Raw honey has been used as a natural remedy throughout history and has a variety of health benefits and medical uses. Many of these health benefits are specific to raw, or unpasteurised, honey.
What is raw honey?
Raw honey is a phytonutrient powerhouse. The phytonutrients in raw honey are responsible for its antioxidant properties, as well as its antibacterial and anti-fungal power. They’re also thought to be the reason why raw honey has shown immune-boosting and anticancer benefits.
Most of the honey you find in stores is pasteurised. However, the heavy processing that occurs to pasteurise honey destroys all these valuable nutrients.
How is raw honey made?
At Kai Ora Honey we make sure to preserve the honey’s natural qualities by extracting and bottling it with exceptional care. The most important part of making Raw Honey is that the wellbeing of the bees are prioritised along with better and more sustainable beekeeping practices.
Once our beekeepers have harvested the honey, we carefully extract the honey from the honeycombs, removing any remaining max and other particles.
How can you tell if you’re buying raw honey or regular honey?
The best way to know if you are buying good quality raw honey, is to look at the ingredients list to make sure it states 100% raw honey with no added ingredients or additives.
If you’re interested in trying raw honey, always buy it from a trusted local producer, like Kai Ora Honey.
How can I use Raw Honey?
Raw Honey has so many amazing benefits, being a good source of antioxidants, with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It’s a great immunity booster, and can help improve gut health and digestive issues with its natural prebiotics. Have a sore throat? A spoonful of honey will help soothe scratchy throats, or add it to warm water for a warm soothing drink. Honey is also a healthy substitute for sugar to naturally sweeten your food.
How should Raw Honey be stored?
Although honey does not expire when stored properly in tightly sealed jars, it will go through natural changes in character, aroma, taste and crystallisation as time goes by. It’s best to use the original container your honey comes in, and to keep it in a cool dark location away from direct sunlight. As prolonged exposer to sunlight makes honey loose many of its health benefits.
Why buy Kai Ora Raw Honey?
We are based in the Far North of New Zealand, surrounded by lush evergreen native forest that provides our bees with some of the cleanest and greenest bush in the world to forage from. From the native Mānuka tree, as well as a wide variety of native New Zealand botanical species such as the Kanuka tree, and other seasonal wildflowers that grow throughout our gorgeous coastal region.
This incredible environment allows us to produce honey that is superior in both taste and quality. Kai Ora Raw Honey is completely raw, unprocessed, unheated and unpasteurised; retaining the naturally occurring raw honey properties, just as nature intended! It’s 100% natural, delicious and oh so good for you.
If you’d like an easy option to add to your daily health and wellness routine, get yourself a jar of Kai Ora Raw Honey today.