Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Naked honey is the best

I love naked honey, fresh from the hive comb still intact. There is nothing like it in the world!  That first sticky bite, honey dripping from the comb, the delicate play of wild flavors upon your tongue, nothing can compare.

I bring this up because so many people buy honey in the store having no idea that much of it is laced with or in some cases is nothing but colored corn syrup.  In the rare instance that it might be honey, it has been heat treated with the thought of making it safer. Some honey is known to contain the botulism toxin and on many store-bought bottles, it says not to be given to children under the age of one.  while some honey does contain this toxin, I would argue that it is also found in dirt and well dirt is everywhere. 

When you heat honey to kill the toxin you also kill the good enzymes and even change the chemical structure.

No one want's to intentionally eat dead food but that could well be what you are doing if you are eating heat treated honey.

Now on to the down-falls of filtered honey, once again you remove parts of the honey that has made it one of the most eaten foods on the planet. Filtering removes pollen thought to help us to better cope with allergies, it removes tiny particles of Propolis that helps our bodies to heal and in general converts the complex sugars making it less effect for diabetics to eat and the very worst part, less tasty. 

Buy your honey from the hive and with the comb whenever possible, make sure they do not treat their bees with antibiotics because it will be in the honey.  Make sure they do not feed their bees corn syrup or white sugar, both are known to come from GMO sources and may help to cause colony collapse.

Be blessed from all of us on the mountian...

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