Is local honey only good for your health?
For ages, people have been using honey as a food and medicine. It is considered a superfood as it is packed with many beneficial nutrients and can be used for multiple purposes.
Honey is a good antioxidant and helps in controlling cholesterol and blood pressure.
Is local honey really the best for you?
People believe very strongly that local honey is the best. Majority of people, when they shop at farmers' markets to buy honey, ask whether the honey is local or not.
However, we have been dealing with honey for many years now and can say from our experience that this is not always the case. Not only local honey brings you the benefits of this superfood. In fact, honey sourced from distant places can be better for you.
Take for example, the saw palmetto palm which grows in Southeastern parts of United States has many proven health benefits like treating problems related to the prostrate in men. It is used to treat stress, migraine, pain, skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, minor skin abrasions and asthma. Honey from this palm carries many benefits and hence will be good for anyone who suffers from these conditions.
You can consume honey from the saw palmetto palm and reap all of its benefits. Whether you are staying in Japan, Korea or France, you can buy saw palmetto honey and enjoy its goodness.
Similarly, Tupelo honey, which is known for its low glycemic index is good for people suffering from diabetes. It is used as a substitute to sugar and people enjoy the taste of this healthy natural sweetener. It is produced in the Florida panhandle but people staying in far-off countries like Russia and China can still enjoy its benefits if they get it from a reliable source.
Is local honey only good for seasonal allergies?
This is another question we often get when we meet our customers. Some people believe that only local honey can treat seasonal allergies and so they try to source honey from the local beekeepers only.
We have customers who buy wildflower raw honey from us for their relatives who live in northern states of our country. They depend on our wildflower raw honey to treat their seasonal allergies.
Generally speaking you have to find a good source of pure and unadulterated honey. If honey is pure and unpasteurized, it will be good for you.