WHEN TO USE
As a healthy sweet alternative to sugar.
HOW TO USE
On your warm toast, in your hot tea, as sweetener in many deserts and savoury dishes.
Raw honey purchased from a local source is an excellent way of treating seasonal allergies. Local honey is preferred for treating allergies because the likelihood is great that it will contain small amounts of the specific pollens an individual may be allergic to.
1kg & 500 gr
This honey comes from hives up in Elands Bay on the West Coast. These hives are surrounded by kms and kms of fynbos and the air is much less polluted up there, which gives the honey a completely different taste and makes us feel good too knowing that our bees have a good home to produce the most delicious honey!
As there is such a shortage of honey, many companies have started importing honey from China. This is not only “fake” honey (as so many processes need to be done in order to let it into the country that the benefits of the honey are lost) but also is bad for our local beekeepers. Local honey is very good for us and now that everyone is importing Chinese, that also plays a huge part to our health.
The majority of honey that has been bought in the shop has been pasteurized/heat treated. This process is done in order to process the honey a lot faster for demand and also to retard the crystallisation process so it looks nice on the shelf. This process completely kills out the properties in the honey that you are buying the honey for. The nutritional value plummets as everything is destroyed. The bees monitor the temperature of the hive extremely closely making sure it’s just right (about 34 degrees) and it stays constantly like this. The pasteurization process heats honey to 72 degrees or higher.
This honey is extracted the old school method using centrifugal force to get the honey out of the comb and then filtering it through a screen to get the bits of wax out.
MORE INTERESTING INFO
Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients. Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey’s benefits don’t stop there. Raw honey can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.