Honey naturally contains nutrients and enzymes that have a variety of health benefits and medical uses. Perhaps that’s why it has been used as a folk remedy throughout history. Today, honey is still a popular food and is even used as a medical treatment for wounds. However, these health benefits are specific to unpasteurized honey.Manufacturers usually process most of the honey that you find in grocery stores. Heating the honey helps improve the colour and texture, and removes any unwanted crystallization (which is commonly mistaken as symbol of purity). Many of the beneficial antioxidants and bacteria are also removed or destroyed in the heating process. Unprocessed, raw and cold honey contains antioxidants called phenolic compounds. Antioxidants help to protect your body from cell damage because of free radicals.Free radicals contribute to the aging process and may also contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Studies show that polyphenols in honey may play a role in preventing heart disease. Raw honey is pure, unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. This is perhaps one of the most important characteristics and health benefits of the final product, as it preserves all the natural vitamins, enzymes, phytonutrients and other nutritional elements. True raw honey is quite different from processed, commercial honey for these main reasons.
Raw honey has been used by humans for over 10,000 years, and has played a vital role in health, healing, religious and cultural traditions
Parry Naturals Raw Honey- Benefits
Balance the 5 elements
Antibacterial and Antifungal
Helps boost memory and good for the brain
Home remedy for cough and sore throat
Helps prevent cancer and heart disease
Helps regulate blood sugar
Strengthens immune system and counters pollen allergies
Eases sinus issues
Used for Healing Wounds
Natural Energy Drink
Filled with Phytonutrients
Ways to spot artificial honey
The Thumb Test — put a drop of the honey on your thumb. If it spreads around right away or spills, it’s not pure. If it stays intact, it’s pure.
The Water Test — Fill a glass of water and add one tablespoon of “honey” into the water. Pure honey will lump and settle at the bottom of the glass. Adulterated and artificial honey will start dissolving in water.
The Shelf Life Test — pure honey will crystallise over time. Imitation honey will remain looking like syrup, no matter how long it is stored.
Light a Fire — Dip the tip of a matchstick in “honey”, and then strike it to light. Natural honey will light the match easily and the flame will burn off the honey. Fake honey will not light because of the moisture it contains.