Honey is a sweet thick liquid produced by the bees which is full of nutrition and has high medicinal value. It composes of same proportions of fructose, glucose, sugars and water. It comprises over 180 substances which make it extremely beneficial. The interesting fact is that honey has no cholesterol at all which makes it a lucrative supplement to the daily diet.
It is the unprocessed honey which is not pasteurised and is as produced by the bees. It still contains the various other substances in it such as pollen, wax or the bee parts. Once all this is removed the cleared honey is ready to be consumed. It must be kept in mind that it isn’t really essential that raw honey is purer. It is unfiltered and has foreign particles existing in it.
Monofloral honey is a type of honey which is collected from beehives, where the bee population collects nectar from a single species of plants and thus has a natural distinctive flavor. Monofloral honey is extremely difficult to collect for the beekeepers, since the hive placement and extraction has to be carefully planned according to the plant's flowering season. It is completely natural and contains no additives.
The honey foam is usually created because of the small air bubbles that exist in the honey and which escapes from the top. The air is usually trapped during processing or packaging stages. When this honey rests the bubbles are released and the foam is formed. This does not symbolise the quality of the honey in any given way.
If honey is exposed to very high temperatures, then the enzymes in it might be destroyed. As such honey has a long shelf life but must be preserved rightly. The raw honey is processed very gently and is not heated during any stage of the process. This ensure that the enzymes, flavour and fragrance are preserved.
Honey contains a component named Clostridium botulinum which can affect the nervous system of the infants (less than a year old). Thus it must be strictly avoided but can be consumed by pregnant women and even during lactation phases.