Photographing honey is a sweet prospect. The way the light hits the amber tones makes it particularly interesting, because by nature, the texture is as smooth as ice.  So, the color something to make special.  September is national honey month, so I felt it a perfect infographic to post about.

Honey jars have been found in Georgia that date over 5,000 years in age…2,000 years older than the Egyptian jars.  While honey has been used and loved for millennia, it has recently had a surge in popularity as a natural substitute for chemical sugar.  StumbleUpon, creators of the infographic below, has noted a 40% increase in online articles about honey!

In the food category, the most popular recipe for honey is actually a main savory dish.  It’s a Honey Mustard Rosemary Chicken recipe!

In addition to food, proponents of the sweet syrup swear by its medicinal benefits. Local honey is said to help with allergies, and a lemon-honey mix is said to soothe sore throats.

And further, in addition to health benefits, there are also purported beauty aids.  It can be used as a salve, face mask and even hair conditioner!

Even photographer Blake Little has dedicated an entire book called Preservation to images of individuals covered in honey – clearly a crossover between food and art!  You can view his images here.

For more information on the sweet syrup, take a gander at this infographic.

Honey Infographic