Honey is a mainstay on our tables for the Rosh Hashanah seder and continues to make regular appearances until Yom Kippur. We eat it with apples and Challah to signify our wish for a sweet year ahead.
Let’s be intentional and purchase the healthiest and tastiest honey for our tables this year: “Raw” honey.
Good to know: Raw honey is honey (nectar from flowers) that is pure, unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed.
Here are 5 reasons raw honey is the best choice for our tables:
Locally producted raw honey is probably available where you live. It feels good to buy honey that comes from your neighbor and it makes eating it that much more pleasurable.
Enjoying honey in its natural state perserves all the natural vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients allowing it to benefit your body.
It gives a natural and good feeling energy boost (not the sugar shock that leads to fatique quickly thereafter).
Raw honey simply tastes better. Unlike heated honey that just tastes generically “sweet”, raw honey goes beyond the sweetness into more complex flavor experience.
There are a wide variety of raw honey flavors that can grace your table and accent your holiday menu. Favorites include clover, wild blueberry, aster, wildflower and buckwheat.
Your turn: What kind of honey will you serve during the holidays this year?