Pure Premium Backyard Honey - Raw
Our Premium Grade A honey is absolutely raw, pure, and delicious. Viscous, aromatic and a rich amber hue, this completely natural raw unfiltered, unprocessed, and unpasteurized honey is truly wonderful. Our premium pure 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.
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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 anti-mutagenic properties. These substances include caffeic acid methyl caffeate, phenylethyl caffeate, and phenylethyl dim ethyl caffeate. 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 possibly support a healthy allergic response. By taking a small amount of local honey (which contains traces of pollen) over a period of time, a person may possibly 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 support a healthy 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 springtime. 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 traditional uses of Pure Raw Honey may include:
- Possible antiseptic properties
- May help to reduce swelling
- May support healthy blood sugar levels
- Possible antiviral, antifungal properties & full of antioxidants
- May support the body’s natural healing response to wounds & burns
- May inhibit the formation of bacterial biofilms
- May support healthy skin
- Possibly works as an odor reducer
- May aid a healthy immune system
- May support a healthy allergy response
- Possibly works to reduce coughs
- Source of good bacteria, 6 species of lactobacilli & 4 species of bifidobacteria
Constituents of Honey include:
- Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
- Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine
- Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.
The local bees, here in West Palm Beach, collect nectar from a garden of organic fruit trees and wildflowers year round.
During the Spring months the bees predominantly collect pollen from orange, lemon, and other fruit blossoms.
For our latest Autumn harvest, the bees feed on October wildflowers, Brazilian pepper, and carambola (Star Fruit) blossoms.
Our Summer honey, which is the most sweet, comes from a variety of wildflowers here in West Palm Beach.
Suggested Use: Add a little honey to sweeten up anything you want.
Botanical Name: Honey.
Other Names: Bee Nectar, Honeycomb, Miele, Pure Honey, Apis mellifera, Buckwheat Honey, Chestnut Honey, Clarified Honey, Honig, Jellybush Honey, Madhu, Manuka Honey, Mel, Miel, Miel Blanc, Miel Clarifie, Miel de Manuka, Miel de Sarrasin, Miel Filtre, Purified Honey, Strained Honey, Hunig.
Ingredients: Pure Raw Spring Honey.
Origin: Harvested in Southern Florida, USA. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
There is enormous variation among honeys and our Pure 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. Z Natural Foods offers Raw Pure Honey in a glass jar.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:
- This product is natural and minimally processed.
- Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.
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