The Benefits of Raw & Unpasteurised Honey
Benefits, Risks, and How to Use It
Unpasteurised honey, also known as raw honey, is honey that has not been heated or processed in any way. This means that it still contains all the natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that make honey such a delicious and nutritious food. Unlike pasteurised honey, which has been heated to kill any bacteria or yeast that may be present, unpasteurised honey is left in its natural state.
Unpasteurised, raw honey is THE ONLY HONEY WE SELL at The Snowdonia Honey Co.
Raw honey is said to have anti-inflammatory properties, boost the immune system, and even help with allergies. It has a lower glycemic index than processed honey, meaning it does not cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels.
It is recommended that children under the age of 12 months old do not consume any type of honey because of the small risk of botulism.
Health Benefits and Nutritional Profile
Preservation and Storage
To ensure the safety and quality of unpasteurised honey, it is important to store it properly. Honey should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. It is also important to ensure that the container is tightly sealed to prevent impurities from entering (and inquisitive bees and wasps!)
Unpasteurised honey will granulate over time and this granulation is an indication of its quality. Its easy and quick to bring back honey toi its runny sate if you prefer that eating style and we have written a blog on that here.