3 Tips to Choosing Real Honey
When shopping for honey, the options can be exhausting. Large containers, colored jars, bear-shaped bottles, local, organic, pure, raw, filtered, unfiltered, dark, light, and so much more. Whew! I feel like I did my morning workout just thinking about it.
So how do you know which option to choose?
To help navigate this decision process, here are our “Top Three” tips for choosing real with honey:
Tip #1: Choose Raw. This is essential.
Many of us reach for a honey that resembles what you’d expect–light in color, clear, and easy to squeeze from the container. This type of honey is often heated at high temperatures (pasteurized) to create a quick-flowing product. While this may sound exciting, it damages the honey. During the pasteurization process, high temperatures destroy enzymes and vitamins found naturally in honey.
Raw honey is just the opposite. Raw honey has not been tampered with, heated, or processed. The National Honey Board defines raw honey as honey that “exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction.” In other words, it is honey the way bees made it. At Nature Nate’s, we never heat our honey to the point of pasteurization. We simply warm the natural honey to keep it in its smooth, liquid state.
Tip #2: Choose Unfiltered.
Honey naturally contains vitamins, enzymes, and pollen–all of which are great benefits of natural honey. But during the pasteurization process, honey is often filtered, removing these natural goodies. When you choose unfiltered, you know that the natural parts of honey have stuck around. At Nature Nate’s, after we gently warm our honey, we lightly strain out unneeded bee parts and wax before it slips into our bottles. The result is our delicious amber-colored Raw & Unfiltered honey. We also ensure the absence of pesticides, antibiotics, and corn or rice adulteration to keep your honey as natural as can be.
Choosing both Raw & Unfiltered is essential! And at Nature Nate’s, we provide you with just that.
Tip #3: Choose Orange.
At Nature Nate’s we pride ourselves on being more than just a label. We’re moms and dads, sons and daughters. Creators. Thinkers. Faith followers. Leaders. Storytellers. The orange label is a commitment to excellence that you are receiving the highest quality honey possible. Honey is our business, but our mission is to honor God by providing healthy products to you and your family. We place a high priority on taking care of our community and helping those in need. When you choose orange, you choose much more than just a label.
Now that you have the information you need to choose real, feel free to go do that morning workout you always said you could never do. We are cheering for you.