September is National Honey Month , and there is no better time to enjoy one of nature's sweetest treats . Each year , American concume a little more than a pound of honey . While there are a variety of honeys' available , usually the darker the honey , the more antioxants it contains .
Here are a few tips to help you enjoy honey this month and the months to come :
Honey has slightly more calories than table sugar , but it is much sweeter . You don't have to add as much to get to get the same sweetness.
Add a touch of honey to salad dressings , to granola or oatmeal .
Try honey to glaze pork , chicken or other poultry .
Never give honey to a child under two-years old .
For better baking results , make sure you measure ingredients correctly . Here are a few tips :
* Always use a liquid measuring cup ... one with a pouring tip ... for liquid ingredients . Place the cup on a flat surface and check the amount at eye level .
* Use measuring cups that can be level with the back of a knife for dry ingredients . These come in graduated sets for different measurements .
Enjoy eating and cooking with honey ... it's one of nature's national sweeteners .