How Raw Honey is different from Regular Honey?
The terms raw honey and regular honey are often used to describe different types of honey based on their processing methods. The key differences lie in how the honey is harvested, processed, and filtered. Here are the main distinctions between raw honey and regular honey:
Puro Miles Raw Honey:
- Minimal Processing:
- Puro Miles Raw honey undergoes minimal processing. It is typically extracted from the honeycomb and strained to remove large particles like beeswax and bee parts, but it is not subjected to extensive filtering or pasteurization.
- No Heat Treatment:
- Puro Mile Natural honey is not heated to high temperatures during processing. Heating honey can alter its natural composition and may destroy some of its enzymes, vitamins, and antioxidants.
- Natural State:
- Puro Mile Raw honey retains much of its natural state, including natural sugars, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It may also contain small particles of pollen, propolis, and beeswax.
- Granulation and Crystallization:
- Puro Mile wild honey is more likely to crystallize over time due to its higher pollen content. Crystallization is a natural process and does not affect the quality or taste of the honey.
- Colour and Flavour Variations:
- The colour and flavour of Puro Mile multifloral honey can vary based on the types of flowers the bees visited. It often has a more diverse and complex flavour profile compared to some highly processed honey.
- Processing and Filtration:
- Regular honey, often found on supermarket shelves, undergoes more extensive processing. It is usually heated and filtered to remove impurities, including pollen, propolis, and beeswax.
- Some commercially available honey is pasteurized, a process in which honey is heated to a certain temperature to destroy yeast cells and prevent fermentation. Pasteurization can affect the flavor and nutritional content of honey.
- Uniform Appearance:
- Regular honey tends to have a more uniform appearance and texture due to filtration and pasteurization. It is less likely to crystallize quickly because the process removes many of the particles that promote crystallization.
- Extended Shelf Life:
- The processing methods used for regular honey contribute to a longer shelf life, as pasteurization and filtration help prevent crystallization and inhibit the growth of microorganisms.
- Consistent Flavor:
- Regular honey often has a more consistent flavor profile, as the removal of impurities and uniform processing can lead to a standardized taste.
When choosing between raw honey and regular honey, it often comes down to personal preference. Some people prefer the natural and diverse qualities of raw honey, appreciating its potential health benefits and unique flavours. Others may prefer the smoother texture and longer shelf life of processed honey.
It’s important to note that both raw and regular honey can be part of a healthy diet, and each type may have its own set of potential benefits. If you are looking for specific health benefits, consider choosing high-quality honey, regardless of whether it is raw or processed, and, if possible, sourced locally.
Puro Miles brings to you Deep Forest Multi-Floral Raw Honey processed naturally by honey bees, strained and packaged hygienically by our beekeepers