FAQ - Anwsers to your questions
1. What are the benefits of introducing raw honey into our diets?
Honey – the nectar of the gods, has been used in our diet for over 8000 years. With many proven benefits for our digestive health, it also sooth stress and sore throats. Packed with good enzymes and antioxidants, it works great as a substitute to refined sugars. One tablespoon contains ca 17g of carbohydrates. With numerous of health benefits, it wide variety of flavours it might be worth including it in moderation in your diet.
2. Why does honey color and texture vary?
Honey is a product straight from nature into the jar, its influenced by the seasonal and regional conditions. Some regions produce paler honey than others, and honey with high glucose content tends to crystallize creating a beautiful melting “sandy” texture. Very similar to fine wine, honey will also grow in flavor and darken with age.
3. How is our honey extracted?
Most of our honey is extracted by our centrifuge, except the virgin honey, that is extracted by gravity only. No additives are added in the process.
4. Is your honey organic?
Our honey does not have a organic certificate yet, however our honey is 100% pure raw unadulterated honey with no additives, taken straight from the hive to the jar. The region of southern Sweden where the hives are located is not sprayed with any herbicides, pesticides or insecticides either. On top of that our bees are also never fed any antibiotics, which is common in regular bee keeping.
5. Can I eat Honey as a diabetic?
We recommend you consult with your doctor before consuming any honey. Honey is derived from the sweet nectar of the flowers and collected by the bees to be stored and ripened in the hive. Some of our honey contain higher fructose levels than glucose, which might have more benefit for you as a diabetic, but again we do not give any medical advice.
6. After how long does raw honey expire?
Honey does not really have an expiration date, as long as it is stored properly and not exposed to too much heat it will last for a decade. Try to not introduce external bacteria by always using a clean spoon, then your raw honey will maintain its high quality and great taste. Honey does tend to become darker and with a stronger taste character the longer it stays uneaten.
7. Can my infant eat honey?
Raw honey contains live enzymes and good bacteria which makes it a “live food” and not safe for babies under 18 months to consume. Babies intestines are not mature enough to deal with all the external bacteria, it could cause harm to the infant’s digestive system.
8. What can I do if my honey is crystallized?
If your honey becomes crystallized don’t sweat it, it does not mean its gone bad or is of poor quality. Honey crystallizes naturally in colder weather, which means in summer it might get more liquid again due to higher averge temperatures. Raw honey with a higher glucose level also tends to crystallize easier. If you would like to decrystalize your honey more, simply put the jar next to a radiator or in the sink with warm water and it will get smoother again.
9. What does creamed honey mean?
When honey is straight from the hive it is in liquid form. After a while the honey will start to crystallize. The two crystals in honey are coarse crystals and fine crystals. Through a natural process introducing the fine honey crystal you can control the crystallization process and you end up with amazing silky smooth creamed honey. Once its creamed it most probably will not go back to a crystalized state.
10. Why choosing for a cold treated honey?
Most honey are extracted from the combe with the assistance of heating.
This technique makes it a lot cheaper and easier to extract the honey. Heat unfortunately has the effect of diminishing some of the amazing health properties that makes honey so unique. By choosing cold-treated honey you keep those benefits intact.
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