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What is the best type of honey

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM

This thread is not about "whether honey is paleo" or "how much honey is ok", but about particular types of honey that are healthiest.

Does source matter? Linden Honey, buckwheat honey, etc?

Why?

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on January 22, 2013
at 03:07 PM

Well, if you're buying it to treat allergies, then I think you'd better buy honey sourced from the pollen you're allergic to. Just to point out, again, there is no pollen in honey. It's honey.

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:23 PM

@John, I really don't know (and when I Google it I just get Honey Boo Boo *cringe*), but I imagine that source really just comes down to what taste profile you prefer. I just buy the cheapest raw, local one I find.

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on January 21, 2013
at 01:02 PM

there is no "hype" to real manuka honey..

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on January 21, 2013
at 08:55 AM

Does source matter? Linden Honey, buckwheat honey, etc?

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on January 21, 2013
at 01:01 AM

Mercola, meh...

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on January 20, 2013
at 10:22 PM

And studies.. :) http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/20/the-natural-way-to-speed-wound-healing.aspx

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on January 20, 2013
at 09:27 PM

this works very well against allergies, or hayfever of the region

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 20, 2013
at 09:18 PM

Manuka honey is also loaded with hype. :)

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on January 20, 2013
at 09:16 PM

+1 for pointing out that is organic honey isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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on January 20, 2013
at 09:10 PM

Evidence in myself and people I know. That's enough to try it, even if it's just in our heads.

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on January 20, 2013
at 09:00 PM

+1 for the local honey. Love it.

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on January 20, 2013
at 05:54 PM

Raw Manuka honey. If your honey is that golden-brown color, it's most likely not raw and has been pasteurized. Note, raw manuka honey is significantly more expensive than raw X honey.

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7efe820ea2b10a1d2a78977ce7a4f215

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on January 20, 2013
at 07:43 PM

Raw honey that is from the region you live in. Buying local gives you the benefit of consuming pollen that you'll come in contact with during daily life. Organic isn't vital, though. Bees have an incredible travel radius and there is no way to be sure they're only utilizing their organic flower patches.

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on January 20, 2013
at 09:27 PM

this works very well against allergies, or hayfever of the region

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

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on January 21, 2013
at 08:55 AM

Does source matter? Linden Honey, buckwheat honey, etc?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on January 20, 2013
at 09:16 PM

+1 for pointing out that is organic honey isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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on January 20, 2013
at 09:00 PM

+1 for the local honey. Love it.

7efe820ea2b10a1d2a78977ce7a4f215

(348)

on January 21, 2013
at 05:23 PM

@John, I really don't know (and when I Google it I just get Honey Boo Boo *cringe*), but I imagine that source really just comes down to what taste profile you prefer. I just buy the cheapest raw, local one I find.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on January 22, 2013
at 03:07 PM

Well, if you're buying it to treat allergies, then I think you'd better buy honey sourced from the pollen you're allergic to. Just to point out, again, there is no pollen in honey. It's honey.

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on January 20, 2013
at 07:43 PM

Best type of honey is local honey.

My first and foremost advice on which honey to buy would be - raw local honey directly from a trusted beekeeper. Local honey comes from the bees that live in your neighbourhood and is well known to be a great immune booster against seasonal allergies. Also by buying local honey, not only you can play your part for the environment and reduce your food carbon footprint, you can be pretty sure that the honey you eat is local, 100% pure, unadulterated, and you can easily find out if it's raw and organic, without even really understanding what those terms mean.

(from: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/which-honey-to-buy.html)

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on January 20, 2013
at 11:36 PM

TROPICAL TRADITIONS' 100% ORGANIC HONEY FROM WILD BEES IN THE CANADIAN FOREST. BEST HONEY HANDS DOWN.

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on January 20, 2013
at 08:40 PM

I love the brand "Really Raw Honey". I love the texture and the taste. I also love the variety that changes from the seasons - I prefer when it is really golden vs. a lighter color when I am picking out a jar.

I have had Manuka Honey, I think it tastes like tea tree oil (kind of gross) but if you use honey for medicinal reasons or on your skin, you may want it.

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E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on January 20, 2013
at 05:54 PM

i love honey, i have over 20 kinds in my collection mostly medicinal. The medicinal effects of honey is dependent on the nectar source. The most notable ones for medicinal properties are

Raw:

Manuka honey - manuka is twinned with the tea tree plant, highly antibacterial, great wound dressing

Sidr honey - from the jujube tree, ultimate purifier, sexual booster, immunity booster (most expensive honey in the world)

Sumur honey - great for balancing blood sugar level, liver diseases, anemia

Salam honey (peace honey in arabic) - Used by diabetics due to its low sugars content

African Dwarf bee honey

Also, Raw Forest Honeydew (the darker the better usually), has alot of minerals and many health properties that most regular honeys can not offer.

you can easily research the benefits of the first 2. Sidr honey i have a local source in Yemen i purchase from, who offers me a very high grade. Manuka wise i recommend Wedderspoon 16+ manuka. The others are very rare, however i can point you to sources if need be

Honey is a wonderful healing tool

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on January 20, 2013
at 08:30 PM

There is no evidence that local honey affects seasonal allergies. The reaction-causing proteins are not present in the metabolized pollen which is what honey is.

I second Manuka honey. Delicious and loaded with enzymes.

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on January 21, 2013
at 01:02 PM

there is no "hype" to real manuka honey..

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on January 20, 2013
at 09:18 PM

Manuka honey is also loaded with hype. :)

23d34842642ceb5996949f4a68afb585

(380)

on January 20, 2013
at 10:22 PM

And studies.. :) http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/20/the-natural-way-to-speed-wound-healing.aspx

7efe820ea2b10a1d2a78977ce7a4f215

(348)

on January 20, 2013
at 09:10 PM

Evidence in myself and people I know. That's enough to try it, even if it's just in our heads.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on January 21, 2013
at 01:01 AM

Mercola, meh...

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