The Beauty of Weeks Rare American Sage Honey
Weeks American Sage Honey has a semi-dark purple colour and can often seem to become black over time. Our Sage Honey has a unique, very sweet aroma that is very appealing.
Sage has a very delicate floral yet deep, sweet flavour with a slight and pleasant floral aftertaste and a silky, creamy texture perfect for teas. This honey has a high fructose content, meaning it may be several years before it crystallizes on the shelf when kept at room temperature. It has a low moisture content, making it thick and more suitable to spreading than most other honey.
Weeks American Sage is one of the best honey to match with savoury dishes and strong cheeses and to use as an ingredient in rich BBQ sauces and glazes. It’s nearly perfect when mixed with kefir, yoghurt, or peanut butter, and is also a great choice for inclusion in most honey recipes or as a baking substitute for sugar (remember, ¾ cup of honey = one cup of sugar).
At 17 grams of carbohydrates and about 60 calories, sage honey is on a par with most other types of honey when it comes to nutritional value. It’s a better choice than sugar and fine when used appropriately, but a potential belly buster when it comes to dieting or healthy eating patterns. There are very slight levels of minerals and vitamins in sage honey, but not enough to make it a primary source of beneficial nutrients.
Sage honey, like most varieties, is a good source of the antioxidants that fight the harmful effects of free radicals in the body, thereby slowing or preventing the development of serious illness like heart disease and cancer. It also has a high concentration of pre- and probiotics, meaning it’s effective in helping digestion and treating problems in the gastrointestinal tract.
This honey is often used as a natural remedy for colds and flu because its antibacterial properties fight the cause of the illnesses and its smooth texture helps with sore throats and coughs. In fact, sage honey is one of the most commonly-used varietals for this purpose, because it also acts as both an anti-inflammatory to calm the bronchial passages and an expectorant to help clear excess mucus.
Sage honey is also, like many honey varietals like manuka, an effective topical antiseptic treatment to help with wound healing and preventing those wounds from becoming infected.
All of these benefits are impressive, but only can be obtained by consuming raw sage, honey. The reason is simple: many honey vendors heavily process their product in order to improve its appearance on store shelves and slow down its crystallization (which isn’t really necessary with sage honey). But when processors take unfiltered raw honey and then pasteurize it and heavily filter it, they remove the pollen and “bee glue” (propolis) that are the ingredients that provide honey’s inherent health benefits. Weeks NEVER does this. All our honey is raw.
You’re less likely to find processed sage honey than processed clover honey since sage honey is more often sold directly by beekeepers or organic sources than in grocery stores – but it’s definitely something to watch for when you decide to give this exceptional honey a try.
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