Frequently Asked Questions
What is Honey exactly?
What is Raw Honey?
Raw honey is defined as “honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling or straining without adding any heat”. Though the definition does not have any legal authority, it is provided to help in the understanding of the honey and its terms.
My Honey has become Solid(Crystalized), is it still good?
Crystallization is the natural process by which the glucose in honey precipitates out of the liquid honey. If your honey crystallizes, simply place the honey jar in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve, or place the honey container, with the cap open, into near boiling water that has been removed from the heat: Or, place the honey in a microwave-safe container with the lid off and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until the crystals dissolve. Be careful not to boil or scorch the honey. Also keep in mind that you can eat the honey in a crystallized form. Crystallization does not affect the taste and quality of the honey.
Raw Honey vs Organic Honey
Some people think raw honey is the same as organic honey, but it’s not. “Organic honey” is when the flowers that the bees get the nectar from has not been sprayed with chemicals. Pure raw hone from wild places, that isn’t contaminated and tested to show no sugar added. Simple, right? As long as beekeepers control where the bees go, they’ll know that they’re getting honey from organic flowers. Except it’s impossible to always know where bees go because they usually fly up to 2 miles (5 km) to look for flowers that are producing enough nectar for harvesting. If they need to, they can fly up to 5 miles (8 km). So that means some quality assurance inspector needs to know for sure that all the flowers for a 2- to 5-mile radius all around the beehive are indeed organic.
Is Honey safe for Babies?
Although honey seems like a wholesome and natural food to give your infant, don't do it until after he/she's at least 24 months old. Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby's immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but potentially fatal illness. These spores are usually harmless to adults and children over 2 years old, because the microorganisms normally found in the intestine keep the bacteria from growing.”
What is raw and Premium Honey?
Unlike the bottled products found in the market, raw honey does not go through pasteurization. It retains the healthy nutrients and enzymes that actually make it beneficial. That is why raw honey has a texture and looks different from the clear golden syrup bottled and sold in the market.
What is the difference between Amrita Honey and other honeys available in the market?
Does Honey expire?
If stored properly, raw and pure honey will last a lifetime. You need to keep it in a stable and normal temperature I.e. around 39 C which is also the temperature inside the beehive. Also, keep it away from moisture.
Why is Honey crystalized?
It is normal for raw honey to be crystallized. However, it doesn’t mean it is unsafe or bad for consumption. It crystallizes because it is in actuality a super saturated combination of glucose and fructose. The amount of pollen contained in honey can also expedite crystallization process.
Why are there different types of Honey?
There is a distinct variety of honeys found around the world, and that variance comes from the difference in flora and fauna. Honey bees extract nectar from the blossoms and sap of the trees and that is what determines the taste color and quality of the honey. That is the reason honey sourced from places where there are a lot of flavorful sources is considered a high quality honey.
How can I check if the Honey is pure and raw?
First of all, you don’t have to. Blossom and Bloom has highly strict standards regarding the partners and traders we choose. We ensure the brands we endorse and offer are reliable and trustworthy. However, if you really want to check the purity of honey, you can do so by dipping a cotton wick in honey and light a match near it. If the wick catches fire instantly, it means the product is pure.