Honey is one of my favorite foods, I mean what is not to love it is full of vitamins and minerals, and it is a safer way to sweeten foods and drinks. But, did you know that most of the honey that you see in the store is not really honey at all.
The next time you find yourself in the honey isle of your grocery store debating on which honey to buy, you might think twice before choosing based solely on price. A recent study done by Food Safety News found that 76% of all honey bought at a store is treated with a process called “Ultra-filtration,” a process which removes all the impurities, and also all traces of pollen.
The Ultra Filtration process is such a huge problem because it is filtering out some of the most beneficial parts of the honey. And, it does not provide any benefits to you whatsoever and makes no improvement to the quality of the product.
It has that the likely reason for the filtration process is to prevent people from tracking where the honey came from. The only way to do so would be by the pollen, and the pollen is filtered out.
One ounce of raw honey contains approximately 20 vitamins, 18 amino acids, 16 minerals, and a ton of antioxidants and phytonutrients. Raw honey is an antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal substance. It is also highly nutritious. It contains significant amounts of B2, B3, B5, B6, C, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, and phosphate.
How do we prevent this? By buying local organic honey from farmers markets and natural food stores.
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