What is "raw" honey?
Raw honey is natural, unpasteurized honey, nothing added or taken away. It is what bees produce in the hive.
It is ready to eat after it has been extracted and run through a fine sieve to remove foreign particles that may have found their way into the honey in the extracting process (such as bee parts, wax etc).
Raw honey is not pasteurized, modified or adulterated in any way before it is packaged and sold.
Are all types of honey the same?
No, there are many varieties and flavors of honey, depending on the flowers from which bees collect nectar. All of our honey is collected from areas where plants that have not been given chemical fertilizers, pesticides or been genetically altered in any way.
Is your honey processed or pasteurized?
No, our honey is not processed or pasteurized; It is raw honey (unpasteurized). Raw honey will retain its natural sweet, full bodied flavor. If you compare it to processed honey, you'll immediately notice the difference.
How should I store my honey?
Honey can be stored pretty much anywhere at any temperature however different temperatures can cause it to crystallize (if it is cold) or liquefy (if it is hot). It is one of the few products in the world that never goes bad, due to its unique chemical composition. We recommend storing your honey at room temperature whenever possible to stop it from crystalizing due to cold temperatures or liquefying due to hot temperatures.
Does honey crystallizes?
Many people think that when honey crystallizes, it goes bad or has been adulterated or is of inferior quality or that it is just sugar and many more that we hear from time to time, and throw it away ... but they make a huge mistake!
First of all, crystallized honey never loses its properties and its nutritional value. If your honey crystallizes, do not worry ... the opposite, you should be happy to have bought
an exceptional honey that goes through its normal process without having undergone high-temperature heat treatment, having lost all its substances and all the pollen grains it has ...!
The crystallization of honey is absolutely natural and normally occurs when temperatures fall in winter. Flower honey crystallizes generally in a few weeks, honeydew after months, whereas fir honey is the one that never crystallizes!
Some honey varieties are really hard to use when they turn to a semi-solid state and cannot be spread for breakfast or generally to be used anyway. In this case, you can take a small pot, fill it halfway with water and place the honey jar in, removing the lid... (watch out! water should not go into the honey...)! Then turn the stove on to strictly 35 degrees, not higher because the honey will be heated and lose all its substances...!
Stir with a spoon and you will then notice that it starts to be liquid again. In about 15 minutes the honey will return to its original state and turn the same as when you bought it, without having lost its substances...!
The conclusion is that honey crystallization is something absolutely natural...!
* (Extra tip: the bee keeps the internal temperature of the hive at 30-35 degrees regardless of whether the outdoor temperature is 40 degrees, or -40 degrees... that is why we make honey liquid at strictly 30-35 degrees!).
Does honey spoil?
As long as it is unpasteurized, no. Honey stored in sealed containers can remain stable for decades and even centuries! However, honey is susceptible to physical and chemical changes during storage; it tends to darken and lose its aroma and flavor or crystallize.
Then why are there “best before” dates?
Honey never spoils and has an unlimited shelf life but for practical purposes and store requirements, a shelf life of two or more years is often stated. Raw honey has a very low water content (normally less than 18%), and a fairly high acidic level, this makes for very unfavorable conditions for bacteria to grow. If bacteria cannot grow in honey, then it cannot spoil.
Is it safe to give honey to infants?
It isn’t safe for infants to eat honey under the age of 1 because they aren’t capable of assimilating its nutrients. It is perfectly safe for children older than one to eat honey. In any case ask your pediatrician to be sure either your child can eat honey or not.
What are honey’s benefits?
Honey is more than a simple sweetening! It has lots of benefits for human body and its history as a remedy is very long. If you consume honey every day you will notice your blood sugar levels to be standardized. It doesn’t provoke the production of insulin like sucrose or glucose unlike raw sugar consumption. It has antibacterial action and can prevent the growth of bacteria that are responsible for ulcer.
It is suitable for localized compresses, infected surgical injuries, sunburns and cutaneous implants. Honey is appropriate for the raise of antioxidants in our blood while it improves our immune system. A spoon of honey before sleep can promote substitute and natural sleep and is able to prevent metabolic stress caused from exhausted glycogen elements in the liver. The lack of metabolic stress while we are resting doesn’t release stress hormones. When we are sleeping the maximum fat burn is possible, and the natural restoration of our tissues as well as our immune system’s actions appear naturally. All these benefits for our health are the result of unprocessed and pasteurized free honeys like ours!
Can we use your honey for external wounds?
Our honey is filled with antiseptic and antimicrobials characteristics, which can heal any external wounds. Also it has a strong antihemorrhagic action which means that it can heal you and stop the blood right away if you cut yourself in any way.
Can we use your honey as a face mask?
Yes our honey can do miracles to your face while it destroys any harmful fungus or bacteria that exist under your skin. It is also rich in antioxidants that will make your face glow...
Can we use your honey for a sore throat?
Yes, honey has been used as a treatment for sore throat since the past. Its antimicrobial action will ease and heal your neck infections. Oak tree and pine honey are the best varieties that will sweeten and relieve your neck.
I am diabetic, Is it safe to eat honey?
Honey’s glycemic index (Gl) is around 55 and it is categorized with other consumables with low glycemic index Gl. This leads to low glucose’s raise at our blood compares to consumables with high glycemic index Gl.
When we eat honey our body identifies it as ‘organic product’ and absorbs as much glucose as it needs unlike sugar. The amount of the absorbed glucose in that case is uncontrolled. Honey can act like a medicine even for someone that has diabetes. The arbutus honey is considered ideal because it has the lowest sugar content. Along with arbutus honey there is also acacia’s honey which has also low sucrose percentage.
Can your honey be used for weight loss?
Yes, the blend of our honey with hot water will purify your blood and will help you loosing the extra fat which is stored in your body.