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100% pure organic honey.
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Why You’ll Love Organic Very Raw Honey
From cooking, to snacking, sugar has found its way into many foods in and outside of the home. Luckily, Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey offers a better alternative to processed and refined sugars and is a healthier option to artificial sugars that are so prevalent today. Harvested from local farms in Brazil and packaged just like it is when it comes from the hives, people can feel good about what they’re eating when reach for this gooey sweet nectar.
Raw honey is the purest version of honey on the market. When bee farmers harvest Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey, there is no hidden steps between harvest and packaging, unlike most forms of honey in the store. Often times, honey will go through pasteurization, filtering, and will even be added with preservatives. While this leaves great tasting honey, it removes beneficial vitamins and enzymes, and contains sugars that aren’t naturally there.
Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey is completely pure, totally unprocessed, unheated, and unpasteurized. In short, it is honey as the bees made it and because of this, it is a thicker version with limited transparency. It may look different, but the taste is amazing and there are numerous health related benefits that people can’t find in processed honey. Here are some of the benefits that choosing raw honey provides and Thrive Market loves:
- It contains phenolic compounds that are natural antioxidants. This can help prevent cellular damage, reduce the aging process, and help reduce the chance of chronic illnesses like heart disease.
- Raw honey also contains hydrogen peroxide at the cellular level. This can help create an antibacterial, antifungal effect on the body.
- Raw honey also contains high levels of something known as phytonutrients. This is a substance found in the human body that is filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, promoting better overall health. Although, these sadly vanish when honey is overly processed.
- Raw honey can help with various digestive issues like diarrhea, and can also help treat peptic ulcers and reduce the pain that stems from them.
- Raw honey has been helping sore throats for centuries. It can also help reduce coughs and serves as a great cough suppressant that is all-natural.
- Processed honey is acid forming, but raw honey like Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey is alkaline in nature. The human food supply should be rich in alkaline foods, making this a better option.
- Processed honey also cooks away much of the allergen benefits. Raw honey can help improve allergies related to pollen, but when the honey is heated that benefit is removed almost entirely.
- Raw honey is unfiltered, and because of this, contains what is known as propolis.(Propolis is removed from processed honey). This is a waxy substance bees create to help fill gaps in their hives, and contains numerous antibacterial and antiviral properties.
- The higher levels of bee pollen found in raw honey can also help provide additional proteins, vitamins, and minerals along with various fatty acids and antiviral components. But that bee pollen is eliminated during the processing of honey, making it only present in raw honey like Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey.
The bottom line is that by allowing bee pollen and bee propolis to remain in the honey, it provides a wide range of health benefits that can’t be obtained from traditional, processed honey. Opt for Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey and receive all the nutritional perks.
Recipes using Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey
Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey is great all on its own, and to use it just warm it slightly, allowing it to become more fluid in composition. This can be done over and over again without damaging the health benefits, as long as it’s only warmed to allow for easier use—don’t overheat it. It can be used in recipes, in tea or coffee, on top of pancakes or waffles, or in almost anything else desired. Here are some great recipes Thrive Market recommends that are a perfect fit for Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey:
A mixture of honey, ginger, and cinnamon helps highlight the sweetness found in carrots, and this recipe is as easy to make as it is delicious. It’s a great side dish that pairs well with almost anything, but especially with richer meat or vegetarian entrees.
Homemade marshmallows are so good that going back to store-bought will be hard to do. The inclusion of Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey eliminates the unhealthy corn syrup of other recipes and provides a little boost to nutritional intake instead of just empty sugars. Once finished, they’re perfect all by themselves or for use in various recipes including the ever-popular s’mores.
Perfect as a snack or for an easy to pack breakfast, these cookies are a great idea! They combine oats, pecans, and almonds with the delicious raw honey to provide plenty of nutrition along with their great taste. It’s easy to make a large batch and have them ready throughout the week when hunger strikes.
Just because someone has a gluten sensitivity doesn’t mean that they should miss out on cake. This flourless option brings big fruit flavors along with it, and Madhava Organic Very Raw Honey adds a natural sweetness that is hard to beat.
Here’s a great frozen treat without the processed sugars and GMO ingredients that many store-bought ice creams include. It’s fun to make as a family and combines the great taste of strawberries with yogurt and raw honey to create a healthy and delicious summertime delight.
Reviews For Organic Very Raw Honey
Based on 46 Reviews
I order a jar for each week in the month when I can. Where I live, it's impossible to get good raw, organic honey. This is perfect for my morning ritual of 1 tablespoon of honey to 1 tablespoon of ACV and 1/2 cup of warm water.
This truly is the real deal!
I've never been a big fan of honey, but knowing it's health benefits, I'm finding more and more tasty ways to incorporate it into my diet. When I found out how processed most store bought honey is, I started to search for a quality source that was raw, unfiltered and not heated to the point of changing its nutrition. This Very Raw Honey is the real deal! It's about as close as you can get honey, without being near a beehive! I've purchased it twice and use it in tea, desserts, smoothies and more. Def a new stable for us!
One of the best honeys I've tasted!! Family loves it.
Raw, organic and great
This is the 1st try of this raw, unfiltered organic honey. It is quite comparable to the New Zealand honey I had bought before--that was tres expensive. I'll purchase this, again.
