Honey: Raw or Processed?
Try raw honey on a sore throat. It's better than cough syrup. And it kills the germs that are causing the infection.
Can't stand the raw stuff.
I've never had raw honey =\
Seriously, it's not any different. You've probably had it and didn't even know. The differences in honey mainly come from what flowers it's derived from, not how it's collected or distributed.
The MIL raises bees, and I've seen raw honey. Pass.
Raw & local is the way to go. I get ours from the local farmers market
Processed as in adding to it with crap, yuck.
Processed as in making sure (as said below) that dead bee bits and such are filtered out, no problem.
Cinnamon and raw honey have fantastic health benefits.
Honey can cure MERSA infections better than antibiotics.
Buying and eating raw honey can strengthen your allergy resistance.
Only allergies to the flowering plants the honey came from.
I should eat raw honey that came from within 25 miles of where you live.
I like my honey like my milk, raw and unadulterated.
The only thing that processing does is remove the wax, pollen, and dead bee bits. It really doesn't change the honey itself at all - it's mostly cosmetic.
I notice a definite taste difference, along with texture
The removal of those bits can make a less "rich-tasting" honey and a smoother texture, yes. It's also important that you're not comparing raw farmer's market honey to processed grocery store "honey", because that's apples to oranges.
Most grocery store "honey" is flavored corn syrup from China.
I compare honey and honey, pasteurized and unpasteurized milk
My point is that processed honey doesn't carry the same health implications as processed anything else. Same with honey that's labeled "organic" or "all-natural" (both bogus excuses for a price hike.) As long as it's real honey, it's all the same.
There are different ways to process honey. There's screening (removes bee parts & hive debris), ultrafiltering (removes pollen), pasteurization (can affect taste, I've read it removes at least some antibacterial properties), & some others.
Screening is almost standard - it gets the visible chunks & isn't really considered "processing." And honey is antibacterial because the high sugar to water ratio prevents bacterial growth, so adding moisture would change that - not necessarily heat.
Seriously Carol. Those damn slanty eyed bastards. That's a quote from a great old John Wayne movie. But seriously. It's just more proof that we shouldn't buy anything from those people except maybe china. Even then, they'll use lead glaze.
Raw is so good.
We were separated a birth I'm sure of it.
Kilo- are you male or female?
I'm not sure I've ever had raw honey. But I don't have honey that much.
If you have any farmers markets near you you're bound to find some there