Honey: Packed with vitamin C, iron, and calcium, all of which boost immunity and keep us warm, honey also has antibacterial properties that fight cold, flu and winter allergies. In addition, it works as a protective coating for sore throats. Replace it for sugar in beverages.

Don’t throw away that bottle of honey that’s been lying in the pantry for a decade or more, it’s still edible. As a matter of fact, honey does not spoil, no matter how long you store it. This is because of its unique composition and chemical properties.

Believe it or not, archeologists have even found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs, that are edible till date. However, there is one important criterion to keep in mind. You can only preserve honey in its natural state, without any added water. If you intend to keep it for long, it should be carefully stored in a well-sealed container, and in a cool, dry place.

You can use this natural ingredient in your food to sweeten it, or to ease inflamed or irritated skin. Honey has many health benefits due to amazing constitutions of glucose, iron, phosphate, sodium, chlorine, potassium and magnesium. So go ahead and invest in this wonderful food, which will never expire.

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