Sunday, 21 January 2018

Difference between raw and processed honey


Raw honey is made by extracting honey from the honeycombs of the hive and strained to separate the honey from impurities like beeswax and dead bees and the honey is good to be eaten.

Commercial processed honey involves:

1) pasteruisation where yeast in honey is destroyed through high heat to extend its shelf life and making the honey smoother.

2) filtration to remove more impurities and bubbles so that honey is clear.

Notes:
1) Natural honey is anti-bacteria, hence it has no shelf life as it will not spoil forever.
2) Clear honey may have sugar added as processed honey is more dilute and less sweet.

Ref: 
1) https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/raw-honey-vs-regular
2) https://www.organics.org/differences-between-honey-and-raw-organic-honey/

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