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Health benefits OF raw honey
There are many health benefits to eating raw honey. But, there is a big difference between raw honey and processed honey. Most of the honey found in the supermarket is not raw honey, but rather “commercial” regular honey, which has been pasteurized (heated to 158 degrees or more) and filtered so that it looks cleaner and smoother.
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It is more appealing on the shelf, and easier to handle and package.The problem is that pasteurization kills any yeast cell in the honey and prevents fermentation. It slows down the speed of crystallization in liquid honey and will look better on the shelf for longer. However, when honey is heated, its delicate aromas, flavor and enzymes which are so healthy for the body are partially destroyed. Hence, raw honey is more nutritious than honey that has undergone pasteurization.
Characterized by fine textured crystals, raw honey contains particles and flecks made of bee pollen, honeycomb bits, propolis, and broken bee wing fragments. Raw honey has a high antioxidant level. .
Our honey is slightly warmed to retard granulation for a short period of time. It allows us to strain lightly and pack it into containers for sale. We use as little heat as possible and handle it with the utmost of care. The temperature never rises above 120 degrees.
Many people spread it on bread and waffles, dissolve it in hot coffee or tea, or use it for cooking and baking. Others keep honey on hand for it’s many medicinal properties.