The Short & Sweet History Of Raw Honey.
Raw honey has been used for centuries to treat infections, gastrointestinal complaints, and colds. Cave drawings have been found in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia showing honeycombs, swarming bees, and humans collecting honey. These drawings show the long history honey has played in our diet. It is a great natural product to add to your diet in the 21st century.
Raw Honey Versus Regular Honey: What’s The Difference?
Raw honey hasn’t been filtered or pasteurized giving it a milkier consistency compared to regular, commercial grade honey. Pasteurization kills any natural yeast in the honey and keeps it from granulating so it has a clear, amber color. The high temperatures used in pasteurization also tends to strip honey of many of the natural enzymes and vitamins found in raw honey.
Raw Honey Is Nature’s Sweet Source For Better Health.
The benefits of raw honey make it an easy ingredient to include in your daily diet. Here are some great benefits to raw honey:
- Antioxidants: Raw honey sometimes has as many antioxidants as fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals associated with diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s.
- Phytonutrients: Phytonutrients are found in vegetables, fruits, and honey and are believed to help prevent disease.
- Prebiotic: Raw honey nurtures the good bacteria in our gut which has been proven to improve overall health and reduce inflammation.
- Colds: Honey has been used for centuries to soothe throats and ease coughs associated with colds. It can also operate as a cough suppressant.
Our Honeycomb And Creamed Honey Offer The Benefits of Raw Honey.
We sell chunk comb honey, honey creams, and honeycomb through our storefront in Stuarts Draft, VA. Our bees play an important role in supporting the agricultural health of the Shenandoah Valley and the community. Pick-up some raw honey on your next visit or call our team to learn more about our products.