Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oh Sugar... Honey, Honey!

I've never met a living soul who didn't love a good honey.  Finding an amazing honey however, can be be challenging.  Unprocessed honey, straight from the hive, has been used worldwide for millennia to promote healing. For more natural healing benefits of raw honey, click here . Troy Adair wrote a great blog entry on Raw Desert Blossom HoneyThis is why we carry Crockett Raw Honey it's a mild honey with fruity hints. Collected from natural sources and bottled here in the valley of the sun. at Crockett Honey Co. they  produce and package the finest honeys of the Southwest. The Sonoran Deserts produce a mild delicate flavored honey from many desert floral sources. These sources include Cactus, Mesquite, Catclaw, Palo Verde, as well as many other flowering plants. These honeys are unique in that they are only produced in the Sonoran Desert regions.  Our desert honey is 100% pure and natural. Honey is Nature's Natural Sweetener and is proven to be more easily digestible than refined sugars. They do nothing to the honey except carefully package it in a manner that will not alter its natural quality or change its delicate and mild flavor. 

But what do you do when you buy crystallized honey? Can it be uncrystallized without changing it's natural ability to heal? Well, some say no. If you add much heat it can kill the natural healthy enzymes. 
If however you aren't worried so much about the enzyme content and want a honey with a better viscosity...Here's how to do it.
If you don't plan on using the full container of honey, transfer the amount you want to use into a seal able jar. I use a half pint canning jar.  Then I put the jar into a cup or pot of hot water for 10-15 minutes, refreshing the water once so it stays hot (or if you use the insert to your slow cooker as the container for the water bath it will hold the heat fine). 

Honey comes out crystal clear.
 Enjoy our Raw Honey! We love it!

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