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         General Table of Contents.

            Definitions:

  1.     Raw Honey

  2.     Crystallization

  3.     Strained Honey

  4.     Honey Comb

  5.     What is Filtered honey

  6.     What is Pasteurization

       Outlines, Summarys and Abstracts:

  7.    What is in Our Eden's Necter Honeys

  8.    Independent Lab Test on Our "Hemp Honey"

  9.    "Hemp Honey" What is Really in Our "Hemp Honey"

  10.    Single Source Honey Descriptions

  11.  Melaleuca Honey the American Manuka

  12. Honey Discussions   40 Popular Discussion Topics About Raw Honey (See Index)


     What Is Raw Honey?

Raw honey is honey as it exists in the beehive or as obtained by extraction, settling or straining, without adding heat (although some honey that  
      has been "minimally processed" is often labeled as raw honey). Raw honey contains some pollen and may contain small particles of wax.
      Some 
allergy sufferers try using raw, local honey to build up a tolerance to the pollen in the air. However, hay fever is typically caused by pollen in
      the air, which is mostly from trees, weeds, and grass, rather than flowers.

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     Why does Honey Crystallize?

       Crystallized honey is honey in which some of the glucose content has spontaneously crystallized from solution as the monohydrate.
Also called "granulated honey" or "candied honey." Honey that has crystallized
(or commercially purchased crystallized) can be returned to a liquid state by warming.

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    What is Strained Honey?

        Strained honey has been passed through a mesh material to remove particulate material (pieces of wax, propolis, other defects) without removing pollen, minerals or enzymes.

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     Where does the Honey Comb come from?

        Comb honey is honey still in the honeybees' wax comb. It traditionally is collected by using standard wooden frames in honey supers.
        The frames are collected and the comb is cut out in chunks before packaging. As an alternative to this labor-intensive method, plastic
         rings or cartridges can be used that do not require manual cutting of the comb, and speed packaging. Comb honey harvested in the
         traditional manner is also referred to as "cut-comb honey". In India, honey is harvested from forests in bee's natural habitat.  It is said that

 honey will be consumed by the bees on the 
new moon day, so it is cultivated the day before

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      What is filtered Honey?

        Filtered honey is honey of any type that has been filtered to the extent that all or most of the fine particles, pollen grains, air bubbles, or
         other materials normally found in suspension, have been removed. The process typically heats honey to 150170 F (6677 C)
 to more easily pass through the filter. Filtered honey is very clear and will not crystallize as quickly, making it
preferred by the supermarket trade.

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       What is Pasteurization?

        Pasteurized honey is honey that has been heated in a pasteurization process which requires temperatures of 161 F (72 C) or higher. 
         Pasteurization destroys yeast cells. It also liquefies any microcrystals in the honey, which delays the onset of visible crystallization. However,
         excessive heat exposure also results in product deterioration, as it increases the level of 
hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and reduces enzyme
         (e.g. diastase) activity.

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     Revised: 11/04/19.