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I see this as a recipe for some items here, but I don't know if what I have is raw or not. I always figured honey is honey... I don't see any ingredients which tells me it's just HONEY. Does it really make any difference?
03-07-2005, 08:13 PM
your honey needs to say raw and/or uncooked on it.
Ditto. Most honey is heated and then filtered for clarity and appearance. This keeps it from crystalizing quickly.
Honey that says "Raw and Unfiltered" still contains the uncompromised enzymes and vitamins from the bees. I think it tastes better, with more character and flavor, too. A lot of raw honey is also locally produced, another positive.
03-07-2005, 09:02 PM
Raw honey may still be heated at temperatures that will kill the enzymes, making the honey "cooked." Nut butters are the same way. Read the label to see if it says it has been heated to no higher than 118 degrees. There's a DELICIOUS honey called Really Raw honey that fits the bill: http://www.reallyrawhoney.com/
03-08-2005, 01:24 PM
Thanks for the link RawJen. I'll have to say I'm really confused now because the raw honey I bought at whole foods has that same color and matches the creamy spreadable texture that the website you linked to mentions. However on the DVD's when Alissa is making things with honey hers has that "normal" amber color and runny texture. Can anyone tell me what the deal is here? Was she not using raw honey?
03-09-2005, 08:50 AM
it can still be raw, even if it is that amber color.
the honey that is that milky opaque color is that way b/c it still contains the propolis and part of the honeycomb, just all blended together. the amber colored honey is w/o those things blended in.
also, haven't dug into the subject any more, but I have heard from a few local honey sources that the product "really raw honey" also has some additives other than just honey products. so, i want to check into that. actually, trying to talk one local guy into doing a similar product b/c really raw local honey is much better than really raw honey from NY (since i am in Texas!).
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