Orange Blossom Honey

Orange Blossom Honey

by Amanda Stone May 22, 2018

Orange blossom honey falls on the sweeter end of the honey spectrum. This variety has a somewhat subtle, citrussy smell and an overall fresh aroma. It tastes surprisingly sweet and has a delicate, slightly acidic flavor, with a taste reminiscent of citrus fruit. 

If you enjoy eating orange blossom honey for its unique and delicate flavors, you will be pleased to know that it's more than just a sweet treat. Orange blossom honey, like many other honey varieties, has medicinal properties that support human health and well-being and can be used both internally and externally.

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8 Things That Will Happen to Your Body If You Start Eating Honey Every Day

8 Things That Will Happen to Your Body If You Start Eating Honey Every Day

by Amanda Stone February 14, 2018

Here we are in February and everyone is starting that slow trend of letting our good intention health goals of the New Year slowly fade into the background. And in creeps in the guilt that comes with not meeting our New Years Resolutions. Whether its not having enough time to keep up with our exercise routines, or the inconvenience of trying to cook more healthy food while evading the temptation of junk food, sometimes its hard to keep with out health goals.

But what if a health goal was a simple as eating more honey in your everyday diet. Here are eight things that will happen to your body when you start eating honey daily!

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The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life

by Amanda Stone August 22, 2017

While excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, archeologists have often found pots of honey amongst the tombs artifacts. And more surprising still is that these thousands of years old honey is still preserved. Over the years as archeologists have uncovered these ancient honey pots and have discovered that the honey remains unspoiled, a remarkable testament to the eternal shelf-life of honey.

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17 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Honey, But Should!

17 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Honey, But Should!

by Amanda Stone August 14, 2017

Not all honey is created equal. Or, more accurately, not all honey on the grocery store shelves is equal. Some international honey has been treated and no longer has the health benefits discussed here.

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Honey Isn't Just Sugar!

Honey Isn't Just Sugar!

by Amanda Stone August 08, 2017

These are some of the many common misconceptions we may know in regards to honey. Especially when talking about honey as a sugar substitute. But the truth is that not all sugars are equal. We’ve all heard phrases such as “there are good calories and bad calories” of course, or “not all fats are equal.” And yet the idea that “all sugars are not created equal” sometimes seems to not hold the same weight to those who have never taken the time to see the differences. People need to know that there is good sugar, bad sugar and even some dangerous sugars. There are so many fake sweeteners, some of which have names that you can even pronounce.

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4 Rules for Swapping out Sugar in favor of Honey in Baked Goods

4 Rules for Swapping out Sugar in favor of Honey in Baked Goods

by Amanda Stone July 31, 2017

Do you love baking but want to cut down on your sugar intake? Why not try replacing the sugar in your baked goods with honey? There are several benefits to eating honey verses eating sugar.

One of these benefits is that honey consists primarily of Fructose and glucose. Glucose is absorbed quickly by the body, giving the body an immediate boost of energy. Meanwhile, the Fructose is absorbed more slowly, providing energy over a longer period. Therefore, because honey contains high levels of both glucose and fructose, it may provide both an immediate and sustained energy.

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Honey for Allergies

Honey for Allergies

by Amanda Stone July 25, 2017

Seasonal allergies are the plague of many who love the great outdoors. They usually begin in February and last until August or September. Seasonal allergies occur when plants start to produce pollen. Pollen is a powder-like substance that helps plants make seeds and reproduce.

People can inhale pollen, which leads to seasonal allergies. The allergies occur when the body perceives the pollen as a foreign invader, similar to a bacteria or virus. In response, the body mounts an attack. 

There are over-the-counter treatments available for seasonal allergies, but many people prefer natural treatments instead. One example rumored to help with seasonal allergies is local honey. Local honey is raw, unprocessed honey made close to where you live. This honey is rumored to help allergies.

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How to Decrystallize Honey

How to Decrystallize Honey

by Amanda Stone July 18, 2017

Its mid-winter and more than a little chilly out. You know what would sound really good right about now, a hot cup of tea. You boil your water and pour it over a tea bag, open the cupboard up to find your honey to give your tea that perfect sweetness. But as you pull it from the cupboard you see that it has crystalized and turned hard.

We’ve all experienced this frustration, so what do you do about it?

Just because your honey has crystallized does not mean that it is bad, you just need to learn how to properly decrystallize it. And it is not only very easy to do but doesn’t take that long either.

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Honey Comparisons

Honey Comparisons

by Amanda Stone July 13, 2017

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8 Health Benefits of Raw Honey

8 Health Benefits of Raw Honey

by Amanda Stone July 03, 2017

So what exactly is raw honey?

It’s a pure, unfiltered and unpasteurized sweetener made by bees from the nectar of flowers. Most of the honey consumed today is processed honey that’s been heated and filtered since it was gathered from the hive, which removes and destroys the pollen, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals naturally occurring in raw honey. Unlike processed honey, raw honey does not get robbed of its incredible nutritional value and health powers. It can help with everything from low energy to sleep problems to seasonal allergies.

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