The best thing about honey is that it is a nutritional sweetener, compared to the empty calories in sugar. Although it only contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals, it does contain bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants, earning it a place in the superfood hall of fame.
Antioxidant rich: Honey is rich in antioxidants, which improve heart health and help to prevent cancer. In addition, eating a moderate amount of honey helps to lower blood pressure.
Honey is slightly better than refined sugar for diabetics. It can also lower triglycerides by around 10 – 20 % , a major driver for Type 2 Diabetes, which in turn may help reduce your risk of getting the disease.
Honey has a positive effect on cholesterol levels; lowering the bad LDL levels and increasing the good HDL levels.
When applied topically, honey can be used to treat burns, wounds and other skin conditions such as psoriasis and herpes due to the antibacterial, anti fungal and anti-inflammatory nature.
For children over 1 year old, honey can act as a cough suppressant, and when when included with lemon and warm water can soothe a sore throat.
Recent research has focussed on the gut-healing properties of honey. For example it has been shown to be effective in treating Helicobactor Pylori.
While we will not be able to certify our honey due to the very stringent requirements for certified organic honey, we do live on a certified organic farm, outside the beautiful town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills and our property is luckily not surrounded by anything other than grazing land, glorious old red gums and our beautiful certified organic vegetables.
To be accredited with honey there must be a 25km free fly zone, which is why there are only a very few certified organic honey suppliers in SA. We are passionate about supplying you with our fresh unprocessed raw organic honey with the priority being the health of the bees, and a natural chemical free environment.
Our honey will be raw and not exposed to the chemical and heat processes involved in conventional honey production.
Healthy Honey Recipes
1kg Organic Carrots
1/3 cup Butter, Sunflower or Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Organic Honey
4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
Salt and Cracked black pepper
2 Tbsp of Organic Herbs (rosemary and parsley work well)
Preheat oven to 220°c.
Trim ends of carrots and cut into quarters.
Melt oil or butter over medium-heat. Pour in honey and cook, while stirring, until completely melted through the butter. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds while stirring.
Add the carrots for a minute, while tossing the carrots through the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
Put half of the juice to the side.
Transfer carrots to baking sheet in a single layer so they cook evenly, or to save on dishes, place the skillet or pan in the oven if it is large enough. Toss to evenly coat.
Roast for 20 minutes, or until carrots are fork-tender.
Season with a the remaining juices and a little extra salt and pepper if desired. Garnish with herbs.
Honey Mustard Vinagrette
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon honey
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice from half lemon
1/3 cup organic olive oil
Add al ingredients to a mason jar with your favourite herbs
Replace the lid and shake well.
Pour over salad and enjoy!
Spelt Banana Pancakes With Honey Butter
1 1/2 cups spelt flour
2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (or vegan alternative)
3 tablespoons melted butter or cooking oil
1 banana mashed
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
Mix together mashed banana, butter, eggs, honey, vanilla in another bowl.
Add in milk and mix with flour mixture.
Heat a pan or griddle to low and rub a little oil on.
When pancakes begin to bubble, turn over.
Apply oil with paper towel between each batch.
Top with extra honey, nuts or seeds, berries and sliced bananas for a delicious treat!
For 12 years, local S.A family-owned OrganicBox has been delivering truly certified organic food to families in South Australia. We pride ourselves on sending out the freshest certified organic foods in our boxes, and back that up with our 100% no questions asked replacement policy. If you are not happy, neither are we...
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