Everyone by now has heard the term "superfood." It's used to describe a food that is low in calories, nutrient-dense and loaded with health benefits. Superfoods contain a variety of nutrients, such as minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber, and phytochemicals. Think salmon, broccoli, blueberries, and avocados. Superfoods are mostly plant-based but some spices, fish, and dairy products also make the cut.
While raw honey isn't considered a superfood, it is packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It also contains antibacterial and antiseptic components such as hydrogen peroxide, methulglyoxal and the antimicrobial peptide bee defensin-1, as well as six species of lactobacilli and four species of bifidobacteria. Honey can support the immune system, speed wound healing, boost athletic performance, help digestion, fight infections, mitigate cold symptoms, and regulate blood sugar levels. Awesome.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, our whipped honey line takes it up a notch, adding the benefits of superfood ingredients -- cinnamon, cocoa, and lemon oil. Let's take a look at each of them, shall we?
Whipped Honey with Cinnamon
Cinnamon has long been sought after for its medicinal properties. "True" cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka (formerly called Ceylon). This expensive and rare cinnamon is prized for its delicate flavor. What's even more impressive, however, is that Ceylon cinnamon contains more than 80 chemical components that contribute to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects.
Ceylon cinnamon stimulates insulin-like activity, helping the liver metabolize glucose and control blood sugar levels. The anti-inflammatory effects of the cinnamic acid present in Ceylon cinnamon can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Plus, its polyphenols protect your body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Use Whipped Honey with Cinnamon in your oatmeal or spread on some toast.
Mix it into your sweet potato casserole and you'll have everyone wondering what your secret ingredient is.
Whipped Honey with Chocolate
Like cinnamon, cocoa has been a popular health-promoting substance for thousands of years.
Cocoa powder contains polyphenols and flavonols, important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that provide several health benefits such as reduced inflammation, better blood flow, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
In addition to cocoa’s positive impact on brain function, it also helps elevate mood.
Our Whipped Honey with Chocolate is just pure raw honey mixed with organic cocoa from the Netherlands. No big whoop.
Drop a spoonful in your coffee for a morning mocha, use as a dip for strawberries, or mix with cream cheese for a decadent chocolate frosting!
Whipped Honey with Lemon
For those of you who like a little bit of tartness with your sweetness, there's Whipped Honey with Lemon, made with organic lemon oil.
The oil is cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel, which has antibacterial properties and contains several antioxidants and flavonoids to boost the immune system and reduce risk of disease.
Lemon oil is composed of Limonene and beta-Pinene, two monoterpenes believed to enhance mood. Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds that can improve digestive health and help control weight.
Stir Whipped Honey with Lemon into your tea or plain yogurt. Use it to make the most delicious lemon pepper roasted chicken or frost a pound cake. So. Good.