What is local honey?

Local honey can be considered local to the region where the nectar is gathered and its source. The region is based on geography along with the tree cover and wildflower mix. Most of the nectar in the spring is from trees while the fall honey is from fall wildflowers.

What is raw honey?

Raw honey is honey that is taken directly from the hive without heat stabilization or additives. Raw honey will naturally crystallize over time.

Will honey help my allergies?

Yes! Natural raw honey contains pollen. Eating raw honey can provide some relief from allergies. It is best to use local honey for allergy relief.

What percentage of honey is sugar?

Honey is about 80% sugar. Honey is completely natural and healthy, but it is still sugar. If you should not eat sugar, you should not eat honey.

Can diabetics eat honey?

Although diabetics should limit their sugar intake, including honey, your doctor may tell you that honey could be a healthier choice than table sugar in a diabetic diet.

What else should I know about honey?

Honey is a natural sweetener, has antioxidants, and is fat-free and cholesterol-free.

Does honey contain any nutrients?

Honey contains vitamins B6, niacin, riboflavin, pathogenic acid. It also contains minerals and amino acids.

Why does honey crystallize?

Honey is a supersaturated solution meaning that there is more sugar dissolved in it than technically the water can hold. The high concentration of sugar makes the solution unstable and over time the sugar will crystallize out. Only raw natural honey crystallizes.

Does honey go bad?

Honey is the only thing in your kitchen that does not go bad. Honey can last for centuries if stored properly.

How many calories in honey?

Each tablespoon of honey contains about 60 calories. Honey has a healthy glycemic index (GI) because its simple sugars are gradually absorbed into the bloodstream. It may be better than some other sweeteners for those who need to watch their sugar intake.