How To Use Our Flavored Honey's And Enjoy Their Benefits
Honey has been used as a sweetener and flavoring agent for centuries. It is also used as a natural preservative. Its high sugar content prevents the growth of bacteria, while its low pH level inhibits the growth of mold. Honey also contains enzymes that produce hydrogen peroxide, which further inhibits the growth of bacteria.
In this article we will focus specifically on our flavored honey’s and the many benefits each one holds as well as the different ways you can use them. With ingredients such as ginger, cinnamon and ashwagandha, you can experience a multitude of benefits while enjoying the unique flavors that each honey has.
All of our honey contains our favorite ingredient which is turmeric, and a dash of black pepper to help with the absorption of the turmeric.
We have three different ginger honeys, but all three have the same benefits and added ingredients which are turmeric, black pepper and ginger.
What Are The Benefits Of Ginger?
Ginger has been shown to be effective in treating nausea caused by morning sickness, chemotherapy, and postoperative pain by helping to settle the stomach. This also makes it helpful for stomach cramps or muscle pain.
Ginger is effective in reducing inflammation. It contains compounds called gingerols and shogaols, which are known to have anti-inflammatory effects. These compounds work by inhibiting the production of inflammatory cytokines and by promoting the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Ginger also contains antioxidants, which scavenge harmful inflammation-causing free radicals. One study showed that ginger was as effective as ibuprofen in treating osteoarthritis pain.
Lastly, ginger has antimicrobial properties that can help to boost your immune system.
How Do Ginger And Honey Work Together?
There are many benefits to taking ginger and honey together. For one, they compliment each other’s flavors perfectly. Honey is known for its ability to soothe a cough or sore throat, while ginger is great for nausea and indigestion.
But there’s more to this duo than just their delicious taste. Research has shown that taking ginger and honey together can actually increase their health benefits. Together they make a great combination for helping with digestion, promoting cardiac health and supporting the immune system.
Our Favorite Way To Use Ginger Honey
Our ginger honey is commonly used in teas to help fight colds and flu, or to just add the extra little bit of flavor to your tea.
But we also love using it for cooking. One recipe we just recently shared is for a Hot Honey Chicken Bowl. There are few flavor combinations as classic and delicious as chicken with ginger honey. The sweetness of the honey perfectly offsets the savory taste of the chicken, while the ginger provides a lovely zing that ties the whole dish together.
But what is it about this particular combination that makes it so darn good?
For starters, chicken and honey are both incredibly versatile ingredients. Honey can be used in all sorts of dishes, from sweet to savory, while chicken is a blank canvas that can be flavored in a million different ways. When you put them together, you get a dish that is both complex and well-rounded.
But the real reason why chicken with ginger honey is so good is because of the way the flavors interact with each other. Often associated with Chinese food, this meal gives you a sense of being in a foreign country with flavors that are not so familiar, but that work so, so well together.
Our elderberry honey is the perfect mix of sweetness and tart. Elderberries are not naturally very sweet and tend to have a slight earthy taste to them. But mixed with our local turmeric honey, it adds a nice balance to the sweetness.
Elderberries are a type of berry that grows on elderberry bushes. They are dark blue or black in color and have a sweet-tart flavor. Elderberries have been used medicinally for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including colds and flu.
What Are The Benefits Of Elderberries?
We’ve written an informative blog post on almost everything you need to know about elderberries. But here are some of their incredible benefits:
If you're looking for a delicious way to boost your immune system, you can't go wrong with elderberries. These little berries are packed with nutrients and antioxidants that can help fight inflammation and keep your body healthy.
Elderberries are rich in vitamins A and C, as well as flavonoids, specifically anthocyanins (a type of antioxidant), and other compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.
Not only are elderberries great for preventing illnesses, but they can also help relieve symptoms if you do happen to get sick. Elderberry syrup has been traditionally used to treat sore throats and coughs, and it is thought to be effective because of its high content of anthocyanins.
How Do Elderberries And Honey Work Together?
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of both of these ingredients (as well as the added turmeric), this mixture is likely even more effective.
Elderberry honey can also help to improve your digestion. This is because elderberry honey contains prebiotic properties, which can help to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut.
Together, these two natural remedies can help keep your body healthy and strong all winter long.
Our Favorite Ways To Use Elderberry Honey
Apart from adding this to flavored teas, our elderberry honey goes perfectly with homemade scones.
The honey can be used in the batter for scones or drizzled over warm scones that are topped with freshly whipped cream. It almost feels like the perfect English tea.
Here’s a scone recipe for you to try out.
This honey is fully packed with incredible spices that all work together to create a unique flavor and promote good health.
What Are The Benefits Of Ceylon And Cinnamon?
This type of honey is very much inspired by Ayurveda, an ancient Indian practice. The combination of these spices with honey makes for a deliciously sweet and spicy treat.
Cinnamon has been used for centuries as a spice and medicinal remedy.
Recent studies have shown that cinnamon has many health benefits, including:
-Lowering blood sugar levels
-Improving cognitive function
-Protecting against heart disease
How Do Ceylon, Cinnamon And Honey Work Together?
Some of the most well-known benefits of using cinnamon and honey together include relief from cold and flu symptoms, improved digestion, and reduced inflammation. Cinnamon is also known to help regulate blood sugar levels, making it an ideal natural remedy for type 2 diabetes. Honey has been shown to help improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Our Favorite Way To Use Ceylon Cinnamon Honey
This flavored honey is perfect for adding to sweeter treats.
Add it to your morning granola with yogurt and fruit. Or even to a warm bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter.
Cinnamon has always been a welcomed ingredient in apple crumble recipes, so why not add that extra sweetness to your recipe. A delicious dessert, especially for this crazy holiday season.
Cinnamon honey is also perfect over a thick slice of buttered and toasted sourdough. With this one you definitely won’t be disappointed!
Ashwagandha is one of those interesting herbs that is suddenly becoming more widely known, but has been around for many years! It doesn’t necessarily smell good or taste that great by itself, but its healing and nutritious properties are vast.
What Are The Benefits Of Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is most commonly used for stress and anxiety. The herb helps to calm the mind and nerves, and has a soothing effect on the body.
Ashwagandha has shown promise in improving memory and cognitive function. One study found that ashwagandha improved memory and cognitive function in healthy adults. Another study found that ashwagandha can potentially improve memory and cognitive function for those with Alzheimer's disease.
Ashwagandha is thought to work by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, which can damage cells and lead to cognitive decline. The herb may also boost levels of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that helps support the health of nerve cells.
How Do Ashwagandha And Honey Work Together?
The active ingredient in ashwagandha, withanolides, has been shown to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety. Honey is a natural source of energy and has been shown to improve brain function. When taken together, ashwagandha and honey can help you feel more relaxed and less stressed.
Both ingredients are good for reducing inflammation, so using them together will only promote that.
Our Favorite Way To Use Ashwagandha & Ginger Honey
You may have already heard of Golden Milk Lattes, but you may not have thought to add ashwagandha or any other flavored honey to the mix. Golden milk tends to be used, or at least this is how we use it, as a nighttime drink- a way to destress and relax. This is why our ashwagandha honey goes so well with this drink.
Another favorite way to use this honey is with pancakes! Drizzle a couple tablespoons over the warm pancakes and let it soak in for that extra flavored goodness.
All our honey is available on Amazon and on our website. They are a great unique gifting option and good to have for family lunches or dinners as part of a starter.
Written by Caryn Mackenzie on behalf of Turmeric Zone