Christ’s first cousin, John the Baptist, consumed honey, so Christ and others also likely enjoyed with oven-baked bread. Honey has a long history of use as both a food and for its natural health benefits. Many of the phytonutrients in raw honey have been reported to have cancer-fighting properties. It has also been suggested that adding honey to one’s diet can support normal blood sugar and cholesterol health. The carbohydrates in honey have been shown to enhance digestive tract health by promoting beneficial bacteria, and would have been a good energy source for the long walking journeys during the time.