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Raw Honey vs. Pure Honey: What Is the Difference?

Both “raw” and “pure” sound like they could be interchangeable descriptors, but when it comes down to the specifics, they mean very different things for honey. Raw honey refers to honey that has not been heated for pasteurization. It also means that it has not been cut with corn syrup, sugar or another ingredient to dilute it or change the flavor, and that it has not been closely filtered to remove pollen and air bubbles. Raw honey is lightly filtered to remove pieces of honeycomb and other debris, but that is the only processing that it undergoes. Basically, raw honey is as close to the beehive as you can get.

Pure honey only means that it has not been cut with corn syrup, sugar or another ingredient to dilute it. Usually, pure honey has been heated for pasteurization and filtered at least once if not twice, which is what separates it from raw honey. These heating and filtering processes are thought to improve the aesthetic appearance of the pure honey because they remove air bubbles and make the honey look more uniformly transparent. However, the processes also tend to remove or break down the pollen and nutrients that give honey its unique taste and health benefits.

  • Did you know that one of the world's first coins had a bee symbol?
  • Did you know that honey contains live enzymes?
  • Did you know that in contact with a metal spoon, these enzymes die? The best way to eat honey is with a wooden spoon; if you can't find one, use a plastic spoon.
  • Did you know that honey contains a substance that helps the brain work better?
  • Did you know that honey is one of the few foods on earth that alone can sustain human life?
  • Did you know that bees saved people from starvation in Africa?
  • That a spoonful of honey is enough to keep a man alive for 24 hours?
  • Did you know that propolis produced by bees is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics?
  • Did you know that honey has no expiry date?
  • Did you know that the bodies of the world's greatest emperors were buried in gold coffins, then covered in honey to prevent putrefaction?
  • Did you know that the term "Honeymoon" (honeymoon) comes from the fact that the bride and groom consumed honey for fertility after their marriage?
  • Did you know that a bee lives less than 40 days, visits at least 1000 flowers and produces less than a teaspoon of honey, but for her it is the work of a lifetime.
  • Thank you precious bees!