IS A SUPERFOOD
is made up of 38.2% of fructose, 31% glucose and only 1.3 % sucrose. Raw
unprocessed honey contains many substances important to human nutrition.
It has all of the B-complex, A, C, D, E, and K, minerals and trace elements:
magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine,
sodium, copper, and manganese. The live enzyme content of honey is one
of the highest of all foods.
unprocessed honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties.
It promotes body and digestive health, it is a powerful antioxidant, it
strengthens the immune system, it eliminates allergies, and is an excellent
remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey can also
stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves
and can sooth ulcer symptoms. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory
and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as
bronchitis and asthma. Local honey also has the added benefit of reducing
symptoms of allergies. Consuming traces of pollen in the honey may decrease
the impact of some airborne pollen.
ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HONEY
What is raw honey?
honey is not processed, heated or filtered. Raw honey is as
unique as its floral source. This is why the color may vary
from one harvest to the next. Read about how honey is a super
does not spoil – ever. It does not need refrigeration
either. Just take care not to drop food particles into the
honey. Raw honey does crystallize. That is perfectly natural
and does not mean the honey is bad.
assume that crystallized honey is adulterated or ‘spoiled.’
In fact, the crystallization process is natural and spontaneous.
Pure, raw and unheated honey has a natural tendency to crystallize
over time with no effect to the honey other than color and
texture.What's more, the crystallization of honey actually
preserves the flavor and quality characteristics.
When honey gets crystallized, does that mean its “bad”?
NO. Honey does not go bad. Most honey will crystallize over
time, meaning you can’t see through it anymore, and
it becomes less liquid and
more solid. This is a natural process for honey, and will
happen sooner in
some than in others. It means the honey you bought is raw
and of the finest quality. Processed honey takes forever to
crystallize, because the pollen - and flavor - have been stripped
do I fix crystallized honey?
the lid off the jar, put it in a pot of hot (not boiling)
water, in minutes the honey will be back to liquid form.
Why does honey crystallize?
crystallization of honey is actually an attribute of natural
raw honey. Why? Honey is a highly concentrated sugar solution.
It contains more than 70% sugars and less than 20% water.
This means that the water in honey contains more sugar than
it would naturally hold. The overabundance of sugar makes
honey unstable so it is natural for honey to crystallize since
it is an over-saturated sugar solution.
two principal sugars in honey are fructose (fruit sugar) and
glucose (grape sugar). The content of fructose and glucose
in honey varies from one type of honey to the other. Generally,
the fructose ranges from 30- 44% and glucose from 25- 40%.
The balance of these two major sugars causes the crystallization
of honey, the relative percentage of each determines whether
it crystallizes rapidly or slowly. What crystallizes is the
glucose, due to its lower solubility. Fructose is more soluble
in water than glucose and will remain
should I store my honey?
Store your honey at room temperature. Even after opening,
you do not need to refrigerate the honey.
Honey vs. the Honey Bear
What’s the difference?
Mass produced and supermarket honey is a blend of honeys from
many places and floral origins. There’s no way for you
to know exactly where it came from. What
we do know is that it is processed, heated, filtered, and
treated so that it has that uniform color and translucence
that we have mistakenly come to know as “honey.”
honey is raw honey. It comes in many colors, textures and
thicknesses. Each honey is as unique as its floral source.
(And it does not come in a plastic bear - at least from us!)