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Know Honey: By definition “raw honey” is honey that comes directly from the beehive and is not heated over the natural temperature of the beehive, pasteurized or processed.
Pasteurisation is done using high temperatures (at least 63 degrees C), and fine-filtering removes much of the pollen and other small bits naturally found in honey.
These processes significantly damage the flavour and beneficial properties of the honey.
MAKSIKA Honey is 100% natural so you can enjoy it the way nature intended. All our honey is unblended and come from selected individual beekeepers with their own hives and bees. All this just to make sure our products are as healthy, natural, and tasty as possible.
After using our honey for a while you might notice that it starts turning into a more solid state.
Do not worry – this is a natural process called crystallisation and shows the high quality of the honey.
If you see signs of crystallization and you would like to return your honey back to liquid form, simply place the jar to a warm place (for example into a bowl filled with hot water).
Be careful not to overheat (over 40C) because too much heat decreases the quality of honey.
To keep your honey fresh and avoid early crystallisation store honey at the room temperature, away from direct sunlight.
Always make sure that the lid is placed properly on the jar as honey loses aroma and flavour and absorbs moisture and odours when exposed to air.
All our honeys are single-origin (taken only from a single place), they reflect the surroundings of the bees at the time. Weather conditions and the time of year will result in an ever changing nectar source for the bees. Be it from different plans or even the same plants growing differently
Similarly a honey from the same kind of plant but a different region can taste/ look different. This can be because of the difference in plant mix in the different regions and/or because of the difference in weather conditions. All of this adds to the uniqueness of each honey. Very similar to how we categorize wine.
We really believe that this ever changing nature of our honey is its best characteristic. The fun and excitement of tasting a new taste in every bottle is what make this and every other natural product like it so intriguing! It does help that although the taste might be different, it’s always guaranteed to be good. If you’ve come across honey that tastes exactly the same every time, it's possibly been blended and processed for the uniform taste, definitely not something we want in our honey.
Whether the honey is thick or runny depends a lot on the nectar source. Raw honey can be thought of as a reflection of the place (weather, humidity, rainfall, soil, landscape) and the plants and flowers the bees visit (for the nectar).
Some floral varietals of honey from certain countries are naturally more viscous than others while some regions due to their geographical characteristics have a naturally higher moisture content (and are hence more runny) in their honey.
Our honey retains its natural viscosity as it is not processed to remove the moisture, and if nothing else, will always guarantee a finger licking good taste.
Indian honey, especially forest honey is normally high on moisture content. Our honey is 100% Raw and hence does not undergo pasteurization.
This combined with the naturally warm and humid climate of the country increases the chance of honey being fermented.
If you see a layer of froth on the top of the honey, do not be worried. In fact it is a sign of purity. Like crystallization, fermentation is also a natural process.
Fermented honey is very much edible and going by our experience, even tastier.
In fact the honey develops a richer and more sharp taste and helps in digestion.
Honey is the only food that never spoils. In fact, the oldest known sample of honey, found in an ancient Egyptian tomb and dated to approximately 3000 years ago, was still perfectly edible.
Although honey never spoils, we added a best before 18 months disclaimer to meet FSSAI guidelines.
Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can germinate in a baby's immature digestive system and cause infant botulism, a rare but potentially fatal illness. These bacteria are harmless to older kids and adults because their mature digestive systems can move the spores through the body before they cause any harm.
Please see our Shipping & Returns policy page for more details on shipping times. Currently logistics throughout the country is affected because of the pandemic and we are unable to guarantee the time taken for our product to reach you. However we can guarantee our effort in making sure that it is the lowest time possible from our end.
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