Wildflower Siberian Honey – our organic pure Wildflower honey containers all the nectar sources from the Summer - thus it's called wildflower. We offer raw Wildflower honey which has not been heated, processed, pasteurized, blended or filtered. Wildflower also known as poly-floral honey, is derived from the nectar of numerous species of flowers or blossoms. The taste, aroma and flavor will vary from season to season, depending on which flowers are dominant at the time the nectar is collected.
If you are planning to buy wildflower honey for its health-benefits, it must be raw wildflower honey. Heating honey (pasteurization) destroys the all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and aromatics. Honey that has been heated and filtered is called commercial, liquid or regular honey.
Honey is used mainly as a sweetener. It's made up of two forms of sugars, or simple carbohydrates, which are fructose and glucose. From 1 tablespoon of wildflower honey, you'll get 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar, according the Nutrient Data Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This dense source of calories and sugar provides you with a quick-digesting source of energy. According to an article published in "The Journal of the American College of Nutrition" in 2008, you'll also get trace amounts of amino acids, enzymes, minerals and vitamins from honey. Be aware of your portion size when eating wildflower honey as calories can add up quickly.
What Are the Benefits of Wildflower Honey?
Bees make sweet wildflower honey from the fragrant pollen of trees, bushes, flowers and herbs near their hive. It's a rich source of calories and carbohydrates to provide you with a quick energy boost. Eating honey local to your region may even reduce the symptoms of annoying seasonal allergies. Use honey in moderation, as it's high in sugar, and don't feed it to infants to avoid potential negative effects.
The mild floral flavor and sweetness of wildflower honey make it a popular sweetener for hot or cold tea. You can use it to sweeten other beverages, such as coffee, as well. Try drizzling golden wildflower honey on top of pancakes or waffles instead of maple syrup or using it on muffins and biscuits instead of jam. Honey is an all natural alternative to refined white table sugar or corn syrup. According to the text "Understanding Food Principles and Preparation," substitute one part honey for every one and one-fourth parts sugar in recipes and reduce the liquid in recipes by one-fourth, as honey contains moisture.
In rare cases honey may contain botulism spores, which are harmful to your health. Side effects of ingesting botulism include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps or difficulty breathing. Honey should not be fed to infants less than 1 year old because of the risk of botulism, according the University of Maryland Medical Center. Contact your health care provider immediately if symptoms arise.