Linden Honey - BIO - Raw - 230g
Organic Linden Honey 230g
Organic honey is honey that is free of chemicals and antibiotics. Organic honey has been independently certified to come from a bee hive that is 3km away from the nearest pollution or artificial chemical source, i.e. roads, factories, houses, etc.
Linden blossom produces a golden, nutritious honey with a strong sweet taste, with fresh summer base notes.
With light amber as the most prevalent color, linden honey has a high glucose-to-fructose content ratio so it will crystallize fairly quickly, but that won’t ruin the quality of the honey (which can be de-crystallized by placing the jar in a warm water bath).
The taste is relatively mild, but fragrant and this honey is very sweet, despite the fact that it contains approximately the same amounts of carbohydrates and calories as other types of honey which means you can use less to obtain the same sweetness.
About raw honey
Raw honey or “as it exists in the beehive” is made by extracting honey from the honeycombs, pouring it over a mesh to separate the honey from impurities (like beeswax and dead bees) and bottled.
For commercial reasons, most brands of honey are pasteurized and filtered. Pasteurization is a process that destroys the yeast found in honey by applying high heat. This helps extend the shelf life and makes it smoother.
Also, filtration further removes impurities like debris and air bubbles so that the honey stays as a clear liquid for longer. This is merely done for aesthetics reasons.
Some commercial honeys are additionally processed by undergoing ultrafiltration. This process further refines it to make it more transparent and smoother, but it can also remove beneficial nutrients like pollen, enzymes and antioxidants.
Benefits of raw honey
Raw honey contains a wide variety of nutrients, approximately 22 amino acids, 31 different minerals and a wide range of vitamins and enzymes.
What’s most impressive about raw honey is that it contains nearly 30 types of bioactive plant compounds. These are called polyphenols, and they act as antioxidants.
Many studies have linked these antioxidants with impressive health benefits, including reduced inflammation and a lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
|Ingredients||Organic linden honey, raw, unfiltered|
|Free of||Preservatives, additives, GMOs, artificial ingredients, added sugar|