Raw honey? What the heck is raw honey?
With the word “raw” floating out there in the blogosphere, you might be wondering what everyone is talking about.
Raw milk. Raw cacao. Raw honey. What does it all mean. I know I was not thinking in those terms 5 years ago. I would have heard that and thought it was some hippy lingo for over priced food.
But there is something to it. There are benefits of raw honey and reasons that it’s more expensive and harder to find. Let’s just say it’s kind of a premium product.
Raw essentially means that the product in question is not heated past the point of killing any of the nutrients and enzymes – the part that makes that food so good for us. The problems with that is that heat also kills all the unwanted stuff too. Germs, bugs and bacteria are killed off at high temperatures. So the only way to have a raw product is to start with a very healthy natural product, including good handling of said product, from start to finish. That’s why it’s more expensive. There’s no cutting corners. I’ll go into details about the benefits of raw unfiltered honey in the video.
We requested a jar of Organic Raw Honey to review from Tropical Traditions. I guess I was curious to see what it was like. We currently have access to fabulous local honey, but their fireweed honey is not certified organic, even though it is essentially just that. The bee hives are brought out high up the mountains in clear cut areas where Fireweed likes to grow. So like Tropical Traditions’ Raw Organic Honey, it’s bees are isolated from industrial factors such as pesticides and chemicals. The Tropical Traditions website doesn’t say what kinds of flowers are growing in the area (because there would be probably too many to list). My guess is that fireweed is a big contributor to the delicate flavor and the larger than life fragrance.
If you haven’t tried Tropical Traditions Raw Organic Honey, you can order it here.
Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey Giveaway
Also, one lucky person is going to win a jar of Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey! To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. The mandatory requirement for entry is to sign up for the Tropical Traditions Newsletter. You can do that right here. You can also get additional entries by signing up for Beyond The Peel email updates right here (or on the sidebar) and for “Liking” Beyond The Peel on Facebook.
The giveaway ends on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 and the winner will be announced next Friday, April 5, 2013. This giveaway is only available for U.S. and Canadian residents.
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.