Raw Honey Facts & FAQ — The Natures Way
What is Raw Honey?
Raw honey generally can be defined as honey obtained by minimal processing. Raw honey has not been heated to the point of pasteurization (no higher than 49°C).The benefit of unheated honey is that the naturally-occurring enzymes, minerals and vitamins are preserved and you get the full benefits of them from eating raw honey.
We have developed technology equipment to remove the excess moisture without heating honey. It involves drying of the Honey using vacuum.
If you have the choice between raw honey vs regular honey, raw honey is a better choice for taste, health, bees and the environment.
Do you heat your honey? If yes, to what temperature is it heated?
To guarantee the integrity of our honey and keep naturally occurring goodness, We simply warm the honey(bellow 49°C) so that it’s easier to work with and pour into the jar and minimally strained to remove any unnecessary particle.
Where does your honey procure?
We work with small beekeepers and tribal honey harvesters to procure honey. We partner with a network of trusted beekeepers who provide the straight-from-the-hive quality honey. We source honey from several regions based on where particular flora sources naturally grow to create Nature's best quality honey. Learn more about our beekeepers and tribal honey hunter here.
How can we store honey and What is the shelf life of honey?
You should always store honey at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Refrigeration is not recommended as it will absorb moisture. The cooler temperature will promote and speed up the crystallization of liquid honey. It’s one of the few products in the world that never goes bad.
Honey has a very low water content (normally less than 18%), and a fairly high acidic level: this makes for very unfavorable conditions for bacteria to grow. If bacteria cannot grow in honey, then it cannot spoil. This basically gives it an indefinite shelf life.
Can honey be fed to infants?
it is not safe to feed honey to children who are less than 1 year old as they do not have the necessary ability to digest honey. Honey may contain bacterial spores from Clostridium botulinum. They can be found in soil, dust, the air or raw agricultural products. When this bacteria enters a baby's digestive system it can cause a serious illness called infant botulism. Babies with infant botulism can develop muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and other symptoms.
The National Honey Board, along with other health organizations, recommends that honey not be fed to infants less a year old.
What are the ingredients in honey?
All honey packed by The Natures Way Honey is 100% pure, as made by honeybees from the flower nectar they gather. There are no added ingredients.
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