Do you like honey? Go to the first Honey Fair this Saturday in Plaza Grande de Mérida 


MÉRIDA, Yuc.- This Saturday, September 2, in the Plaza Grande of Mérida, the first Honey Fair will be held, in which this product will be available, as well as its derivatives; made by the producers of the Yucatecan capital and their comisarias. 

The event will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and by acquiring these products you support local businesses, which will offer the product at a good price.  

It must be remembered that honey offers more than sixty different substances to nourish the body such as organic acids (citric, lactic, phosphoric), vitamins (C, B1, B2, B3, B5), folic acid and minerals (phosphorus, calcium, magnesium , silicon, iron, manganese, iodine, zinc, gold and silver). 

Also, it has essential amino acids, sterols, phospholipids, flavonoids, polyphenols and enzymes. 

It favors the production of energy due to its great contribution in sugars, between 75-80 percent, of which 70 percent are glucose and fructose, two monosaccharides that are rapidly absorbed in the intestinal mucosa and that provide energy in a few minutes.   

Because 100 grams of honey provide about 300 calories, its consumption is especially recommended for people who need an additional dose of energy such as athletes, children in school, the elderly, workers who perform physical effort, those who have a heavy intellectual load or those who want to diet to gain weight. 

On the other hand, in moderate amounts (about 10 grams/day), it can be taken by those on a weight loss diet, since a daily spoonful of honey added to milk, fresh cheese or yogurt provides great health benefits, it is not a great caloric increase and is healthier than regular sugar. 

Diabetics can also include it in their diet, as long as they balance the sugar rations with the insulin doses. 

However, it is not entirely recommended for babies. Despite the fact that it is subjected to certain treatments before being marketed, certain bacteria may remain in honey that the child’s digestive system is not capable of destroying. Therefore, its administration is not recommended until 18 months. 

 Source: Novedades Yucatan