Our premium Grade A honey is totally raw and absolutely delicious. Viscous, aromatic and a rich amber hue, this completely natural raw unfiltered, unprocessed, and unpasteurized honey is truly wonderful. Our premium honey is gently strained, the old fashioned way, never using any heat. All the nutrition and active bee enzymes are intact in our pure live honey. You'll find our honey from wild flowers, citrus, and other varietals has more flavor and taste than honey from other sources or from bees that are fed sugar products. Compassionately harvested, you'll see that happy bees make the most nutritious and flavorful honey. Never any chemicals used, this is better than organic. Healthy, pure and delicious, you haven't tasted honey until you've had it straight from hive; just as nature intended.
The processing of honey often removes many of the phytonutrients found in raw honey as it exists in the hive. Raw honey, for example, contains small amounts of the same resins found in propolis. Propolis, sometimes called “bee glue,” is actually a complex mixture of resins and other substances that honeybees use to seal the hive and make it safe from bacteria and other micro-organisms. Honeybees make propolis by combining plant resins with their own secretions.
The resins found in propolis only represent a small part of the phytonutrients found in propolis and honey. Other phytonutrients found both in honey and propolis have been shown to possess powerful antimutagenic properties. These substances include caffeic acid methyl caffeate, phenylethyl caffeate, and phenylethyl dimethylcaffeate. Researchers have discovered that these substances may reduce cellular mutations in the colon of animals by shutting down the activity of two enzymes, phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C and lipoxygenase. When raw honey is extensively processed and heated, the benefits of these phytonutrients are largely eliminated.
One major cause of allergies is airborne pollen from trees, flowers and grass growing. This is the same pollen that bees collects on their hind legs by going from flower to flower. In much the same manner as allergy shots build up resistance to an allergen, immunotherapy with honey can be beneficial in fighting allergies. By taking a small amount of local honey (which contains traces of pollen) over a period of time, a person can build up a resistance to the pollen. It has been also been found that drinking four tablespoons of honey mixed into a 16-ounce glass of water improved the antioxidant levels in a person's blood which helps bolster the immune system.
You just can't get this kind of quality from large commercial bee farms. Our 100% pure raw honey comes from a local beekeeper who is passionate about his work. His small number of hives are meticulously cared for. The bees collect nectar from a garden of organic fruit trees and wildflowers year round and predominantly orange, lemon and other fruit blossoms in the spring time. Our delicious honey is packed in a glass mason jar by the beekeeper to preserve optimum flavor, nutrition and freshness. Limited quantities available.
Some possible benefits of our 100% Pure Raw Honey may include:
● Antiseptic properties
● Reducing swelling
● Promoting better blood sugar control
● Healing wounds & burns
● Reducing scarring
● Odor reduction
● Helping to build immunity against allergies & hay fever
● Reducing coughs
● Antibacterial properties
● Possessing large amount of friendly bacteria (6 species of lactobacilli & 4 species of bifidobacteria)
Origin: Southern Florida, USA
There is enormous variation among honeys and our raw honey passes our strict quality assurance. The plants and flowers where bees forage for nectar will determine the significant difference in the taste, aroma, and color of the honey. The color may range from glass-clear to a dark mahogany and in consistency from watery to chunky to a crystallized solid. The taste may range from sweet with a hint of bitterness to sweet with a hint of spiciness depending on the flowers blooming each season. ZNaturalfoods.com offers pure raw honey in a glass jar.
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