Honey that Granulates Can be Restored
Crystallisation is easily reversible and does not affect the taste and Quality of the honey at all, although it adversely changes its appearance. So, please don't throw away sugary-looking honey, it hasn't gone bad! It's easy to restore granulated honey to its natural state, for instance you could put grainy honey on hot toast, the granules will melt as you eat. You can also place a granulated jar over hot water (about 40 degree C), as soon as the granules are dissolved, remove the honey from the heat and let it cool as quickly as possible.
48 Oz Quart (Glass container) $20.00
Dark Honey, Honey & Cinnamon
It is believed that honey contain about the same range of antioxidants as green vegetables, such as broccoli and spinach and comparable to fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges and strawberries. Generally, it's been known that dark honey, such as Buckwheat honey contains the high levels of antioxidants and thus lowers cholesterol more effectively than lighter honey. The intake of the honey and cinnamon mixture also has been reported to have innate healing characteristics that appear to help diabetics control both blood sugar and cholesterol levels. So, see if honey lowers cholesterol by kick starting your day with this honey and lemon cleansing tonic: mix a spoonful or two of honey and the juice of half a lemon into a cup of warm water and drink each morning before breakfast. Incorporate honey in more places where you might be using table sugar, and use it often as a home remedy, in no time, you may find a significant increase in the amount of antioxidant chemical compounds in your body.
Which Honey to Buy?
If you don't have a beekeeper close, 100% pure honey from the store is still better than refined sugar. Same logic applies when comparing other sweeteners - one would be far better off with table sugar than high fructose corn syrup or any artificial sweetener.
Raw is Best
My advice on which honey to buy would be - raw local honey directly from a trusted beekeeper. Local honey comes from the bees that live in your neighborhood and is well known to be a great immune booster against seasonal allergies. Also by buying local honey, not only you can play your part for the environment and reduce your food carbon footprint, you can be pretty sure that the honey you eat is local, 100% pure, unadulterated, and you can easily find out if it's raw and organic, without even really understanding what those terms mean. And if you have the zest of going the extra mile to trace the source of the food you eat, request a farm visit from your beekeeper and witness for yourself the whole process of obtaining the honey to be 100% assured of the honey quality.