Raw honey is one of nature’s purest foods. Raw honey is honey that is pure, unheated, unpasteurized, and unprocessed, preserving all the natural vitamins, enzymes, phytonutrients, and other nutritional elements found in honey. Commercial honey (the kind you find in most grocery stores) has been filtered and pasteurized, which destroys most of its nutritional value.
Raw honey contains many amino acids, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes. In fact, the live enzyme content of honey is one of the highest of all foods. Raw honey will also contain bee pollen and propolis, which have their own health benefits. Bee pollen is a super nutritious compound, containing all the nutrients required by the human body. It is a source of vitamins, minerals, beneficial fatty acids, carotenoids, bioflavonoids, and is about 40% protein. Raw honey is alkaline forming.
Raw honey is mainly used as a natural sweetener. It has a lower glycemic index than sugar, and is a great natural energy source.
Raw honey has many therapeutic properties and a lot of scientific research has been done on its many uses.
Some of the health benefits of raw honey:
Strengthens the immune system, provides natural allergy relief (in some cases eliminating the allergy all together), boosts energy and endurance, beneficial in the treatment of ulcers, wounds, and minor burns, works as an expectorant, has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, and is a natural sleep aid.