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badattitude no place like home
07/09/13 8:03 pm

Try raw honey on a sore throat. It's better than cough syrup. And it kills the germs that are causing the infection.

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
07/09/13 5:55 pm

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.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
07/09/13 4:43 pm

The MIL raises bees, and I've seen raw honey. Pass.

bonemedic Texas
07/09/13 1:05 pm

Raw & local is the way to go. I get ours from the local farmers market

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Kris Humidity Central
07/09/13 12:04 pm

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.

aurealis the sky
07/09/13 11:46 am

Cinnamon and raw honey have fantastic health benefits.

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badattitude no place like home
07/09/13 7:57 pm

Honey can cure MERSA infections better than antibiotics.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
07/09/13 11:33 am

Buying and eating raw honey can strengthen your allergy resistance.

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
07/09/13 12:18 pm

Only allergies to the flowering plants the honey came from.

Jungle in the dog house
07/09/13 1:08 pm

I should eat raw honey that came from within 25 miles of where you live.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
07/09/13 11:30 am

I like my honey like my milk, raw and unadulterated.

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Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
07/09/13 10:08 am

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.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/09/13 10:10 am

I notice a definite taste difference, along with texture

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
07/09/13 10:14 am

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.

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
07/09/13 10:15 am

Most grocery store "honey" is flavored corn syrup from China.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/09/13 10:37 am

I compare honey and honey, pasteurized and unpasteurized milk

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
07/09/13 10:43 am

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.

susanr Colorado
07/09/13 11:18 am

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.

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
07/09/13 12:15 pm

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.

badattitude no place like home
07/09/13 8:01 pm

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.

kilokalex Sanity is for the weak
07/09/13 10:14 am

We were separated a birth I'm sure of it.

EarlyBird Portland
07/09/13 10:37 am

Kilo- are you male or female?

Emily33 North Carolina
07/09/13 10:05 am

I'm not sure I've ever had raw honey. But I don't have honey that much.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/09/13 10:10 am

If you have any farmers markets near you you're bound to find some there