Honey – why not..?

Since couple of months backSince couple of months back my parents together with my younger sister are proud owners of four bee-hives, or actually its nine now since they were growing so quickly and made new societies.

I was lucky to be there when the honey was to be collected (check on my instagram @tijanatur) and have with me home a jars of the raw honey. Might end up with few more in the end of the season 🙂

Raw honey contains disease-preventing and disease-fighting flavonoids. Raw honey contains both propolis and bee pollen so you get the benefits of those two natural powerhouses as well. It has been scientifically proven to help with allergies, diabetes, sleep problems, coughs and wound healing. 

So, to get the maximum benefits you should look for unheated honey, also called raw honey. However, what most do not know is that cooking honey or baking with it – even simply adding honey to hot liquids causes negative chemical changes and eliminating many of its beneficial effects.

This is unfortunate given that the majority of honey available in the stores has already been heated whether or not you decide to cook with it at home.

The most obvious change to heated honey is a loss of enzymes and probiotics.

Research puts the temperature at which damage occurs at 48°C or above at which point negative chemical changes begin to occur.

How to get the benefits without heating it up? Not putting it tea 🙂 although on a sandwich, and preferably on your own freshly baked crisp and sour dough bread. Drizzle a bit on the banan bread you make, or why not on the yoghurt bowl, cerial, müsli? Or why not over the salad – water melon, feta cheese and fresh basil… #nomnom 

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