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We all know what honey is - that sweet, edible goo that ripples invitingly over our cereal, fruit or toast in shimmering golden waves. Honey is one of those incredible natural get-out-of-free cards in that it is not only unbelievably good for us but it tastes fantastic too. Or so we’ve been led to believe.
When we think of honey as a natural sweetener, we all instantly assume that it is better for us than cane sugar (for example) because it is unrefined. The truth is that honey is full of fructose, a natural sweetener - the same as we’d find in fruits. But it’s also the same as we’d find in just about any sugar. Fructose is no more healthy for you than any other form of fructose/glucose blend.
So what’s so special about Swanson Certified Organic Wildflower Honey? Wildflower honey, or Polyfloral Honey as it’s also known, is the honey collected by the same genus of bees as regular honey (the Honeybee or Apis) but in this instance the bee has collected the pollen from a variety of different flowers. Hence the name Swanson Certified Organic Wildflower Honey. What that means is two things:
Humans have been collecting honey for longer than you might imagine. The earliest evidence of human scavenging for honey is from around 8,000 years ago. A cave painting in Valencia, Spain from the Mesolithic era, portrays two honey hunters climbing a tree and collecting the honeycomb from a wild beehive.
What makes this so fascinating is that at such a juncture in history, it seems most likely that those ancient honey gatherers would have been collecting wildflower honey. The reason for this would have been that with the scattergun abundance of varying flora, their honey most likely would have had to come from several different sources.
Furthermore, their wildflower honey would not have been pasteurised. Heating honey (pasteurisation) removes all the raw goodness of the honey by destroying all of the pollen, enzymes, vitamins, propolis, antioxidants, amino acids, and aromatics.
And perhaps worse than that, a lot of honey these days also has sugar or sweeteners added to it just to dilute and lengthen it for higher profit margins.
Swanson Certified Organic Wildflower Honey is all natural and still teeming with nutrients, vitamins and natural sweetness for a delicious and altogether more wholesome honey.
To be used as a dietary supplement.
Other ingredients: Certified organic raw wildflower honey.
If you are currently on another medication, or have other medical, allergic or pre-existing complications that may interfere with this supplement PLEASE seek medical advice from a physician before use.
Do not give to infants under the age of one year.
Do not take if the outer seal is broken or damaged upon purchase.