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Honey Facts

What you need to know about nature's gold

Raw and unfiltered honey is a wonderful gift from nature. Not only does it taste great, but the health benefits of raw honey are well-documented. It is a powerful antioxidant, it boosts the immune system, it promotes better digestion, and helps to regulate cholesterol and sugar levels (among other things). Many honey lovers also report that local, raw honey helps to treat seasonal allergies. Raw honey is loaded with beneficial enzymes, pollen, vitamins and minerals, which we at Haute Honey Farms, preserve through minimal processing. Healthy living and raw honey go together.  And our all-natural, raw honey is about as close as you can get to eating honey right out of a beehive. 

Benefits abound

In addition to being an amazing natural sweetener, honey has benefits that have gone largely unknown.

It's a wholesome sore-throat soother, a natural energy booster and more.

It's not just versatile, varied and delicious.

Research has shown that honey contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants (3).

Flavonoids and phenolic acids, which act as antioxidants, are found in honey (3}.

The amount and type of these compounds depends largely on the floral source (3). 

Honey is sweet—that’s a given. And it adds a special touch to almost every recipe. It can be your secret ingredient that's always revealing new possibilities. Many people think of honey as a drizzle in desserts or a topping for toast. But more and more, honey is being recognized as a pantry staple. It gives your recipes unbeatable flavor and unexpected functional benefits. From balancing flavors to providing moisture to baked goods, honey excels in a slew of tasks—all from one little bottle and only one ingredient.

Natural Energy
Honey is a natural source of carbohydrates, providing 17 grams per tablespoon, which makes it ideal for your working muscles. Since carbohydrates are the primary fuel the body uses, honey can help maintain muscle glycogen, also known as stored carbohydrates, which gives athletes the boost they need when they need it most.

Cough Suppressant
Honey has been used for centuries to help alleviate symptoms of the common cold, and now research confirms this approach for children ages one and older. Honey offers an effective and natural alternative to over-the-counter cough medicine (4}.

Though time is the most important healer of a sore throat, a spoonful of honey can help relieve the irritation (4}.

Important Reminder
Honey is a versatile and wholesome food for older children and adults. Honey may be introduced into a child’s diet after the age of one, but not before (4, 5}.


3. National Honey Board, “Nutritional Benefits of Honey.” Sept 2008.

4. Paul IM, et al. Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children and their parents. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 161(12)

5. Cohen HA, et al. Effect of honey on nocturnal cough and sleep quality: d double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Pediatrics, Vol 130, Number 3

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