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RAW HONEY VS STORE HONEY

So, raw honey – what kind of honey is it?

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We believe the quickest answer – it is “as it exists in the beehive”. It is made by honey bees and we simply extract it from honeycomb to the jar by filtering honey to remove small bits of debris, including pollen, beeswax and parts of dead bees.

And THAT IS IT! We do not pasteurize the honey. Once strained, our raw honey is ready to be used!

 

When it comes to regular or store bought honey, the production involves several more steps before it is bottled — such as pasteurization and ultrafiltration. Pasteurization – is a high heat process that destroys yeast found in honey only to make honey runny. Ultrafiltration – this proces used for aesthetical aspect only. Filtration removes impurities and air bubbles, refines honey further to make it more transparent and smooth. BUT – it also removes beneficial nutrients like pollen, enzymes and antioxidants. So unfortunately, these processes remove all the goodness from natural honey.

Furthermore – high volume manufacturers add sugar or other artificial sweeteners to honey to reduce cost and make bigger volume of it.

More information in the link bellow:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324966#benefits

 

 

So, what do you get by consuming this already yummy treat – raw honey?

 

We personally can’t imagine cooking or baking without our raw honey. Just a little as a teaspoon a day contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, amino acids and plenty of antioxidants.

Raw, natural honey naturally contains these vitamins and minerals:

Niacin

Riboflavin

Pantothenic Acid

Calcium

Magnesium

Manganese

Potassium

Phosphorous

Zinc

Vitamin A and C

 

Raw honey is natural antibacterial and antimicrobial agent. It contains hydrogen peroxide and glucose oxidase and has a low pH level, which means it can kill harmful bacteria and fungi. Also, because of its unique chemical composition, it does not help yeast or bacteria to grow. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324997#antibacterial

 

Have cold? Raw honey to the rescue! Have it in your lemon tea or simply take one or two teaspoonful’s straight! It soothes a sore throat and helps to easy that nasty cough!

 

Digestive issues? Raw honey is sometimes used to treat digestive issues such as diarrhoea, though there isn’t much research to show that it works. It’s proven to be effective as a treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria, though, a common cause of stomach ulcers.

It’s also a potent probiotic, meaning it nourishes the good bacteria that live in the intestines, which are crucial not only for digestion but overall health.

 

Low energy? Add a teaspoon of raw honey to your morning porridge or cereal or spread it on the toast – the start of the day should be easier. Great energy boost pre- or post workout too!

https://foodfacts.mercola.com/raw-honey.html 

 

We believe that everybody should do their own research about raw and commercial honey and choose what they think it is best for them. But our Family will always choose raw honey to ensure to get all the health benefits.

 

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