When it is RAW and local, honey is an excellent immune builder. Infact a table spoon of apple cider vinegar (preferably vinegar with the ‘Mother’ in it) and a Table spoon of honey a day are great ways to give your body a boost of good health – especially as we enter in to the winter months.
Due to the limited supply from our farm this year, make sure you use other honey for any baking that involves heating the honey above 115 degrees as this will kill off the beneficial enzymes found in our RAW honey.
Liquid Honey is the way honey comes from the hive. Extracting honey from honey comb yields a wonderful golden liquid that goes right in the jar. Fresh raw honey will be liquid since it was just extracted from the hives. In fact, all honey is liquid when it is harvested or taken from the hives.
As time passes, honey will start to crystallize, raw honey will crystallize faster than commercially packed honey since it has never been heated or filtered.
Crystallized Honey is simply the result of the process honey under goes when changing from a liquid to a solid. Sort of like water to ice. Heating just delays the crystallization process. So honey that you buy may have been heated in the past which is why it is important to know your local beekeeper and his methods.