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Why You’ll Love It
Few things are sweeter than honey. There are so many reasons why the natural sweetener has been a mainstay in the diets of numerous cultures around the world for thousands of years—not only because it’s a healthier alternative to sugar with incredible taste, but also because it has plenty of nutritional and beauty benefits, too.
We wanted to be a part of the buzz, and are now proud to introduce Thrive Market Organic Honey. Packaged in the familiar bear bottle, our honey is certified according to the standards set forth by the USDA’s National Organic Program and isn’t made with any synthetically-produced fertilizers, antibiotics, pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides that can be common with commercial brands.
The importance of not overheating honey
Another important distinction is that Thrive Market Organic Honey is melted using low temperatures before being gently strained. High heat can change honey’s chemical makeup and destroy its inherent nutritive benefits, so we do as little as possible to our product to really tap into its curative properties.
Thrive Market Organic Honey is heated only slightly—just enough to be poured easily—so its raw, natural pollens and pure unfiltered flavor are left intact.
Supporting sustainable beekeeping
With the unfortunate deterioration of honeybee populations, it’s important to do everything possible to ensure modern honey production supports the longevity of beekeeping. Thrive Market only purchases honey from beekeepers that use responsible and sustainable measures. This includes not feeding the bees corn syrup, which results in a product that is healthier for them and for you.
Our bees also live close to crops like clover, sunflower, and alfalfa that need pollinating, which fuels a synergetic relationship between honey production and pollination. In particular, our honey is sourced from wildflower fields in Brazil where local farmers work to harvest it, which also supports the long-term health and viability of soil, water, air, climate change, biodiversity, and the beekeeping community in the Amazon.
Health benefits of honey
There’s nothing better than discovering a food that not only tastes great, but is good for you, too. Honey is one of those foods. It’s been known to boost energy, aid in weight loss, and holistically provide a wealth of nutrients when eaten regularly. Here are some of the standout characteristics of this all-star nectar:
Provides vitamins and minerals
Although the range of nutrients honey supplies will vary depending on the type of flowers it was sourced from, the nectar most often contains vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Together, they work wonders in supporting the immune system, bone strength, blood flow, and overall health.
Is a good source of antioxidants
Honey contains polyphenols, which are potent antioxidants known for lessening risks for heart disease and cancer. These antioxidants are especially effective at destroying free radicals, which are often the result of environmental stressors and the culprits behind a range of illnesses and signs of aging.
Cuts down on inflammation
Honey is a natural immunomodulator, which means it modifies the response of the immune system when it falsely reacts. As such, honey has been seen to be just as effective as a corticosteroid in reducing the effects of eczema, psoriasis, and even colitis.
Boosts weight loss
Honey has actually been associated with helping your body digest stored fat. It contains 22 amino acids and a number of minerals that help it metabolize easily. It’s especially effective when combined as a “detox” with lemon juice or cinnamon—some drink the liquid diluted in water in the morning in an effort to burn fat and even combat cellulite.
Honey has a healthy amount of calories that can support cognitive and physical function. Its carbohydrates are easy on the stomach, and relative to other sweeteners, honey will not draw on gastrointestinal resources needed to digest less pure foods, leaving you with more energy.
Cooking with Thrive Market Organic Honey
Honey is often reserved for sweetening tea and smoothies, or drizzled on top of desserts, but there are a number of creative ways you can use it.
- Drizzled over peanut butter and banana toast
- As an ice cream topping
- Dashed on top of dates with goat cheese and toasted pecans
- Added to ripe apricots with a smidge of saffron
- Smeared over soft, ripe figs
- Dripped thinly over pancakes and waffles, instead of maple syrup
- Added to lemon and salt water for a delicious, all natural electrolyte drink
- Served as a condiment on a cheese plate
Of course, one of the best things about honey is that it’s a natural alternative to sugar, so you can supplement this superstar ingredient for sugar in cookies, cakes, smoothies, and more.
There’s no need to relegate this ingredient to bakery basics, either. If you love to get creative with your cooking, honey holds up to sophisticated recipes just as well as sugar. For example, go the extra mile and make your own delicious marshmallows with honey, cook up honey roasted salmon with root vegetables, or try creating your own honey Frappuccino for dollars less than it costs at a café.
Ways to use honey for good skin
Because it has natural antibacterial and antioxidant properties and is also anti-inflammatory, honey is a great addition to any skincare regimen, too. Here are three ways to use it as a cleanser, moisturizer, and exfoliant.To cleanse: Honey-jojoba face wash
Rather than stripping oils from the skin, which dries it out, a mixture of raw honey and jojoba oil can benefit most skin types, including acne-prone skin. Take a small, quarter-sized amount of honey, add in a few drops of oil, and massage onto the face. Leave on for up to 10 minutes and then rinse.To moisturize: Turmeric mask
If you want that radiant dewy glow, combine a few drops of raw honey with a teaspoon of turmeric and 3 tablespoons of yogurt. The triple combo offers tons of antioxidants, lactic acid, zinc, and enzymes that can produce sheer radiance. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes and rinse.To exfoliate: Jasmine tea body scrub
Make your own spa treatment with just four ingredients. Dried jasmine tea leaves are not only a great aromatherapy tool, but when mixed with white sugar, they act as a natural exfoliant. Honey and grapeseed oil then soothe the skin. These quantities will produce enough stock to last you for three weeks.
About This Brand
Since our mission is to make healthy living easy and affordable, we created this line with our core values in mind—spanning from sustainability and social impact to nutrition and the environment—and designed each product to support your unique dietary needs and lifestyle.
So get shopping, and stock your shelves with everything you need to thrive, like superfoods, oils, sprouted flours, nuts and seeds, spices, and more!
- Non-GMO, and organic products, available at the best prices possible
- Rigorous sourcing practices to bring you the highest-quality products
- More than 100 products in categories ranging from oils and flours to pasta sauces and dried fruits, with another 300+ in development
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