2018-01-14 18:34:05 Writen By: Green Bar

Raw Honey - An Ancient Superfood

Honey is as old as history. Ancient and mysterious, the remarkable healing power of honey has long been understood.  Used by the ancients to clean and protect wounds, expedite the healing process and eliminate infection and disease, honey is still widely respected.

Unfortunately, the honey found on most grocery store shelves today bear little resemblance to the honey harvested thousands of years ago. Conventional honey is processed, blended and heated, stripping it of many of its vital nutrients. Honey that’s been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen, is far from the health promoting powerhouse of its raw, unpasteurized counterpart.

Raw honey – which has not been pasteurized or filtered, and ideally taken directly from the hive – is a treasure chest of nutritional value and medicinal remedies. It contains an abundance of vitamins and minerals and is a natural and powerful medicine, both internally and externally. It can assist in allergy relief, cough suppression, wound healing, and skin health.

Green Bar uses only raw unprocessed honey that keeps all its health benefits intact. We also focus on single-origin, region-centric sourcing, specifically from the Middle Eastern region.Honey reflects the time and place where it was made. Flowers blooming in a specific region and environmental conditions are all reflected in the flavor, viscosity, aromatics, and vibrant color of honey.

Yemani Sider Honey

Al Sidr trees are mentioned in the Quran, as one of the plants of Paradise. Its many earthly uses include disinfecting wounds, healing skin diseases and as an anti-inflammatory. In Yemen, Al Sidr honey is the most prized, which comes from the uncultivated in the desert areas of Yemen.

Yemeni Sumur Honey

Sumur trees grow wild in our desert climate, this tree has the best wood, and it burns the warmest in cold desert weather. In the desert a lot of dishes are cooked with this particular wood as it has the least water content.  Sumur tree honey has the least sweetness, usually advised to diabetics, and people sensitive to sweetness.

Yemeni Frankincense Honey

This clear honey tastes sweet with no particular taste of frankincense; it does a have a slight smokiness to its sweet aroma. Clear honey is not common. When the flowers are in season this thick clear honey is created. Ayurvedic medicine believes clear honey is the best for the skin.

All three types of this ancient superfood are available at Green Bar boutique, and on our online shop.

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