Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I want to share with you some amazing benefits of fermented honey, explaining more fully why our premium Cridling range is made with the purest honey.
You may have heard of fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha, but these are not usually associated with what we like to call ‘liquid gold’. Done properly, fermented honey is a simple and delicious way to boost your immunity, get your daily dose of probiotics and improve your health in general all whilst adding natural sweetness to your day.
Fermented honey is honey that has been mixed with water and exposed to air, allowing the naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria in the honey and the environment to convert some of the sugars into alcohol and acids. This process preserves the honey and gives it a tangy and fizzy taste. Depending on how much water and honey you use, you can make different types of fermented honey products, such as mead (honey wine), lacto-fermented honey (honey with added beneficial bacteria) or honey vinegar (honey with added acetic acid bacteria). You can also ferment it with other water based compositions including tea, this is the way we ferment Cridling.
Fermenting honey has several benefits for your health and well-being. Here are some of them:
- It boosts your immune system. Fermented honey contains antiviral and antibacterial properties that can help fight off infections and illnesses. It also contains enzymes that can improve your digestion and metabolism. Fermented honey can also help treat allergies by exposing your immune system to small amounts of pollen in the raw honey .
- It provides probiotics. Fermented honey is a source of live microorganisms that can benefit your gut health and balance your microbiome. Probiotics can help prevent and treat various digestive issues, such as bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. They can also improve your mood, mental health, skin health and overall wellness .
- It contains antioxidants. Fermented honey is rich in natural compounds that have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. Antioxidants can protect your cells from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals, which are harmful molecules that can contribute to aging, chronic diseases and inflammation . As a side note, we use the finest green tea when making Cridling which is also very high in antioxidants.
Cridling contains masses of gut friendly cultures and can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and learned something new about the benefits of fermented honey. Want to try some Cridling for yourself? The Cridling Premium Range is available to buy online, at specially selected outlets and at the various fairs and events. Please sign up for our regular blogs and updates on the website and get a 10% discount voucher off your first order.
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Have a great day, Claire