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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fig Honey Syrup

Honey, nectar of the Gods, Egyptians use honey as a sweetener in many ancient and modern day recipes.

Fig Honey Syrup



Fig Honey Syrup


Ingredients
1 cup dried figs finely chopped
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Directions
In a medium bowl, combine figs, honey, and lemon juice mix well. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving. Drizzle figs over Eesh Baladi Egyptian Bread. 



Did you know?

Honey is sweet thick syrup produced by honeybees. Bees deposit nectar into honeycombs and seal them with beeswax to preserve the honey. Honey has a long shelf life, microbial activity is restricted and the product is stable for many months. The bee was the sign of the king of Lower Egypt during the first dynasty.


African traditional healers got it right using pure honey to cure coughs is a sound herbal medicine. There are two major reasons African Healers use pure honey to relieve a cough making honey good medicine for centuries; first DMX may be abusive and secondly NSAIDs may increase blood pressure.

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