Naked Wild Honey is 100% honey, as made by honeybees from the flower nectar they gather. There are no added ingredients.
Store honey at room temperature at all times, as it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. If you choose to keep it in the fridge, it will crystallize sooner than if stored at room temperature. Keep out of direct sunlight to prevent premature darkening. Always close the lid securely.
What makes honey a great sugar substitute? Aside from having a healthier nutrition profile, honey can be used in virtually any recipe that calls for sugar. Using the tips below, you’ll be able to confidently cast those bags of sugar aside.
First, let’s start with how to easily measure honey. To get an accurate amount into your recipe, heat a measuring cup by pouring hot water into it. Once it’s heated, pour the water out then add the appropriate amount of honey according to your recipe. By heating it first, you’re allowing the honey to freely flow out of the measuring cup without any left behind. This helps to ensure that you get an accurate measurement.
Because honey is naturally sweeter than table sugar you’ll need to adjust your recipes slightly. For up to one cup, honey can be substituted equally for sugar. If the recipe calls for more than one cup of sugar, replace each cup with ¾ cup of honey. Not only is honey sweeter, it also brings more moisture to a recipe. So, for baked goods in particular, if using honey, reduce all other liquids by ¼ cup.
Just to confuse us all, honey is sold by weight ounces not fluid ounces, so you’ll always need a little more than you think. Print out this chart to help you get just the right amount of honey in your next recipe.
HONEY CONTAINER SIZE
CUPS OF HONEY
1 1/3 cup
2 2/3 cup
3 1/3 cup
Download printable pdf of honey weight conversion chart.
We hope this information helps you in your quest to use honey in the kitchen more often. If you have any additional questions while you’re whipping up your next batch of muffins, please reach out to our team.
Naked Wild Honey is gently warmed (honey crystallizes/hardens quite rapidly) and then strained so that most of the bee parts, wax, comb, propolis, or other foreign suspended materials normally found in honey, have been removed. This way of handling the honey helps retain the natural pollen, enzymes, flavor and aroma of the raw honey and also ensures it meets standards for U.S. Grade A honey.
Naked Wild Honey is gently warmed to liquefy the crystals and to delay crystallization (solidifying). This warming process is not technically considered pasteurization since honey is naturally bacteria-resistant.
There is a risk of infant botulism, a very serious disease affecting the nervous system, when honey is consumed before age 1. Honey and other raw agricultural products may contain bacterial spores from Clostridium botulinum. These spores are widely distributed in nature. They can be found in soil, dust, the air or raw agricultural products. After ingestion, C. botulinum spores can germinate, grow and produce toxin in the lower bowel of some infants less than 1 year of age. The reason this happens is because infants’ intestinal microflora is still underdeveloped. Children and adults with normal intestinal microflora are able to ingest C. botulinum spores without harm.
The National Honey Board, along with other health organizations, recommends that honey not be fed to infants less a year old. Although our honey undergoes extensive safety and quality testing, it does not test for the spores that cause infant botulism.
In its natural state, all honey will eventually crystallize. It will do so more quickly if exposed to lower temperatures. Though honey is just as sweet and delicious in its crystallized form, you can easily liquefy it to make it easier to pour. To liquefy your honey simply place the container in warm water and gently heat the honey until the crystals dissolve. Never microwave the plastic bottles in which the honey is packaged, as they will melt, making the honey inedible. You can also accidentally burn yourself when handling hot plastic.
While honey will not typically spoil due to a variety of natural properties, over time changes in the color, flavor and aroma of honey may occur, in addition to crystallization.
Please don’t heat your plastic honey bottles in the microwave. There are two reasons for this: plastic will melt causing the honey to become inedible; and the possibility of a burn injury.
Honey does not contain wheat, crustacea, eggs, fish, peanuts, milk, tree nuts, soybeans, monosodium glutamate (MSG), sulfites, lactose or Yellow 5 (tartrazine).