It’s National Honey Month…but seriously who needs an excuse to celebrate honey! First of all it’s delicious and second raw honey includes a plethora of beneficial components that you can feel good about putting in your body. In case you’re wondering what the difference is between regular honey and raw honey, it is simply that raw honey has not been pasteurized or processed. Here are a few reasons to choose raw honey:

  • It retains a high antioxidant level including the antioxidants from the bee pollen that it contains!
  • It nourishes the body by providing vitamins and minerals
  • It provides the body with enzymes to help with digestion
  • And if you are out of cough syrup and in a pinch, it can be used as a cough suppressant

Table sugar just can’t compare. Now with that being said, it is still an added sugar so I definitely wouldn’t recommend it in excess.

A new take on this old favorite is to infuse your raw honey with lavender. This is seriously so easy.

1)     In a sterile jar place two small bunches of fresh culinary lavender

2)     Pour 1 cup of raw honey over the lavender

3)     Daily, for about a week, turn the jar upside down and later in the day back upright again

4)     Carefully remove the lavender bunches and enjoy

{Disclaimer: never give any form of honey to infants under 12 months of age – these tiny humans can be harmed by the bacterial spores housed in honey.}

Your Super Fruit Sidekick,

Tara Rybicki