Honey is Packed with Health Benefits, Including Antioxidants and Anti-inflammation.
Everyone knows that Circle C Farm Honey is delicious and sweet, but did you know that honey has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years? It's even more reason to stock up on honey now!
What is the difference between raw honey and ordinary honey?
Honey isn't just for cooking! Raw honey is extracted from the honeycomb and filtered to remove dirt, wax, and other particles before being packaged. Raw honey differs from ordinary honey in that it does not go through a pasteurization or filtering process, resulting in its distinctive hazy appearance. In conventional honey, the filtering process that gives it the clear, consumer-friendly appearance and runny, drizzle-able consistency also removes most of the honey's active components such as pollen, antioxidants, and enzymes.
The majority of health advantages come from raw honey, not manufactured "sugar honey." If you keep a jar of raw honey on your shelf for an extended period, it may solidify and crystallize. Honey has no expiration date, and crystallization is a natural occurrence that won't detract from the quality (so don't throw away that jar).
More Health Benefits of Raw Honey
Honey is antibacterial and antimicrobial, making it an effective wound and infection cure. Don't you believe me? You're probably aware of applying hydrogen peroxide to wounds to prevent infection. Raw honey, it turns out, contains an enzyme that destroys glucose carbohydrates and generates hydrogen peroxide naturally. While you should always talk to your doctor before using honey for medicinal purposes, it may be a wonderful natural complement to your wound healing toolbox.
Lucky for Circle C Farm, we stick to the natural side of things. Bees that live among our grass-fed and grass-finished cattle produce Circle C Farm's honey. The bees fertilize the flowers and other plants on our family farm in Florida in exactly the same way as they would in nature.
Circle C's bees are raised in a safe and chemical-free manner. We also carefully choose placement for our hives on the farm so that the bees have a natural environment to thrive and produce raw honey, which is something our clients appreciate!
Honey is high in antioxidants, and they can protect your cells from damage.
Raw honey contains over 30 different polyphenols, 22 amino acids, and a broad range of vitamins and minerals. The polyphenols in raw honey help your body defend against free radicals (and are therefore thought to improve general health). These powerful phytonutrients are destroyed by pasteurization.
Raw honey contains inflammation-fIghting pollen.
Pollen is another uncommon component that's difficult to find outside of raw honey. Pollen, according to doctors and researchers, adds nutritional value by providing fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals as well as amino acids and has been found to fight inflammation, enhance liver function, and possibly prevent heart disease and stroke.
In moderation, add raw honey to your diet.
Raw honey, when taken in moderation, may provide a variety of health advantages. If you want to give your morning meal more flavor, consider using raw honey instead of other added sugar and pasteurized honey. We love sprinkling raw honey over toast with sea salt and crushed red pepper flakes on the farm. It's salty as well as spicy and sweet at once, so it gets me up in the morning.
Sipping Sweet Honey with a Classic Cocktail: The Circle C Hot Toddy
This warm whiskey drink with a touch of honey is the ideal warm cocktail for cold fall and winter evenings. The taste of the spices is enhanced with aromatic spices, which are then infused into a simple syrup and Circle C Farm's raw and unfiltered honey.
- 1½ ounce brown liquor such as brandy, whiskey or rum
- 1-2 tablespoon Circle C Farm honey
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- 1 cup hot water
- Lemon wedge, cinnamon stick and star anise, for garnish (optional)
Combine the first four ingredients into the bottom of a warmed mug. If desired, garnish with the lemon, cinnamon stick or star anise.
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