RAW West Coast Rata Honey
Size: 270g, 500g
Our RAW West Coast Rata Honey is the favourite honey of our Master Beekeepers. This raw honey, available in both 270g and 500g glass jars, comes straight from the hive. That means it’s subject to the bare minimum of processing necessary to get it out of the comb and into our containers.
All of our Master Beekeeper RAW honey is single batch and never blended. You can even scan the QR code on your jar to find out where the bees foraged for the honey.
We never heat our RAW honey beyond natural hive temperatures or cream it. That means that it retains its healthy enzymes and the complete, natural flavour Master Beekeepers love.
This batch of 2019 London Gold Award-winning RAW Rata honey was produced in the Otira Gorge area of the West Coast by Master Beekeeper Lindsay Feary. Its white colour and unique flavour are testaments to its purity.
What Is Raw Honey?
For hundreds of years, humans have used raw honey in traditional medicines. This sweet, beautiful, natural substance may contain nutritional elements absent in processed honey, including bee pollen, bee propolis and plenty of antioxidants.
Regular honey often undergoes a pasteurisation process by honey manufacturers for various reasons. These include boosting its taste, improving its transparency and appearance and increasing its shelf-life.
However, the pasteurisation involves heating it and filtering it and can affect the nutrients in the honey.
The Nutrients in Raw Honey in NZ
Honey offers an incredible range of beneficial properties, including antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Raw honey may contain more of these substances and other beneficial compounds such as bee pollen and bee propolis than processed honey.
It also contains nutrients, vitamins and minerals, including bioactive plant compounds called ‘polyphenols’. Polyphenols act as antioxidants and have been linked with benefits ranging from reduced inflammation to lowered risks of heart disease and even certain cancers.
Many of the health benefits of raw honey are linked to compounds that may be destroyed during processes such as heating and filtration. This means that you may get more benefits by choosing raw honey than you would with processed honey.
Bee pollen is quite nutritious and contains numerous advantageous substances. It’s been linked to impressive health benefits, including fighting inflammation, improving liver function, fighting against heart disease and stroke.
Are you ready to discover the benefits of this incredible natural substance? Just scroll down to order our RAW West Coast Rata Honey. If you have any questions about our RAW honey or any of our other Biohoney products, just contact us.
Enjoy a spoonful or more by mouth, or as a spread.
Storage – Store below 20 Degrees
Honey should not be given to infants under 12 months of age.
100% South Island, NZ Honey.
No added sugar. No artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.