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Postby hurly » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:48 pm

Somebody please explain to me why honey can't get out of date...
A friend told me this, but I'm not sure... Are there any other nature products/food similar to honey that are lifelasting...?

If there are special proteins/enzymes behind this magic effect, can we use/take advance of them...?
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Postby mith » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:58 pm

It is concentrated sugar which means any bacteria trying to survive in it would have a hard time staying homeostatic. Also I've been told that honey is quite acidic.
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Postby Jokkon » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:07 pm

ever seen super size me?
i think fries last pretty long too, the amount of salt they put on fries =D
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Postby mith » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:26 am

Didn't those fries last like 3 months while everything else decomposed to a thick mush?
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Postby Jokkon » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:28 am

haha ye, that guy is nuts
and his girl friend is a nutrionist or something hahha
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Re: Honey

Postby zami'87. » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:22 am

Hi there! Bees have in their "stomach" lacteal bacteria. In honey these bacteria are also present. Lacteal bacteria produce bacteriocines that have aseptic effects.
LAB(Lacteal bacteria) are naturally found in vagina of woman.They are also found in milk so are easy transmitted to baby. They protect baby's organism by producting bacteriocines that kill patogenic bacteria in baby's intestine. Many milk products have supplement-LAB cultures like Bifidobacterium bifidum or Lactobacillus acidophilus. :)
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:15 am

Thank you for the information. Bees are always interesting to search. How they organize labors, get food, protect each other, and of course their sweet dancing things :)
Unfortunately they are insects... their babies scared me much :roll:
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Postby Jokkon » Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:19 am

yes, i hate insects too, especially spiders... ugly insects
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Postby b_d_41501 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:27 pm

I need to rent "Super Size Me", i've not seen it yet.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:12 am

Jokkon wrote:yes, i hate insects too, especially spiders... ugly insects

Spider is not insects :roll:
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Postby Vada » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:02 pm

mithrilhack wrote:Didn't those fries last like 3 months while everything else decomposed to a thick mush?


Yes, I'm living proof. Got pure honey and stored it in the refrigerator for a while, then it freezed and turned into something white afther then. The smell did not change though.

Btw.. Dr. Stein, what do you mean with 'spiders are ot insects?' :?
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Postby opuntia » Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:56 pm

i guess here are some of the differences between insects and spiders.
# Spiders have two main body parts, eight walking legs, simple eyes and piercing jaws (fangs), abdominal silk spinning organs, anterior abdominal genital opening.
# Insects have three main body parts, six walking legs, compound eyes, antennae, chewing jaws (mandibles - often secondarily modified), posterior abdominal genital opening.
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