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In general, infused honey and flavored honey can mean the same thing. However, some may separate these two terms in which infused honey would still contain adjunct ingredients inside of it, while flavored honey is usually by adding ‘Flavor’ drops, and according to the USDA that can mean Chemical Drops!. Either way, the same process before this step is used – adjunct ingredients, such as flowers, herbs, and spices are added to natural raw honey over a period of time to add flavor and aroma. But St. Michael’s goes the extra mile and soaks Natural Farm grown herbs and spices for weeks upon weeks to impart the right flavor profile just for you!
If you’re looking to try new honey flavors, definitely check out the local honey infusions from St. Michael’s Farms. Here are our current infused and flavored honey options, that are sourced both locally and globally for a unique flavor experience:
Since it is a natural, soothing, and hydrating product, honey is often used in a variety of beauty regimens from head to toe.
There are a few ways to use honey on your face – try it as a face mask, acne spot treatment, gentle exfoliant, and more. A full-face mask that uses honey is a great way to leave your entire face soft and radiant. Additionally, just adding a bit of honey to targeted acne areas is a great way to reduce inflammation and the swelling of pimples. Honey also makes for a great face scrub, as the small, non-abrasive granules in true honey break down when they come in contact with water.
Aside from skin treatment, honey is also a common ingredient found in lip balms. Thanks to its hydrating effects and natural enzymes, it’s a great way to moisturize lips with the help of organic products. Additionally, if you have dry hair, honey makes for a great moisturizing mask. Try adding some natural honey to your hair before or in the shower, let it sit, and then rinse it out thoroughly to reveal shiny hair like never before.
On the face and other parts of the body, honey is also great for helping to fade scars, thanks to its antioxidant properties. Speaking of the body, why not go for a honey soak in the bath? Just add some local honey to your bath and stir with your hand for an ultra-hydrating soak that will leave your skin silky soft.
At St. Michaels Farms, we love the bees and the bees love us – because we know just how important honey bees are for our planet. If you’re not sure exactly how important bees are, we’d love to welcome you to read below and to also come and visit our farm in Fort Collins sometime! Here are just a few facts from the non-profit, The Bee Conservancy, about how honey bees are integral to our planet’s existence.
What can you do to help? The best way to stop the extinction of honey bees is to support your local honey farmers and bee conservation efforts. If you need honey, buy local to help back real farmers who put in real effort to save bees and provide real, natural honey. And, if you find a hive of bees or another form of a bee colony in your home or public place where they shouldn’t be (e.g. playgrounds), please contact a bee conservation group to have them rehomed, never an exterminator!
Elderberries are a low calorie food packed with antioxidants.
One cup (145 grams) of fresh berries contain 106 calories, 26.7 grams of carbs, and less than 1 gram each of fat and protein (3Trusted Source).
Plus, they have many nutritional benefits. Elderberries are:
• High in vitamin C. There are 52 mg of vitamin C per cup of fruit, which accounts for 57% of the daily value.
• High in dietary fiber. Elderberries contain 10 grams of fiber per cup of fresh berries, about 36% of the daily value.
• A good source of phenolic acids. These compounds are potent antioxidants that can help reduce damage from oxidative stress in the body.
• A good source of flavanols. Elderberry contains the antioxidant flavanols quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin. The flowers contain up to 10 times more flavanols than the berries.
• Rich in anthocyanins. These compounds give the fruit its characteristic dark black-purple color and are a strong antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects.
If you’re looking for delicious, local honey, look no further. At St. Michaels Farms, we offer natural, raw honey and honey infusions online and in-person from our farm in Northern Colorado. Shop our selection of honey today!