Most supermarket honey is pasteurized (aka heated) in order to save us from bacteria. In the process, beneficial enzymes in honey are killed as well. If you can find a source of raw honey, especially if it’s local (within 100 miles), get some! Around here our health food store and farmer’s market are two great sources, and sometimes you can even find raw honey in a regular grocery store. All of the following benefits only apply to raw honey:
Using Honey as a Substitute for Sugar in Baking Recipes
You can substitute honey for sugar in most baking recipes, but be sure to take the following steps:
UPDATE: Cooking or baking with raw honey does kill the enzymes (poor little guys!), so if raw honey is more expensive for you, buy some supermarket stuff and use it accordingly. I have learned even more about honey since this post… here’s info on the nutrition of honey
This may be a little off-the-norm for me, but there are some nifty natural remedies for a range of maladies including hair loss and the common cold using a honey and cinnamon combo.