Why does Honey Crystallize?
Honey is a supersaturated mixture of natural sugars, collected from the nectar of plants. It contains over 70% sugars and less than 20% water. The two main sugars in honey are fructose and glucose. The content of fructose and glucose in honey varies from one type of honey to another. The balance of these two main sugars causes the crystallization of honey, and the relative percentage of each determines whether it crystallizes quickly or slowly. What crystallizes is glucose, due to its lower solubility. Fructose is more soluble in water than glucose and will remain fluid.
When glucose crystallizes, it separates from water and takes the form of small crystals. As crystallization progresses and more glucose crystallizes, those crystals spread throughout the honey. The solution changes to a stable saturated form, and finally the honey thickens or crystallizes.
Many people think that crystallized honey is synonymous with adulteration, this is not true. True raw honey crystallizes. The process of crystallization is natural and spontaneous. Pure, raw, unheated honey has a natural tendency to crystallize over time with no effect on the honey other than color and texture.
Crystallization of honey actually preserves the taste and quality characteristics of your honey. Many honey users prefer it in this state as it is easier to spread on bread.
Crystallized honey also tastes richer. When honey is in the crystallized state, it takes longer to melt on the tongue, allowing all the taste buds to be activated and capture the subtleties.
The natural sugars in honey tend to solidify at temperatures below 25 °C.
If your prefer your Honey dripping, heat it in a double boiler for a few minutes.
Is Honey better than proccesed sugar?
Bees have already done the hard work for us, their enzymes make Honey more easily to digest than its processed alternatives.
Honey contains minerals and amino acids that processed sugar does not. Honey doesn´t spike your blood sugar like processed sugar does.
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Honey Blossom Honey is RAW Honey?
"While there is no official U.S. federal definition of “RAW” Honey, it generally means honey that has not been heated or filtered. We often see or hear claims that raw honey is more nutritious or better for you, primarily because raw honey may contain small amounts of pollen grains that are often removed during processing or filtering." National Honey Board.
Our Honey has Never been micro filtered, it retain 100% of its Natural content of pollen, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, propolis and other micronutrients.
Our Honey has Never been Pasteurized or heated above 120 degrees.
Our Honey undergoes Minimal processing, such as spinning, decanting and straining to get any large debris such as wood chips and wax out of it and get it into the jars so you are able to enjoy it at home.
Some people claim Honey should never go above 100 degrees, but if you've ever been down to Texas or Mexico in the Summer, you know this is bogus, since Honeybees down in these parts regularly do their work at temperatures between 90 and 120 degrees depending on the area and the season.
So is our Honey RAW? You decide!