What is the difference between COLD PRESSED RAW HONEY and REGULAR HONEY.
Standard ‘regular’ honey has a processing order involving filtration and pasteurization. Honey will loose its therapeutic properties when heated (especially the high heat from pasteurization)
Honey in its natural state has enzymes and nutrients such as glucose, B vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chloride, sulphur, iron and phosphate. Raw honey retains all of these nutrients to give the maximum health benefits. It also contains an enzyme called glucose oxide that when combined with water, produces hydrogen peroxide: this then has a mild antiseptic effect and has been used for centuries as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of ulcers, burns, wounds and also soothes the mucous membranes of the gastro-intestinal and respiratory systems when associated with inflammation.
Add honey to dishes after cooking or cook on very low heat. Add it to your tea with a lemon slice for nourishment when suffering from a cold. It is more expensive than “regular” honey but the health benefits outweigh the cost.
Do not give honey to infants.