Let’s be clear from the get go that Organic Honey and Raw Honey are 2 completely different aspects of honey. We will attempt to demystify them in this piece here
Raw honey is honey that has not been pasteurised (heat treated) above 45C and has not had its pollen filtered out. It frequently crystallises quickly due to its high pollen content. Supermarkets do not sell raw honey because they crystallise quickly. And when honey begins to crystallise, unaware consumers stop buying it because they think it has had sugar added to it.
Organic honey has been independently certified to come from a bee hive that is 5 to 8 miles away from the nearest artificial chemical source, i.e. roads, factories, houses, etc.
It is extremely difficult to find chemical free and pesticide free flora for the bees nowadays. Organic honey in India is usually procured from the higher reaches of Himalayas, the western ghats or the North East far away from the reaches of modern civilization
So now the question is:
Is Raw Honey the same as Organic Honey?
Answer is No. Raw means not pasteurised or filtered. Organic means certified free of chemicals.
So honey can be raw and organic, raw but not organic and organic but not raw. They are two completely different things.
At Let’sLive we sell Wild Raw Honey and Farm Raw Honey. Our Wild Raw Honey is from the Western Ghats and so this is as close to Organic Honey as you can get!