Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Why is organic honey white? Is it more nutritious than pure raw honey?
There's no such thing as "organic honey"--all honey is essentially organic. Unless you're getting "honey sauce" or "honey spread" like they give at KFC. Likewise, there's no such thing as raw honey. All honey is raw. I bet the honey is white either from the bees or the pollen collected.
some honey is oxidized which gives it a cloudy look(which explains the white appearence as it had thousands of tiny air bubbles in it), but if it isnt it will be more syrup like.
Honey takes on its coloring from the types of flowers the bees have access to. Not all organix honey is white, but it is usually very pale. Organic honey is often derived from one flower only, the bees access to flowers being carefully controlled. Hawaiian white organic honey comes from the flower of the Kiawe tree. The nutritional value is the same as from regular honey, but adherants often claim it is better tasting.
the only time i have seen "white honey", it was honey in which the sugars had crystallized. there is no greater "benefit" from that honey than regular honey. i've never heard of "white" honey unless it was honey that had crystallized... is it white or is it clear?keep this in mind when considering products that are labeled "organic". the department of agriculture only requires inspection for compliance to Organic guidelines if a seller has more than $5000 (gross) a year in sales. I could produce 2000 jars of honey right next door to a chemically treated orchard, sell them for $2 each, label it organic and nobody would ever know the difference.grow your own
It doesn't haveto be organic to be white. Just raw honey can be white and It's very thick, is alot sweeter IMO and melts like butter. I think it's because of ground up compounds in it like Honey comb wax and what type of pollen is in it. "beeswax" is white
Raw honey(white in color) 鈥?which has not been pasteurized or filtered, and ideally taken directly from the hive 鈥?is a treasure chest of nutritional value and medicinal remedies. It contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals and is a natural and powerful medicine, both internally and externally. It provides an array of vitamins and minerals; and supplies instant energy without the insulin surge caused by white sugar.Raw honey is exceptionally effective internally against bacteria and parasites. Plus, raw honey contains natural antibiotics, which help kill microbes directly. Raw honey, when applied topically, speeds the healing of tissues damaged by infection and/or trauma. It contains vitamins, minerals and enzymes, as well as sugars, all of which aid in the healing of wounds.Raw Honey is also exceptionally effective for respiratory ailments. One Bulgarian study of almost 18,000 patients found that it improved chronic bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis, chronic and allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. It's an effective treatment for colds, flu, respiratory infections and a generally depressed immune system. Whereas sugar shuts down the immune system, a good quality honey will stimulate it into action. As you can see raw honey has many purposes, people that answer these questions really need to get their facts straight.As far as organic standards are concerned I can name 3 honey producing companies that make $5000 (gross) yearly FROM 1 STORE. As with anything, some companies you cannot trust to follow the standards. That's why research must be done before making retail decisions.
there is no such thing as "organic honey" because all honey come from bees and I have not known any type of bee that uses anything but natural methods and ingredients;pure honey is raw, otherwise it would not be pure;
honey not only gets its color from the flowers the bees gather the nectar from but the nutritional content varies; some may even cause allergic reactions but this is rare;how do you know your honey is genuine and pure? ants stay clear of pure honey because they associate bees with honey and they do not like bees; they will think that a bee hive is nearby; but, if honey becomes contaminated, ants will swarm all over it because it would mean that the honey has been taken from the hive by something (like bears, raccoons, %26 us);also, pure honey will keep indefinitely (even without refrigeration); the anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties prevent the honey from becoming bad; but again, once it becomes contaminated, it will spoil (the speed of spoilage will depend on the contaminant, the degree of contamination, the humidity and temperature of the environment, and other factors);finally, I have never seen nor heard of white honey; I will have to update my stock knowledge on this;
Real honey should be dark and thick. The flowers that the bees gather from will determine the color and taste of the honey. If honey is thin and colorless it's been diluted and will lack taste. Most commercial honey is filtered, heated and diluted. Just because it says organic doesn't mean it is organic.