In common people's minds, honey has many health benefits. No matter if you like honey or not, most families keep at least one bottle of honey at home. Is the value of honey really as great as you think? How much do you know about honey? Recently, the health website WebMD released a quiz to take you understand 8 truths about honey.

1. What is honey mainly composed of?

A. Vitamins and Minerals

B. Pollen and Nectar

C. Sugar and water

Correct Answer: C

Honey is 95% to 99% sugar if you don't count water. This sugar is mostly fructose and glucose but also contains some probiotic sugars to maintain the healthy gut flora our gut needs. Plus, most honey contains vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that help with digestion.

2. Natural honey is:

A. Bee poop

B. bee vomit

C. bee urine

Correct Answer: B

When you are having honey water, you probably never thought it would be vomit from bees, right? The bee collects all the delicious nectar, stores it in a special second stomach nectar, and spits it out to pass on to another bee who is doing the same.

Finally, store the honey in the hive. The bees swing their wings to cool down the honey, which allows the water to evaporate and the honey to thicken even more.

3. How many flowers might a bee need to visit to make 1 pound of honey?

A.5 million

B.1 million

C. 2 million

Correct Answer: C

The 60,000 bees in a hive may travel 55,000 miles to search for suitable flowers. The flowers determine the color and taste of the honey.

4. Can drinking honey relieve pollen allergy?

A. Yes

B. No

Correct Answer: B

Honey contains a small amount of pollen. Theoretically, honey could teach your body not to react to pollen. But this doesn't hold, probably because the types of pollen commonly found in honey don't trigger allergies, but trees, grasses, and weeds do.

5. Children under 1 should not drink honey because:

A. Too sticky

B. Difficulty swallowing

C. May lead to infection

Correct Answer: C

This is very rare, but honey from wild bees can carry a "sleeping" bacteria called botox. Babies can't digest honey fast enough, so Botox wakes up and produces dangerous toxins in the gut. Constipation is the first symptom of botulism in infants, and other symptoms include weakness and difficulty sucking or feeding. Therefore, never let your babies try honey, even a little bit, not until the baby is 1 year old.

6. Can honey relieve the symptoms of a baby's cough?

A. Yes

B. No

Correct Answer: A

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against giving over-the-counter cough syrup or cold medicine to children less than 6 years old. Honey can be a good choice for children over 1-year-old.

7. Honey helps wounds heal if you:

A. Just drink it with tea

B. Drink on an empty stomach

C. Put it directly on the wound

Correct Answer: C

The ancient Greeks and Romans used honey to bandage wounds, as well as Germans. In addition, honey can also help prevent infection.

8. Honey may benefit:

A. Pink eye

B. Diarrhea

c. Burns

D. All of the above

Correct Answer: D

Honey may also help treat hemorrhoids, cold sores, and more. Honey is rich in antioxidants, can kill all the "free radicals" that can damage cells, and has anti-inflammatory properties.