Honey is a thick, sweet syrup made by honey bees.
It’s loaded with healthy plant compounds and has been linked to several health
Raw honey is best described as honey. “as it exists in the beehive”
It is made by extracting honey from the honeycombs of the hive and pouring it over a
mesh or nylon cloth to separate the honey from impurities like beeswax and dead
Once strained, raw honey is bottled and ready to be enjoyed.
On the other hand, the production of regular honey involves several more steps
before it is bottled — such as pasteurization and filtration.
Pasteurization is a process that destroys the yeast found in honey by applying high
heat. This helps extend the shelf life and makes it smoother.
Also, filtration further removes impurities like debris and air bubbles so that the honey
stays as a clear liquid for longer. This is aesthetically appealing to many consumers.
Some commercial honeys are additionally processed by undergoing ultrafiltration.
This process further refines it to make it more transparent and smooth, but it can also
remove beneficial nutrients like pollen, enzymes and antioxidants.