Pure Wild Honey
Honey is “manufactured” in one of the world’s most efficient factories—the beehive. Bees may travel as far as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers in order to gather enough nectar to produce just one pound of honey.
Amongst the various forms of honey, pure, raw, unfiltered, wild honey is the healthiest and has the greatest nutritional value. True raw honey contains amylase, an enzyme concentrated in flower pollen that helps digest starchy foods. When honey is heated, the delicate aromas, yeast and enzymes responsible for activating vitamins and minerals in our body are partially destroyed, thereby reducing their nutritional effect.
Raw Honey vs Pasturized Honey
Aseda Raw Honey is very different from commercially processed honey. Commercially processed honey is blended, pasteurized and distributed. Pasteurized honey is heated to 145°F for thirty minutes, killing valuable enzymes and causing 20% of the vitamins to be lost—an irreversible denaturalization of proteins and glucose oxidase. This is done because it is the safest and fastest means of preserving the beekeepers product. Unfortunately; this type of processing also reduces the nutritional benefits of commercially produced honey.
To add to the uniqueness of Molé Pure Raw Honey, it is important to understand the difference between bulk raw honey and pure, unfiltered, raw honey. The majority of raw honey products are still heated unintentionally during processing and shipping, reaching temperatures of 118 degrees and beyond. This causes the same issues found in commercially produced honey. Aseda Wild Honey is protected from this anomaly, due to our particular processing and shipping methods.
Aseda Wild Honey is all about maintaining the nutritional value. Characterized by fine textured crystals, raw honey looks milkier and contains particles and flecks made of bee pollen, honeycomb bits, and propolis. Raw and unfiltered honey is relatively low in moisture content (14% to 18%) and has a high antioxidant level. It will usually granulate and crystallize to a margarine-like consistency after a month or two. Crystallization only happens when super saturation prevails. The honey turns to more of a cream honey, making it easier to spread or cook with.
Using Raw Honey
It's perfect as a spread on bread and waffles, dissolved into hot coffee or tea, or used in cooking, baking, or preparing raw food dishes. Learn more about our gourmet honey recipes. The craft packs are the perfect amount to use as a natural energy boost or to take to the local coffee shop. Aseda Wild Honey is a nutrient dense substitute for sugar. Anyone who chooses to integrate raw honey into their lives will reap many nutritional health benefits.
Support Declining Bee Populations
Currently the world is living with the devastating decline of bee populations. The continued destruction of bee habitats from pollutants and unnatural bee keeping practices could be to blame. Aseda Wild Honey is a completely new source of high quality honey that helps replenish the diminishing bee populations, while staying true to the natural world of the bees and the environment from which the raw honey is gathered.