Mikell’s Farm Honey is Raw Honey. We use organic beekeeping practices and border the Pisgah National Forest, so our bees have plenty to pollinate. What sets us apart from others is that our Sourwood Honey won the 2014 International Black Jar Honey Tasting Contest, so you could say that we have the world’s best Sourwood Honey! We are North Carolina Certified Honey Producers.
What Is Raw Honey?
Raw honey is honey (nectar from flowers) that is pure, unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. This is perhaps one of the most important characteristics and health benefits of the final product, as it preserves all the natural vitamins, enzymes, phytonutrients and other nutritional elements. True raw honey is quite different from processed, commercial honey for these main reasons.
Characteristics of Raw Honey
Raw honey can be in liquid or solid (creamed) form when you purchase it. If you purchase raw honey that is in the liquid form, it may crystallize or solidify over time. It can be clear, or opaque, or milky. Its color can vary from white, to various shades of yellow, and even brown. All of these characteristics will depend on the type of flower that the bees retrieved the nectar for the honey from. It is not possible to tell whether a honey is raw or pasteurized based on color, taste or form (liquid or solid) alone. Some honey experts believe that they can detect a pure, raw honey by taste alone, but this will not be the case for most of us.
Natural Health Benefits of Raw Honey
The main health benefits for which we revere raw honey today come from the unique blend of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients and other health components that it possesses. The two key beneficial components of truly raw honey are bee pollen and propolis.
*Our Honey, Your Health Disclaimer: We are sharing with you information and research on the potential for pure raw honey to benefit your health. We make no warranties, guarantees, or specific claims that honey will benefit you, or any particular health condition you may attempt to treat with honey. Please consult your medical doctor for any particular health related condition you experience.
The AAP statement says “Raw or unpasteurized honey (Infants younger than 12 months should avoid all sources of honey)”. AAP Pediatric Nutrition Handbook
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