How come Happy Raw Artisan Honey
has more goodness than others?
Besides all the sweet and natural nutrition it provides, Happy Honey arrives from Happy Mumbai foundation (HMF) – a social business that works towards creating an eco system of creating self sustainable and trained communities for the betterment of societies. Each time you buy a bottle of Happy Honey, major part of its profits are invested in social cause like sponsoring girl-child education, providing meals to senior citizens and food distribution activities. We also use these profits to create social business opportunities to help our skilled beekeepers. So do some good. Buy a bottle of Happy Honey today!
While looking for raw honey online or in grocery stores, most of the honey is pasteurized. The high heat kills unwanted yeast, makes color and texture consistent, removes crystallization, and extends shelf life. However, in the process, many of the beneficial nutrients are also destroyed in the process. On the other hand, Raw honey is unpasteurized, unheated and unfiltered and the purest form of the original sweet liquid that honeybees produce from the concentrated nectar of flowers. Raw Honey is as is in the beehive and collected straight from the honey extractor. That’s just what you get when you buy Happy Honey!
There’s more to it!
A good source of Antioxidants
Raw Unpasteurized Honey is filled with natural antioxidants that help in boosting the immune system, may aid in reducing the risk of heart attacks and overall improve health.
Antibacterial and Anti-fungal
Raw Honey could eliminate unwanted bacteria and fungus. It naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, an antiseptic that boosts its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Can Heal Wounds
Raw Unprocessed Honey is an excellent option for healing certain wounds. Honey has antibacterial properties and a unique pH balance that promotes oxygen and healing compounds to a wound.
Phytonutrients are naturally occurring plant chemicals that can have protective qualities for human health. The phytonutrients in Raw Honey are responsible for its antioxidant properties, as well as its antibacterial and antifungal power. They also could be the reason Raw Honey may have shown immune-boosting and anticancer benefits.
Help for Digestive Issues
Raw Honey contains 22 amino acids that helps absorb nutrients and improves digestion. Also a potent prebiotic, it nourishes the good bacteria that reside in the intestines, which are crucial to digestion and good health.
Soothes a Sore Throat
Raw Honey is perhaps one of the most effective remedies for a sore throat due to its natural antibacterial properties that heals wounds, gives relief and reduces inflammation.
Happy to burst this bubble!
My Raw Artisan Honey is crystalizing. Is it adulterated or gone bad?
Absolutely safe to eat. If your honey has crystallized then we suggest you to stay calm and warm it just a bit, till it comes back to its sweet natural state. The truth is crystallization of honey is a natural and uncontrolled process. Crystallized honey is perfectly good to eat and in fact preferable to many people because of its ability to spread easily without dripping. Containing more than 70% sugars and less than 20% water, honey is naturally an unstable super-saturated sugar solution. Hence, over time, almost all pure raw honey crystallizes!
Honey foam may be one of the most surprising things about the appearance of raw honey. Raw honey will crystallize over time and will usually have a slight layer of white foam on the surface, marble-like swirling or white spots in the upper sides of the jar. This is caused by air bubbles that have risen to the top. Don’t think too much about this. Simply stir well and get started to enjoy nature’s sweet nectar!
What you’re again looking at is ‘honey foam,’ which is a result of the tiny air bubbles in the honey escaping to the top. This is due to air bubbles trapped in the honey during packaging. When the packaged honey rests, the air bubbles work their way up to the top of the container, creating the foam. This may also create a puffed seal. One you peal open the seal, these tiny air bubbles usually go away in few seconds leaving you with pure raw honey.
Honey does not go bad. In fact, it’s recognized as the only food that doesn’t spoil. It will, however, crystallize (becoming thick and cloudy) over time. If this happens, just remove the lid from the jar, place it in a pan of water, and warm it over low heat until the honey returns to its original consistency.
Honey is one of the easiest things in your pantry to store. Simply keep it in a cool location away from direct sunlight and in a tightly sealed container. It is not necessary to refrigerate honey. In fact, it’s much easier to handle if you don’t because the cooler temperature will cause the honey to solidify.
However, some specific seasonal honey type like Mustard Honey is best when kept refrigerated to avoid fermentation. Again, honey doesn’t get spoil when fermented. It just changes its aroma or taste. Bit like Mead!
The honey that you buy from your local grocery store must be commercially produced and not RAW. Which is why its color, consistency, taste will be the same whatever time of the year you buy. Seasonal Raw Honey on the other hand is derived from fresh seasonal flowers and plantations. Hence, the raw honey you buy has a strong representation of the flower or nectar of the plantation from where the bees have made this honey.
As far as properties go, light colored honey usually has a mild flavor, while darker honey usually has a stronger flavor. Besides the taste, the color of honey can also determine the amount of antioxidants in the honey. Darker colored honey usually has a higher concentration of antioxidants, while lighter has a lower concentration.