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Organic Honey

Updated on March 5, 2013

Honey Is One Of The Best Foods That You Can Eat

The difference between Organic honey and other natural honey is that organic honey has been tested to make sure that it is free of pesticides and other environmental pollutants which might be harmful to the body.

Since honey bees only travel within a limited radius from the hive, it is necessary for producers of organic honey to make sure that no commercial fertilizers, pesticides or other chemicals which are harmful to the environment are being used within 5km (3 miles) of the hive.

This is the reason for a more expensive price tag when you see organic honey in the store, however being assured that this honey is of the finest quality and free of any substance that might prove harmful to the body, it's well worth paying a little extra for the sake of your health.

Honey is one of the best foods that you can eat and has been recognized for thousands of years as having almost magical powers when it comes to healing the body and boosting the immune system.

While you can usually find limited types of honey in your local grocery or natural good store, there are far more types of organic honey to choose from if you shop online, and with honey not only tasting different but having different properties depending on where it was produced, you can buy a selection of brands and enjoy sampling them to see which you enjoy the most.

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Do You Think Organic Honey Makes A Difference? - Do you buy organic honey, or just the cheapest brand that you can find?

Do you specifically buy organic honey?

Naturally I do. Why settle for less.

Naturally I do. Why settle for less.

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    • Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      We are off to Devon in a couple of weeks, it's a lovely rural area in the southwest of England, and they have lots of farm shops there. Hoping to pick up some good local honey.

    • julieannbrady 2 years ago

      Definitely wouldn't want to go cheap on honey, but organic.

    • Jemjoseph 2 years ago

      Now I know better I'll go for organic

    • julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Hey there! I don't normally DO honey, so if I do do honey, I want it to be the best! Thanks honey! [wootnerd]

    • Jack 4 years ago

      I do because cheap honey is usually mixed with corn syrup or other things.

    • Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I buy organic (and local only) honey. I avoid cheap honey because usually it is made with a mix of low quality honey that comes from various part of the world including China...and I like to know what I eat

    Just give me the cheapest brand.

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      • Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

        I don't think we are even starting to realise the impact that pesticides have on everything around us. Unfortunately by the time governments do realise, it might be too late to save certain species.

      • Enda McLarnon 2 years ago from Belfast, Ireland

        Wherever possible I try to buy organic as I just really dislike the use of any type of pesticides, which pollute rivers and the land.

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      Why Eat Honey?

      For thousands of years, people have been using honey as a natural sweetener for foods and drinks, but the benefits of eating honey go far beyond this.

      Honey is a natural antioxidant that can boost your immune system, helping you to fight off all kinds of diseases, as well as to combat fatigue. Just look at many remedies for the common cold or flu and you will find that honey is one of the main ingredients.

      The magical power of honey is far from being an "old-wives tale", since natural honey contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals, and 5,000 enzymes.

      Honey can also be used to heal wounds as well as to treat a sore mouth and gums, and if used on the skin or as a face mask, it can leave the skin feeling as soft as a baby's.

      While it might not be a miracle cure, honey can also help treat impotency in men and infertility in women, so it truly is a remarkable product that we so often take for granted or ignore.

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      Manuka honey comes only from Australia and New Zealand and is made from the pollen of the Manuka tree. Manuka honey is darker in color than most other honey's and is also thicker. It has good in vitro antibacterial properties and is becoming very popular.

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          Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

          I like to add a spoon of honey to my oatmeal, or sometimes I have it on toast. It's amazing how different good honey tastes compared to the cheap stuff.

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          Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

          Sad isn't it, that something that is good for you is so often now sold under false pretenses. I always try to avoid products with HFCS if I can. It's not quite so bad in the UK, where additives and colorings are better regulated, but I know in the USA I struggled to find some products that didn't have HFCS in them.

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          julieannbrady 2 years ago

          You know, I can't remember the last time I actually bought honey! I know as a kid, I used to add some to my tea along with lemon.

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          Hal Gall 2 years ago from Bloomington, IN

          You should be careful these days when buying honey. There are a lot of brands that have been found to contain very little actual honey, and are made from colored High Fructose Corn Syrup which we know is NOT good for the body.

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          Tony Payne 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

          It's amazing what you actually learn on the internet isn't it. I sometimes wonder how we ever managed without it, as even the good old encyclopedias lacked in content on many topics.

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          Jemjoseph 2 years ago

          I knew raw honey had several health benefits over ordinary honey, but I never considered "organic" raw honey. To think I could have been trying to eat a healthier version of honey and still be exposing myself to pesticides and pollutants. Thanks for letting me know.

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          julieannbrady 4 years ago

          I probably was more exposed to honey when I was a child in Cleveland, Ohio. Don't usually purchase it, but would want the best. I normally get my honey in foods ... and at the front door.

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          Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          Will have to use more honey now. My husband uses it all the time but I seldom do. Knowing its benefits, I will now use it more often.

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          TapIn2U 4 years ago

          I love honey because of its amazing benefits and it simply is sweet. Sundae ;-)

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          Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

          @PNWtravels: Bee-keeping is not the easiest these days is it, so many factors you need to consider, but the end results are truly sweet.

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          Vicki Green 4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

          Lots of information about the benefits of honey that I didn't know. I'm looking into beekeeping and found it interesting to find out how large of an area must be kept pesticide free for the honey to be organic. Unfortunately, I probably won't be able to get organic honey in my hives since I can't control whether or not my neighbors use pesticides.

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          getmoreinfo 4 years ago

          Organic honey is a great superfood, and has so many health benefits as well as tasting good too!