Raw unprocessed honey has many health benefits in comparison to other sweeteners.
Raw unprocessed honey means we strain the honey to remove impurities such as bees’ wax without warming it above 40 degrees Celsius. Industry standards deem this temperature unheated, as the hive temperature is on average about 37 degrees Celsius.
Because it is a natural product, the NUTRITIONAL composition of honey is variable, however, 100g of unpasteurised honey may contain:
- Total sugars 77.9g
- Fructose 38.2g
- Glucose 31.0g
- Sucrose 1.5g
- Maltose 7.2g
- Other Carbohydrates 4.2g
- Minerals, Vitamins & Enzymes
Traces of calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, selenium, manganese, Vitamin B (riboflavin, niacin) and Vitamin C.
Most Western Australian honeys are microbiologically active and is known for its ANTIBACTERIAL and ANTIFUNGAL properties that come from plant chemicals activated by bee enzymes. Bio-activity in honey is indicated by a Total Antimicrobial Activity (TA) rating.
TA ratings stated on honey labels can range between TA 10+ and TA 35+. The greater the TA rating, the more bacteria and fungus the honey can potentially kill. Click on the button below to read the article on BBC’s website to learn more about phytochemicals that come from the nectar and how bee enzymes are added to the honey!