What’s the ‘Buzz’ about raw honey?

What’s the ‘Buzz’ about raw honey?

For a food that dates back thousands of years, it is in the recent past that organic honey has been creating a ‘buzz’ in the food circuit as a natural, healthy alternative to almost all kinds of sugars.

Honey comes from beehives. If one is to compare a beehive to a corporate office, it is one of Mother Nature’s most organised, productive and intricate ecosystems, where about 60,000 to 80,000 worker bees flutter their wings approximately 11,400 times per minute to get work done. They perform the ‘bees dance’ to let each other know where to find the best nectar, pollen and water and make about half a teaspoon of raw honey in their lifetime of 6 weeks.

Making sweet and delicious honey is not all they do! Honeybees pollinate about one-third of the world’s plants including food crops making them essential for the planet and its people. It is in this process of collecting pollen and nectar from flowers that organic honey is formed.

The kind of honey produced depends largely on the flowers visited by the bees and the processing the honey goes through after collection.

Akshayakalpa Multifloral Raw honey is pure honey in its most natural form. What makes this honey truly a class apart is reflected in its very name:

– AKSHAYAKALPA: Synonymous with purity and sustainability, this honey by Akshayakalpa Organic delivers on everything the name stands for. Extracted ethically from honeycombs on organic farms, the organic honey is pure, free from any synthetic additives and full of naturally-occurring nutrients

– MULTIFLORAL: Multifloral honey is extracted from various flower nectars. Akshayakalpa farms are a hub of biodiversity with a wide variety of flowers, trees and shrubs – thus giving the bees access to more than one kind of pollen. Multifloral honey is said to have a more unique flavour and distinct taste than mono-floral honey and that can also vary from season to season.

– RAW: Raw honey is honey ‘as it exists in the beehive’. It is unprocessed and unheated and contains no added sugars, colour, flavours or preservatives – making it one of the purest forms of natural honey

Raw honey brings a host of benefits for the body. It is a good source of antioxidants and micronutrients. It’s anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties make honey a good choice for both internal and cosmetic treatments of ailments. Because of its lower Glycemic Index, honey serves as a good replacement for sugar in desserts and drinks and weight-loss diets. Honey is also a popular and much-loved ingredient of household remedies to treat everything from digestive issues and a sore throat to sunburn.

This versatile ingredient finds a spot for itself in every household for the myriad uses linked to it. Like the bees say, ‘It’s all in a day’s work!’

Akshayakalpa Multifloral Raw honey is available for doorstep delivery across India through the Akshayakalpa pan-India website.