What is Raw Honey?
Raw honey is 100% real, natural honey straight from the beehive and it’s one of the incredible gifts of the nature!
It is produced by honeybees from nectar of plants or from secretions of living parts of plants that bees collect and it is made directly in the hive.
Raw honey is best described as “as it exists in the beehive” and ready to use as it is taken while regular honey undergoes processing before being bottled. Raw honey is not filtered, heated, processed or pasteurized.
Pasteurization is the process of the heating honey at high temperatures in order to make it easier for bottling. But this process kills most of the naturally found nutrients in honey, such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. Raw honey does not undergoe this process and hence, it still contains all the nutrient parts of honey.
Raw honey is kept as bees make it in the first place and might contain some leftovers such as bee parts and wax chunks. The only process made is for removal of these unwanted impurities to keep all the benefits in it.
Benefits of Raw Honey
Raw honey’s texture might be opaque and cloudy and involve some black dots. Opaque texture of a raw honey comes from pollen content as a result of unfiltering. Bee pollen is considered as a superfood due to its high nutritional properties which makes raw honey even more nutritious! Bee pollen contains over 250 substances, including vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, micronutrients and antioxidants.
Raw honey also contains a wide range of healthy nutrients and numerous benefits.
Raw honey approximately has 22 amino acids, 31 different minerals and numerous range of vitamins and enzymes. It contains almost 30 types of bioactive plant compounds which are called antioxidants.
Processing honey reduce antioxidant content and therefore, regular honey contains less antioxidants and other nutritional properties.
BEE & YOU offers Raw Wildflowerhoney from fascinating Anatolia!
Raw wildflower honey, also known as polyfloral, is the most natural form of honey. This raw, organic form of honey contains high-quality proteins, a broad enzyme spectrum, sugars, antioxidants, vitamins and other active ingredients. Flower honey consists of nectar, which the bees gather from the calyx of plants. Nectar is a sweet, watery liquid that is excreted by flowering plants as glandular secretions inside the flower.
The taste, aroma and flavor of wildflower honey will be slightly different depending on diverse of flower-blossom combinations and seasonal variations.