Honey is one of nature’s purest whole foods – and because of its extraordinary nutritional and health-giving properties, is considered to be a functional food.
Raw honey nutrition is impressive, containing 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5,000 enzymes. Minerals include iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium. Vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin. Apart from that, the nutraceuticals in honey help to combat the damaging effect of free radical activity.
One tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories, yet it has a healthy glycemic load around 10 for one tablespoon, which is a little less than a banana. Raw honey does not cause a sugar spike and elevated insulin release like white sugar.
However, to benefits from all these wonderful properties, the honey you eat must be raw. Commercial honeys are ultra filtered – a high-tech procedure where honey is heated at high temperatures, sometimes watered down and then forced at high pressure through extremely small filters to remove pollen.
Raw Golden Honey is a truly local, unprocessed and unfiltered honey sourced from over 100 hives located in between Simonstown, Constantia, Newlands and all the way to Caledon whilst employing sustainable methods of beekeeping to promote & maintain natural harmony in the environment.
Because Raw Golden Honey follows the natural rhythm of bees and honey production, their range is only seasonally available which means not all products are available at all times of the year.
Raw Golden Honey is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 1kg, 500g, 300g glass jars and squeezy bottles.
They offer the following varieties of honey: Blue Gum, Fynbos, Macademia, and Forest Honey.
DID YOU KNOW?
Bees keep the hive at a constant temperature of about 35 degrees Celcius which keeps the honey flowing in a state that we and the bees can easily use. Heating honey above this temperature for an extended period (24 hours or longer) will cause significant damage to the nutritional value of the honey.
Based on extensive studies into the negative effects of heating honey, it’s safe to say that unless you are boiling honey for hours on end, the enzymes in your honey should be safe in your hot cup of tea or coffee or morning drink of hot water lemon and ginger.