Bold, aromatic, delectable orange blossom honey, dressed for your finest presentations in our exquisite imported Italian glass gift jars. Each jar is embossed with honeycomb bands, and each lid showcases a beautiful image of a honeybee collecting nectar from a bloom.
Raw Orange blossom honey:
Raw orange blossom honey defined in technical terms, is honey that has been extracted from comb when bees were located in orange groves and have produced honey from that specific nectar, and the honey has not lost its natural benefits through processing. When it is extracted, raw orange blossom honey may have particles of wax, propolis, pollen, bee parts, and other hive debris present in it. Because this is unappetizing, processors remove most or all of these impurities. This is typically accomplished through either filtration, or straining. Filtration removes all of the particles, including the beneficial ones. Straining is more preferable, as it leaves behind good things, such as pollen that is healthful and nutritious, while removing the larger particles of debris, which are typically what are considered to be unpleasant. The more important definition of raw orange blossom honey, is not however, whether these properties are present in the honey. It is, rather, whether or not the honey has been heated, and if so, to what temperature extremes. At higher temperatures, the enzymes in the honey will break down. This process is known as pasteurization. This process is often incorporated by large commercial packagers as it extends the shelf life on the grocery store shelf (the time it takes for granulation to occur), however, it is harmful to the honey. Honey is naturally healthful in its supply of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. If care is not taken with the preparation, the wonderful benefits nature places in the honey can be destroyed. Pasteurizing honey also darkens it, changes its flavor, and can be considered generally cooking the honey. At Browning’s, we take great care to keep the honey we liquefy at lower temperatures to preserve the fragile enzymes. We do not pasteurize our honey. We employ the technique of straining our liquid honey, rather than using filtration, to retain as much of the natural pollen as we can. Our number one goal is to provide for you honey that is in a pure and usable form, and is rich in its supply of all of the beneficial nutrients you expect.
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