Raw Honey is loaded with antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 as well as vitamin C, and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, calcium, copper, iron, manganese, sulphur, zinc and phosphate. It is also naturally Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Viral and Anti-Fungal.
Unfortunately, many of the commercial varieties found in grocery store shelves have been processed for a variety of reasons, therefore most all of the beneficial nutrients have been completely destroyed. So always make sure the honey you're purchasing says “raw” on the label.
Honey is the one food that will last forever - it never goes bad! Crystallization is a natural occurrence of raw honey. It does not diminish any of its benefits, so you don't need to throw it away. Simply bring water to a boiling point in a pan and turn off heat. Place the jar of honey in the hot water and allow to sit for a few minutes. This will help liquefy the honey without depleting any of the nutritional value. But really, you don't have to liquefy it at all, it's just as delicious and easier to measure and spread on toast when crystallized.
And one more thing - never, ever feed pure raw honey to infants under a year old. To be safe, we recommend infants under 18 months. The reason is that a babies digestive system is not yet fully developed to process spores that may cause infant botulism.