September 24, 2010

Any thoughts on raw honey?
















We have been enjoying a large jar of raw honey this summer that my daughter purchased at a farmer's market. Usually we get the little supermarket bears because I'm a sucker for the packaging. Having read recently about the medicinal purposes of raw honey especially for sinus etc. I just purchased a jar of something that is really super raw honey with all sorts of unfiltered and vaguely alarming bits of stuff in it - it tasted a bit wonky too. Thinking of tossing it but it was very pricey at the Health Food store - anyone ever try anything similar? (For tea, I will definately go back to the filtered raw honey or the wee bears but this is supposedly for health benefits).

3 comments:

Kate said...

In my not so humble opinion, raw honey shouldn't have bits or taste "wonky" but I think if you've been eating it for some time and there've been no ill effects, then it'll be OK to keep eating it.

Susan said...

I remain suspicious. The vegan daughter says it looks buggy. Health benefits or not, I think I will have to pass. I think I agree with you that honey should not have bits...

Wild Somerset Child said...

Have you eaten honey in the comb? Delicious. We are great honey eaters and buy a jar of local honey wherever we travel. Some of the nicest was from a honey farm above the Loire valley in France. Homey has so many different tastes and flavours depending from what plant the bees have have been feeding. Guess if yours tastes 'wonky' they may have been on dirty lime trees. I you like the taste but not the bits, try heating the honey gently and then strain it through very fine muslin. Oh and honey granulates as the weather cools. None of this info is 'technical', just experience of what we like and don't like, and why.