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.