With Record Heat Wave, How Do You Stay Cool? Sweeten Summer Drinks with Local Honey, Suggests North Dallas Honey Company
A cold, refreshing glass of iced tea or lemonade – what could sound, or taste, better on a blistering summer day? North Dallas Honey Company suggests sweetening your summer drinks with local honey for an added boost.
Honey is a golden oldie, meaning – historically speaking – honey has roots as a natural healer in ancient Egypt. As a natural sweetener, honey offers nutritional value to anything it sweetens. A misconception about honey is that it is made from pollen. Actually, the pollen sticks to the bee’s legs and is carried to another blossom where some of it rubs off, thus pollinating that blossom. All the while the bee is sucking up nectar to take back to the hive, where it is mixed with enzymes and stored in a beehive cell. Along with the benefits of the 5,000 enzymes, there are over 21 vitamins, 27 minerals, 22 amino acids, full of antioxidants, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, all to help fight diseases and help with you digestive system.
Sweet Tea is practically the national beverage of the South. And it is terrific when sweetened with local honey. If you know how much sugar you usually like in your tea, divide that amount by 3 to find out how much honey to use, or use 1/3 cup per gallon of tea. Measure it out before adding, otherwise it’s difficult to tell how much you’re adding. Also, honey’s viscosity can make it difficult to get a "perfect pour" without practice. Stir it in while the tea is hot, especially if you’re going to ice it.
Another favorite summer beverage is lemonade. Try this recipe, sweetened with honey.
1/2 cup North Dallas Honey
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 quart water
2 lemons, thinly sliced
Grab an old-fashioned mason quart-size canning jar. Add the juice and North Dallas Honey to the jar and fill the rest of the way with chilled water. Cover with lid and a tea towel and shake until well blended. Refrigerate and serve over ice. Slice several lemons and place into the lemonade.
North Dallas Honey has been providing local, raw and unfiltered honey since 1972. Look for the bear-shaped bottles with the orange label at your local grocer. To help alleviate allergies with an assist from nature – think organic, adults should take 1 tablespoon of honey a day and children over age 1 should take 2 teaspoons a day.
For your convenience, our honey can be found on a number of shelves at local retailers, including Albertson's, Central Market, Kroger, Market Street, Sprouts, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods. Visit www.northdallashoney.com.
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North Dallas Honey Company (www.northdallashoney.com) produces thick and quality honey that is packaged in 12-, 16- and 32-ounce containers. Additionally, we provide 1- and 5-gallon containers of our honey and have quarterly gift baskets filled with our honey available to order. For your convenience, our honey can be found on a number of shelves at local retailers, including Albertson's, Central Market, Kroger, Market Street, Sprouts, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods and online at www.northdallashoney.com.