This is the most common question, our customers ask on markets where we have the chance to talk to them.
Nowadays the honey you can get in supermarkets very likely it has been pasteurised, filtered and may times it is a mix of honey from different sources. Why are they doing this? Big retailers are aiming to stock fairly consistent honey products, which can be categorised easily to certain categories like mild, medium, strong etc. As honey is a natural product it can be very different from vintages, regions and by the type of plant it has been collected from. They can only control these properties if they putting the honey through an industrial production. Which involves pasteurisation, micro filtering and sometimes the use of additives like corn syrup.
Why are these matters? Honey is a very delicate product. It requires very gentle work during the harvest and processing. If honey pasteurised (heated to high temperature) the natural enzymes, the healthy bacteria and vitamins will be destroyed. Micro-filters also destroying and removing the health properties of the raw honey. Then you left with a liquid sweetener which has no health benefits what's so ever.
If you want to consume honey because of its natural goodness and health benefits, you should only consume Raw Honey, Unpasteurised Unprocessed Honey.
Even caveman was eating honey, which means honey been part of human diet for 1000s of years. Good example the honey found in the pyramids actually, it was still good and edible. It is the oldest known source of sweetness and energy known to mankind. Raw Honey is easy to digest and a healthy alternative to refined sugar.
Enjoy Raw Honey this amazing gift of Nature and discover the many different characteristics and flavours.