The history of honey stems from the ancient times, when it was appraised as a natural and healthy product, a necessary dietary component and not a supplement.
According to fragmented information on the components of ancient Greek meals, honey was included in their daily diet, either separately or as an ingredient to prepare sauces and different sweets.
In historical times, we come across writings of Hippocrates, Aristotle and Democritus that report the beneficial properties of honey for our health and longevity. At the same time, Pythagoras and his followers’ main nutrition was based on honey. They strongly believed in its antiseptic and medicinal properties and due to this, they used it to embalm the dead. It is also mentioned that this method was applied to embalm the corpse of Alexander the Great.