This Raw Wildflower Honey comes from bee's that travel in the vast wild areas of Brazil and Argentina away from any possible conventional crops. This allows this honey to be a certified organic honey at a more economical price than organic honey produced in North America where there are very few areas that are vast enough without conventional agriculture interference.
Wildflower Berry Honey describes what kind of plants the bees can visit. A bee can travel a range up to a 2 mile radius, and will include many wildflowers and berry flowers within that local area. This honey will vary in color and flavor with each small, hand extracted batch.
Why does the color change from batch to batch? The color of the honey is directly related to the kinds of flowers the bees have been visiting. The Wildflower Berry Honey can be anywhere from medium dark to very dark and has a slightly stronger flavor than a Clover Honey.
There is nothing in the bottle that the bees didn't put there.
- 3 lb glass = 32oz Glass Container
- 12lbs = 1 gallon Plastic Container
- 60lbs = 5 gallons Plastic Container
- 660lbs = 55 gallon
- Country of Origin(s): Brazil, Argentina
What makes Honey Raw? Raw Honey is kept below 120 degrees F. (below pasteurization levels). When Honey is heated above 140 degrees, the enzymes are killed, and the nutritional value is lessened. Most honeys in the store are pasteurized or flash-pasteurized to keep them from crystallizing (also called sugaring). Also, because these sugars are not filtered, it is possible you will find specks or other small impurities in the honey -- things that came with the honey when the grower extracted it from the hive.
When Azure pours honey into convenient ordering sizes for our customers the honey is heated with a water power wand. The honey is never heated warmer then the beehive which is why the honey is still considered raw. The great feature about our heater is that it has continuous water moving through the wand, so that the wand stays warm and only shuts off once it touches the bottom of the barrel. The wand does not just sit in one spot heating only one section of honey to a high temperature it heats evenly through the whole barrel and the honey never gets above the temperature of a beehive.
What do I do if my honey is crystallized? Be happy! Now you know that your honey is in it's natural raw state! Many find this beneficial because the honey is easier to use in recipes or spread over toast.
To get your honey back to liquefied form, set the container of honey is warm water -- 120 degrees or less (about what is comfortably warm water for your hand). Do not put the honey in the microwave, as it will have a tendency to get too hot and then not have the beneficial properties of raw honey.
There are four different "sugars" in honey, and each sugar determines how easily the honey crystallizes. For example, Canola Honey (which we do not carry) crystallizes very quickly, while sweet clover doesn't crystallize very easily -- all due to the kind of "sugars" in the honey.
The crystallization of honey is most commonly noticed in colder months like in the Fall and Winter to help keep your honey from crystallizing quickly it is best to store the honey above 70 degrees F.
How long will honey keep? Forever. Once it crystallizes, it has the natural preservative qualities of sugar.
Price is FOB Moro, Oregon for customers purchasing the 660 lb size Drum. Customers are responsible for freight charges based on chosen method of delivery from our warehouse to their destination. Receiving customer must have a Forklift, or Dock to unload. Please call for your shipping quote.
organic raw berry wildflower honey
Servings per container: 64
Serving Size 1 Tbsp (21g)
Amount / Serving: %DV
Total Fat 0g: 0%
Saturated Fat 0g: 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg: 0%
Sodium 0.8mg: 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17.3g: 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g: 0%
Total Sugars 17.2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars: 0%
Protein 0.1g: 0%
Vitamin D 0mcg: 0%
Calcium 1.3mg: 0%
Iron 0.1mg: 0%
Potassium 10.9mg: 0%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
- Certified organic? Yes
- Country of origin: Brazil
- Package code: SW438
- Shipping weight: 3.5 lb
- Size: 3 lb glass
- Storage climate: dry
NOTE: Please read carefully with descripton, ingredients, directions or warning on the actual product before using or consuming the Gourmet Food item.
Perishable items, and chocolates in the summer, have to ship overnight, please Contact Us to confirm actual shipping fee. If you do not want to ship it overnight, NO credits will be written if it arrives melted.
Attention CA Residents: Prop 65 Warning
This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov