Thursday, 26 May 2011 11:47
a spoonful of honey to start the day?
A recent study by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation in the Autumn edition of Rural Diversity, looks at the trends effecting the consumption and marketing of honey. If you start your day eating on the go your not alone, growing numbers of people are eating breakfast while on their way to work.
The study looks at honey's competition with mobile breakfast products as a change in eating habits is leading to increasing numbers of people eating on the run. This means people are steering away from a drizzle of the natural sweetener on their toast or muesli, resulting in a decline in the use of honey as a traditional breakfast food.
The article explores the influences effecting the honey industry, as well as the value of having honey in your diet. As honey has a low GI, it can play a valuable role in keeping the hunger pains at bay, as it is slowly digested and absorbed into your body.
There are about 9,600 registered beekeepers in Australia, but the volume production is concentrated, with 60% of the total honey volume produced by an estimated 250 beekeepers. But what we really want to know is how do you like to eat your honey?
Read the complete article here