Among other uses, honey is a way to sweeten food that carries more nutritional benefits than plain sugar. That being said, raw honey carries more nutrients than processed honey. The processed varieties of honey are heated to change the color and smoothness to have the classic look you’re used to. Additional processing can include pasteurization and ultra-filtration, which can destroy beneficial things like pollen, enzymes and antioxidants that were in the honey.
Raw honey is as close as you can get to straight out of the beehive and it’s becoming much easier to find on grocery store shelves or, even better, you can reach out to the local apiary in your area to get an even more pure product. Here are 5 benefits that raw honey can provide: