The term “raw and unfiltered” is defined uniquely by the Nature Nate’s Raw Honey. Yes, it’s raw, but it has also been heated gently so that it doesn’t crystallize, which most of us in the US don’t want. Most honey aficionados and especially those in Europe know that this is natural. In fact, they prefer honey that crystallizes because it’s a mark of its rawness.
Such a process is a nod towards general American preferences for honey. And that’s why it’s also been filtered. No, it hasn’t been mixed with diatomaceous earth to remove pollen debris. But it was still strained so that the wax and the bee parts are all removed before the honey is bottled. While this makes a great commerical honey, it’s not what I would personally consider 100% raw.
Who Should Buy This?
This is perfect for consumers with mainstream preferences. It’s actually common to prefer honey that doesn’t crystallize and most people get turned off when they find “bee bits” in their honey. That’s pretty natural.
At the same time, there’s no real point to buying regular commercial honey that’s been overheated and over-processed. These honey brands don’t really taste all that good, and at the same time the processing destroys all the nutrients that make honey a health food in the first place.
So with Natural Nate’s, you get the perfect balance. There are no off-putting elements in the honey and crystallization is not a problem. Yet the processing is gentle enough to preserve the naturally awesome taste and its nutrients are also maintained.
What You Should Know About Nature Nate’s Honey
Nature Nate’s, like many great companies, holds themselves to a mission rather than just producing a product. The company was founded and is still run by God fearing people. As a result, they believe in stewardship and protecting God’s creation as they enjoy it’s bounty.
The company has an interesting background, and I found it interesting that it was sort of started on accident after Nate bought a beehive on a whim. I found it interesting that they specifically called out that the honey they source comes from the USA. While some people have suggested that they honey comes from Texas, the true source is actually a consorteum of local beekeepers in Northern California. I think it’s important to know where our food comes from!
In addition to honey the company also produces a range of other products including flavored honey syrups. I’ll have to give those a try soon!
Best Honey Site Tips
- Several celebrity dieticians, such as Ashley Koff, have endorsed Nature Nate’s.
- You can use it as a mask to keep your face clean and young-looking. You can mix 2 table spoons of Nature Nate’s with 1 organic egg white, and then apply over clean face and leave on for 15 minutes. You can then rinse it off with warm water.