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Homemade honey nougat!

It’s time to create delicious and very healthy nougat!

Homemade nougat

Homemade nougat

Ingredients:

300 g of thyme honey

300 g raw sesame seeds

1 lemon zest Instructions

 

Preparation:

I wash the sesame well and pour it into a non-stick frying pan, over medium heat, stirring constantly until it begins to smell and darken. I pull it out immediately. I put the honey in a non-stick saucepan and let it boil on medium heat for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes I add a lemon zest and when it starts to tighten I pour the sesame seeds, mix well and leave for 2 more minutes. I have prepared a refractory rectangular dish with oil paste and pour the mixture into it.

As it is hot with care, I cover it with a second paper on top and with the help of a glass, spread it evenly, pressing to coat and flatten the surface. Remove the paper, allow it to cool slightly and cut with a sharp knife into rectangular pieces. I don’t move them, I leave them in the pan to cool completely. I store them in a sealed container or I can pack them in a package.

I can also wrap them with film. Store at room temperature for months. ENJOY!

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How do bees make honey?

It takes about 60,000 bees to travel up to 90,000 km to visit more than 2 million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just half a pound of honey!

Once the bees collect the nectar, they store it in their extra stomach where they are mixed with enzymes.  Τhen passes into the mouth of another bee. This process is repeated until the nectar is digested «partially and then deposited in a honeycomb.

Τhe bees flutter the liquid nectar with their wings, helping the water evaporate and create the thick stuff we know as «honey.» This honeycomb is then sealed with a liquid discharge from the bee belly, which hardens and becomes the beeswax known to us all. As reported in Live Science

«Away from air and water, honey can be stored indefinitely, providing bees with the perfect source of food for the cold winter months.»

Light honey, like honey made from orange blossoms, tends to be gentler, while dark honey, like those made from wildflowers, tends to have a stronger flavor!

We prefer cretan honey from cretaneshop.gr!

The beneficial honey!

Honey has a beneficial effect and deserves … to take the place of sugar!

Now that it’s winter, honey suits our beverages to soften our throat, but it’s not the only way we can use it. A tea spoon honey for dressing our salad, chicken, smoothies, yoghurt, always is a sweet and healthy for our body.

The most important benefits

It can benefit in cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease

It can protect you from gastroesophageal reflux by creating a layer on the mucous membrane of the esophagus. It looks like 5ml of honey a day is enough if your heartburn afflicts in your everyday life.

It gives you energy in a natural way

Try to add a little honey to your diet. Its carbohydrate content is what gives this quality and is what you need to add to your breakfast, cereal, milk, tea or yogurt. A good idea is also adding honey to some warm water.

Helps you sleep better

In addition to eliminating negative thoughts and anxiety, you can try to drink a glass of warm milk with a tea spoon honey. Honey in this case acts soothingly in the brain and helps you to relax and fall asleep more easily.

It does good in heart

Frequent consumption of honey may also have a positive effect on factors related to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Soothes the throat

Honey is the natural medicine by itself or in a hot drink with a little salt and a spoonful of lemon juice for more action and relief.

For … hangover

The next time you drink a little more, make sure there is plenty of honey in your kitchen cabinets. A good idea is to consume it in a smoothie, which you can make with honey, yoghurt and orange juice.

Fights bad breath

You can combine honey with a little cinnamon and … freshen your breath in the minute.

A secret: one tablespoon accounts for about 65 calories, so go for honey!

We prefer Cretan honey from cretaneshop.gr for better life!