HOW DO I KNOW IF YOUR HONEY IS ORGANIC?
Any honey sourced in the USA is not certified organic by the USDA. Flight patterns of bees are unpredictable, even though bees situated near specific blooms will remain gathering from them until blooming has stopped, the USDA will not certify honey that is sourced anywhere in the US as organic. They will, however, confirm there are no pesticides within a 5-mile radius of the point of origin.
IS HONEY BETTER FOR SWEETENING THAN PROCESSED SUGAR?
Honey is a natural product, ready -to –eat right from the hive! It is tasty, adds sweetness to any food, is a powerhouse of nutrients, and needs no processing. In fact, if honey is processed (or pasteurized) its healthful nutrients are eliminated. Chemically, the structure of honey is such that it breaks down easily and is readily digested, avoiding the rush and crash of a sugar high!
WHY BUY FLORIDA’S FINEST INSTEAD OF ANOTHER BRAND?
FLORIDA’S FINEST partners with only the finest eco-friendly apiaries –and our own hives-in Florida, Our honey is a true product of Florida’s local bee farmers that pairs well with any dish.
We are consistently focused on quality. It’s built into our name. That’s why all our honey varieties are always jarred in glass to preserve the taste, color, and quality of each flavor.
We recognize the importance of bees to our love of honey. We support our local bee keepers without whose constant efforts our bee populations would not be healthy , thrive.-or be here at all.
Each of our varietal honeys is unmixed, unfiltered, rich in nutrients, enzymes, antioxidants and just pure goodness! Tickle your taste buds by choosing the flavor that suits you the best: from dark, musky avocado to citrusy sweet orange blossom!
WHAT ABOUT GMOS?
All 100% honey is GMO free! It is nature-made, not developed by man. Honey is neither a plant nor is it produced by genetically engineered bees- as there are none!
WHAT ABOUT HONEY THAT HAS HARDENED?
If you go to your pantry shelf and find your honey has now become hardened with crystals, don’t fret! Hardened honey is safe to eat, cook with, and just as sweet!
So what happened? In addition to all the many nutrients in honey, there is also natural sugar and water. Water evaporates eventually leaving room for sugars to bond with each other forming crystals-crystallization. This process can happen over time or more quickly depending on an assortment of variants: storing honey in temperatures lower than 50 degrees will quicken crystallization ; the ratio of fructose to glucose (2 components found in natural sugar) affects the rate of crystallization; high pollen content in honey encourages a quicker hardening. One note about pollen: it’s a good thing! It is a by product of gathering nectar by bees. It carries a slew of healthful nutrients and vitamins that add to your honey. And reveals the exact flower the nectar came from!
Most importantly, there is NO EXPIRATION DATE ON HONEY!
HOW DO YOU KNOW THE BEES MADE HONEY FROM ONLY ONE FLOWER?
Bees are enormously faithful fellows. When hives are placed near an abundance of a specific flower in bloom, they will return to that plant over and over again. When the bloom is off the plant, the beekeepers remove the honey box, extract the honey, and can relocate the hives to another spot where a different flower is in bloom.
HOW DO HONEYS DIFFER FROM EACH OTHER?
Which species of plant the bees harvested nectar from will determine the depth of color, the intensity of flavor, and the degree of sweetness each specific honey possesses.
Avoid common commercially produced honey: it is often blended to get a desired color with no thought given to taste!
WHY SHOULD CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 1 NOT BE GIVEN HONEY?
Normally, there are endospores found in dirt and dust that can find their way into the honey hive. The digestive systems of children younger than 1 cannot destroy these. However, the digestive systems of older children and adults annihilate these perfectly and quickly. It is always best to avoid giving honey to infants under the age of one.