. This golden nectar, crafted by our buzzing buddies the bees, isn't just a delicious drizzle for your toast; it's a health hero packing a punch of antioxidants, antibacterial goodness, and even a throat-soothing hug for those winter sniffles. But here's the sticky truth: not all that glitters (or glistens) is gold. A surprising amount of the “honey” on supermarket shelves is more like a sugary imposter, and that's where things get a little shady.
Liborio Carrillo Miranda, a beekeeping guru and UNAM professor, is here to spill the tea (or should we say, the honey) on how to spot a real queen from a counterfeit wannabe. First things first, ditch the idea that “natural” means bland. Real honey packs a punch of sweetness, thanks to a special sugar called levulose. This sugar is 1.5 times sweeter than regular sugar, meaning you need less to satisfy your cravings – win-win for your taste buds and your waistline.