I actually use this in combination with turmeric as a face mask, which works perfectly! BUt it also tastes amazing as well!
The honey tasted great. It was so good.
- Deanna Johnson
We absolutely love this! It's so much more flavorful than others we've tried and it has all the good stuff in it still since it's not heated or pasteurized. It's like getting it straight from the hive! Thrive Market also has it at the best price point!
So good, and it comes in a glass jar!!!!!
- Christie Hebner
I use this honey nearly every day from sweetening my tea to drizzling over an apple for a snack. It's wonderful and reminds me of the honey I used to get as a kid from a friend who had an apiary.
What else is there to say?
This is the first time I have tried organic honey and wow what a difference to the stuff they sell in grocery stores!
So delicious and flavorful! I have to say that there are so many choices of organic honey here I do not know how they compare to each other.
Good honey, fair price
Good quality, unfiltered, for a fair price,
I have been buying this brand for a long time. I really like the flavor . I just tried the 100% raw unfiltered for the first time and like the flavor even better. Plus with it being unfiltered, I feel like I'm getting even more benefits from the honey. I'll definitely buy it again. I wish Thrive would sell the larger bottles this brand comes in though.
Love love love
I order and reorder.
I love the taste. Great with tea.
Crowd pleaser around here!
Great tasting honey. Spreads lively and tastes great.
Really liked this honey! More solid than the typical runny honey you get in stores, but taste very fresh! Will buy again!
- Amer alhoby
So glad Thrive carries this honey, it is delicious and has the best texture ever.
It's my favorite honey. I won't buy anything else.
I just received the Jar of honey today, and it is so rich and flavorful. You get the taste of flowers, that's how much pollen is in this honey. I love it, will definitely buy more.
This honey has changed my life!! Ok not really, but it is Delicious and I use it for everything from in tea, on waffles, to sweeten yogurt. Love it. And this is also one reason I love thrive. This same product on Amazon is 15.99!!! The membership is totally worth it. Thank you thrive for making eating organic more affordable.
Yummy, but small
This honey is great. It is the real deal--raw. And the price is great. I wish there was an available raw honey that was larger. I always order 2 at a time because it doesn't last long here!
Not my favorite brand for Honey
This brand was on the gritty side for honey texture, so it's not my favorite. But it is still good to use for cooking/baking purposes.
I love the thickness of the very raw honey. It doesn't drip onto the lip of the jar and get it sticky. It is also easier to measure and cook with.
My thoughts of organic very raw honey
Very good would/will buy it again
So glad I ordered this!
This honey is A-MA-ZING! Besides loving the price on Thrive, it's so good. Usually raw organic honey in the grocery stores is like $12. I was amazed when I saw it on Thrive for the price listed. I use it my herbal tea and in my plain yogurt.
this honey is amazing. My first time trying/purchasing raw honey and I've been pleasantly surprised. I'm not going to buy the 2.99 honey bear anymore. After converting to a 80% Paleo diet, this is essential for sweetening and the health benefits of course. Use in your tea or for baking! Also, a little goes a long way.
This honey is amazingly delicious and I am not a big fan of honey. A must try!!
Very distinct flowery taste.
This raw honey is amazing. So sweet and tastes totally different than the stuff from the store. I add it to my tea and even to a Pad Thai recipe that turned out BOMB. I need a bigger jar!
Sweet & Yummy
This honey is fantastic! That being said, I purchased it because the usual raw brand I buy from Thrive was out of stock. If I have to choose I would still stick with the other brand, but this is definitely not a bad replacement. I felt that this one was slightly less sweet than the other brand, and since I'm inclined towards sweeter tasting things I prefer the other one. I also feel like the other one has a bit more of a crunch to it, and I enjoy that.
I purchased this honey from my grocery store. If you have no access to local raw honey, this is a great replacement. I was very happy with the texture and taste of this honey. The fact that is is raw means it has a much more complex taste and once you start eating raw honey you won't want the bland ultra filtered honey that is most common.
Organic Raw Honey
Love the taste
Love the taste of this raw honey! I also use this for my dogs when they develop colds/coughs, and at this price, it's so affordable!
Great taste. Love this honey.
Very Raw Honey
Great tasting product! I found I prefer the strained raw honey over non strained. It has a smoother consistency... Just personal preference.
- Loretta Holscher
Really enjoyed the honey. Small jar though!!
Pure as can be, I like honey in my tea and I use less of this one than I did other brands.
When I received this the honey had a complection of being cloudy as oposed to what the picture showed but I thought, really raw means, raw. Opened it up, took a bit, placed it in my mouth, I'm in heaven. Never had I ever tasted honey from a jar this good.
Prefer it Raw
I'm surprised that there's such a variance in the taste of honey, but I've been proven right again. I've been using a store-bought, non-organic honey, and this is LEAGUES above what I've been using. It has such a pure taste to it. I occasionally see small pieces of wax in it, but it's not a huge deal, and I think it adds to the raw feeling of the entire experience. I'm much happier purchasing this honey.
Help the Bees!
There's honey...then there's very raw honey. Haha. It's definitely different than regular honey. I really love the idea of organic hives and whatnot. The idea that bees are starting to disappear from chemicals, and we depend on them, I feel like I'm doing my part for the world by choosing this instead of some other type of honey. It tastes good, too! That's certainly a benefit.