Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey is made in Canada, and is only available for harvest for 6 weeks during the summer. What makes organic raw honey different from other honey on the market? To be considered raw and organic, the beehives that make the honey need to be miles away from any contamination - traffic, chemicals, etc. The bees need to have an area that they can get pollen from multiple species of flowers that are not grown with pesticides. Also, most honey is pasteurized by being heated to very high temperatures and filtered which removes much of the nutrients in the honey.
Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey has not been subjected to the heat of processing, only warmed enough to flow (same temperatures the honey would see inside the hive). We select only premium honey that is pure, smooth and creamy, with the consistency of soft margarine at harvest. It contains live yeast and enzymes, because it has not been processed. It also contains pollen because it has not been filtered—merely screened.
Fine textured crystals are characteristic of totally pure, unheated, unprocessed, raw honey. Properly crystallized honey has a fine, smooth texture. Crystallized honey preserves natural goodness and doesn’t drip. The more rapidly honey crystallizes the finer the texture will be. It will also turn harder over time as it crystallizes. Truly raw honeys do not deteriorate with age, but like fine wines, continue to age and develop into more complex tastes.
So what all this means basically, is that Tropical Traditions Raw Honey is solid, not liquidy like I expected it to be. Because the honey is solid, it is a bit harder to use, but the taste is totally worth it. My boys finally tried peanut butter and honey sandwiches and they loved them. It was a but of a pain at first, because the honey didn't want to spread, but after a few seconds of working with it, it spread like butter. And the health benefits are worth the few seconds of frustration. My new favorite snack is honey butter spread of bread. Simply spread butter and honey on a piece of bread and enjoy!
I have also used the honey in making my bread, pizza dough and in our favorite recipes, specifically Chicken Curry. I just found this great recipe for Inside-Out Coconut Peanut Butter Cups. I can't wait to make something like this. We probably will make regular Peanut Butter Cups, instead of Inside-Out Coconut Peanut Butter Cups. :)
When you place an order with Tropical Traditions and enter my User Id (6436831) in the “Referred by a Friend” slot, you will receive your own complimentary copy of the Virgin Coconut Oil book! The book will be automatically added to your order! If you need any help while ordering, head to the Tropical Traditions customer service page.
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Win It! Tropical Traditions will send one winner a 17.6-oz jar of Certified Organic Canadian Raw Honey.
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This giveaway will end on 11/30/2010 at midnight EST. The winner will be randomly chosen using random.org and contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to the email to receive their product. After that I will chose another winner.
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.