100% Pure Canadian Honey

100% Pure Canadian Honey

Honey's Nutritional Information

Honey is made up of carbohydrates and water, and contains small amounts of many vitamins and minerals, some of which are niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium. copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Honey also has many flavonoids and phenolic acids that act as antioxidants. The darker the colour of honey, the higher the antioxidants.

Nature's Energy Boost from Honey

Since honey is a natural source of carbs (17 grams of carbs per tablespoon in fact!), it makes the perfect snack to have when exercising. The benefits of consuming carbohydrates when you are exercising have been confirmed. Carbs eaten before and during exercise will help maintain blood glucose levels and prevent premature fatigue.

Can Honey Help with Weight Loss?

Yes it can! The sugar combination in honey (glucose and fructose) produces a lower glucose response than refined sugars. Honey satisfies your body’s natural need for sweetness by providing 1.5 times the sweetness of sugar. So you can use less and achieve the same level of satisfaction.

Support for your Digestive Tract

One of the most important "good bacteria" that we have in our bodies is called Bifidobacteria, and honey naturally supports this bacteria because, as a “prebiotic,” honey has several ingredients that increase the population of “Bifi” and allows it to reproduce in our system, thus balancing out the "bad bacteria" that slows digestion.

What are the Benefits of Honey?

Here are just a few things you should know!

This Just In...from Penn State University

A Penn State College of Medicine research team led by Ian Paul, M.D.M.Sc, published a report on December 3, 2007 proving that honey did a better job of reducing the severity and frequency of nighttime coughs from upper respiratory infections than dextromethorphan (DM), a cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter cough remedies. This is very important because the FDA has determined that OTC cough medicines should not be given to children under the age of 6. Just a reminder, honey should not be fed to children under the age of 1.

Honey as a Natural Anti-Bacterial

When you apply honey to a wound, the antrimicrobial agents found in honey attack and kill the bacteria in the area. This happens when the glucose oxidase enzyme (introduced to the honey by the bee) slowly releases the hydrogen peroxide (found naturally in honey) to a high enough level to be effective against bacteria.

Do you have Seasonal Allergies?

If so, studies have shown that if you eat honey that is made from pollen local to where you live, it may prevent or lessen seasonal allergies.

The Ethics of Sweeteners

Locally produced honey has the lowest carbon footprint of all sweeteners. Honey does not require “refining” as other sweeteners do. Honey is “spun” from the frames and sent to be bottled. Honeybees are an essential part of our agriculture community with approx. 1/2 of our food coming from crops pollinated by bees. Support your local bees and beekeepers!