The Wonders of Honey

In celebration of National Honey Month, I’d like to give the spotlight to this sweet stuff right here – Honey! As we all know, honey is widely used all over the nation for quite a long time now. Not only does it make your tea tastes better, but it can also enhance the flavor and taste of foods.

Honey is made by bees using the nectar from the flowers. The flavor of a particular type of honey varies depending on the type of flower from which the nectar was harvested.

Did You Know?   

Honey has been used in medicine for over 5,000 years! It is low in water and high in sugar, which means bacteria cannot grow on it. According to Medical Daily, yes – honey is sweet but can be cruel to infants. Spores of Clostridium botulinum bacteria — found in dirt and dust, which can contaminate honey — may lead to infant botulism and produce a toxin inside the body that can cause muscle weakness and breathing problems.

Before jumping on to enumerating the health benefits of honey, here at Greengold Farms, we did a little comparison review over two different brands of honey which were bought on Lazada here in the Philippines. My purpose for this review is to answer these basic questions – Would there be a huge difference in terms of the taste? Color? Etc., will I get a better experience with the one which has a higher value compare to the cheaper one? Let’s jump into it and here’s my conclusion and analysis:

So I got two bottles of honey from two different brands and seller. One is from Manny’s Premium amounting 338php. While the other one is from Manna Naturals amounting 299php. Note that they both claim that they’re 100% raw honey.

Pure Honey Unadulterated by Manna Naturals

 

 

 

  • Sweeter

  • Darker

  • Thicker

  • Used plastic bottle (Doesn’t bother me)

 

 

 

  • Has more flavor

  • Not as sweet as Manna Naturals’

  • Thick but a little runny

  • Has a better packaging (Sturdy and presentable – perfect for gifts)

Natural Raw Wild Honey by Manny’s Premium

Over-all, I believe they both perform to their claims. We’ve used them at the same amount of tablespoons on our teas, and got to taste it. It’s a hard call actually. But if I have to pick only one, I’d go with Manna Naturals. Just because of it’s a bit sweeter than the other and because it’s thicker, it has more concentration of taste than that of the other. Plus it’s cheaper!

BUY THEM HERE:

Pure Honey Unadulterated (Dark Honey) by Manna Naturals

Natural Raw Wild Honey (500g/350mL Mindoro Organic Pure Honey Bee)

Health Benefits of Honey

 NOURISHES YOUR SKIN AND FACE

Honey is the best natural moisturizer, especially for your dry skin and it is also very easy to apply. Raw honey not only unclogs pores but it also helps moisturize parched skin.

 EASES ALLERGIES

Consuming local raw honey is believed to help with seasonal allergies, due to repeated exposure to the pollen in the area. Dr. Matthew Brennecke, a board certified naturopathic doctor, says that a common theory is that honey acts like a natural vaccine.

 HEALS WOUNDS

Honey is a natural antibiotic that can act both internally and externally. Studies actually shows that Manuka honey can boost healing time and reduce infection.

 SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS

Its antioxidants and bacteria-fighting assets also help against fighting infections that are caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi. Some types of honey have been found to contain antioxidants (the darker the honey the more antioxidants it typically contains).

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