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Sugarbag, Wild honey, Sugarbag-Honig, Wilder Honig, Native honey
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Cultural importance of Sugarbag
Sugarbag honey is one of the most popular foods of Australian Aborigine. It is a great source of quick energy and calories and tastes delicious. Traditionally it was eaten directly from the hive. It is not cooked or mixed with other foods. Honey is of great spiritual and mythological meaning. There are strict rules about collecting and eating it, which are laid down in Dreaming stories. Honey is always shared for example. In some regions the collector of honey could only eat, what the rest of the family gave her. In the Kimberley region in northwest Australia honey was abundant and for a long time could be counted as a staple food.