LOCAL RAW HONEY BY NATURE'S HEX
Why buy local and 'raw' honey, do you ask? Honey that is not raw has been processed, heated and filtered since collected from the bee hive. Raw honey is pure and full of nutrients that help us gain energy, relieve sugar cravings, boost our immunity and works naturally to relieve allergies.
Not only is honey a better choice than refined sugar to sweeten your tea or toast, but choosing local and raw honey can provide relief from allergies this time of year. When ingesting honey, we eat exactly what the bees collect from plant to plant - this pollen could be the culprit of those pesky sneezes and uncomfortable itchy eyes. Studies have shown that taking one teaspoon a day of local, raw honey has shown tremendous relief to pollen allergies over a period of 8 weeks.
If you're reading this, it is safe to assume you live in the Milwaukee community. We now have Nature's Hex Pure Raw Urban Wildflower Honey and their Honeycomb stocked on our shelves for you to take home, made in our community by great people and gracious little bees! In order to take medicinally, simply ingest 1 teaspoon daily. For more creative flair, see our recipes below!
Honeycomb also has a tremendous benefit to our health. Honeybees create honeycomb in their hives, which consists of the beautiful hexagon shaped spaces that store their honey. This creation contains the purest form of honey and when we ingest the entire structure we are eating fatty acids that benefit our heart and decrease the bad cholesterol while increasing the good cholesterol. Honeycomb also contains antioxidants that can improve functioning of the liver. But eat the honeycomb in small doses. We suggest slicing off a bit of the comb to spread on grain free toasted bread or crackers. The honey will be pure and delicious, the comb will be tasteless but have a slight fibrous texture - swallow it all for all health benefits we've learned!
HONEY INSPIRED KITCHEN
+ TOAST SUBSTITUTE | FOR BREAKFAST +
Top your favorite rice cracker with nut butter and banana slices, then drizzle with local & raw honey for a satisfying breakfast on the go
+ BRIGHTEN UP THAT WRAP | FOR LUNCH +
Chop your favorite raw veggies and add a bit of protein to the center of a large collard green wrap. Whip up 1/4 C mustard with 1 T local & raw honey and 1 T of mayo for a sweet and savory sauce. Drizzle sauce on top of veggies and roll up collard green for a nutritious and crunchy lunch.
+ STIR FRY SAUCE | FOR DINNER +
Thin out your favorite nut butter with a little hot water, adding a tablespoon of local & raw honey, then add tamari and red-pepper flakes for a healthy chili sauce to enhance the flavor of your veggies or chosen protein for a stir fry.
+ GINGER HONEY TEA | COLD REMEDY +
Add a teaspoon of raw honey and a large chunk of raw ginger or 1/2 teaspoon of raw ginger juice to a cup of hot water. Perfect for scratchy sore throats, nausea, and the onset of cold and flu symptoms. If there is a lot of congestion, add a squeeze of lemon juice. Kids will love this "honey tea" recipe.