Honey: Healthier Sweetener or Just Another Form of Sugar?

August 26, 2014 3:52 PM

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Honey goes way, way back. Researchers found bees made this staple sugar in the country Georgia some 5,500 years ago, about 2,000 years earlier than explorers originally thought with Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb.

Humans are genetically hardwired to want food that's sweet, and from an evolutionary perspective valuing honey makes sense. Our Paleolithic ancestors gorged on ripe summer fruit and very rarely honey to "winter up" for the cold months ahead.

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