4 Responses to What is the difference between raw unfiltered honey and regular…?

  1. christine says:

    I eat raw, unfiltered organic honey and it’s delicious. My understanding is that the primary difference between raw, organic and "regular" honey is the processing, which involves the use of a couple of fungicides/antibiotics. Raw, organic honey does not contain these fungicides, while processed honey often does. Also, raw honey contains more of the natural antioxidant and antibacterial properties than processed honey. Check out http://www.drweil.com and search for honey. He lists a number of benefits, such as a natural anti-inflammatory. Hope that helps.

  2. Episco says:

    There are many benefits to raw honey vs processed honey. The heat from the processing alters and lessens many of the wonderful healing actions that honey provides, such as:

    increasing calcium absorption

    can increase hemoglobin count and treat or prevent anemia
    caused by nutritional factors

    when combined with vinegar, can help arthritic joints

    fights colds and respiratory infections of all kinds

    when used externally, speeds the healing process

    can help to boost gastrointestinal ulcer healing

    works as a natural and gentle laxative

    provides an array of vitamins and minerals

    supplies instant energy without the insulin surge caused by white sugar

    Raw honey also contains a good number of live enzymes which are required for proper functioning off all the bodies organs.

    Organic honeybeefs are never exposed to man made sugar water or chemicals that non-organic bee keepers use to kill mites and amoebas. Instead, organic honey farmers use all natural pest control strips and powders, which keeps the honey safe and pure.

    Overall, you best and safest bet would be to only eat raw, organic honey.

    Just be sure that you don’t feed honey of ANY kind to children under the age of 2, because both organic and non-organic can carry botulism, which can make a child under 2 very ill, or cause their death.

  3. justme says:

    The facts are:
    1. All honeys in containers are processed to some extent — comb honey is the ONLY unprocessed honey.
    2. LESS PROCESSED honeys (no heat applied) have more taste but can be susceptible to fermentation from sugar-tolerant yeasts which are always present in honey.
    3. High temperatures used during processing (over 160 degrees) with filtration, tend to reduce granulation and help improve the looks of the products, however, natural enzymes are eliminated.
    4. Straining or filtering IS NECESSARY (many different systems are in use) to present honey at it’s best. Partially granulated honey on a shelf, sells very poorly.
    5. Organic is a term that should not be used at all. Bees are nature’s creatures and can not be controlled totally by beekeepers.

    As a natural, unprocessed and easily digested food, honey can be regarded as an important part of our diet. Researchers discovered honey contained as many antioxidants – which combat the free radicals which can damage cells – as spinach, apples, oranges or strawberries. Honey contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and is a wonderful beauty aid that nourishes the skin and the hair. Honey acts as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and helps disinfect and speed the healing process in wounds, scrapes and burns.

  4. aspirit says:

    Honey is taken from the honey comb and placed in a large tank. After sitting in the tank the bee parts and pollen sink to the bottom of the tank. In some cases it is heated and filtered to remove the debris. Unfiltered raw honey is just what they say it is, raw. Commercial filtered honey is diluted and lacks flavor. I always look for the darkest tastiest honey that is unfiltered. This kind of honey is usually collected from wild flowers in the mountains. Some honey producers add a little flavor to make it interesting, like orange peel.

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