Raw honey varies in flavor from year to year and from region to region. Our honey this year is very light in color (slightly lighter than pictured – a pale yellow), with a sweet, mild flavor. The crystallization, or grain of honey also depends on the plants bees forage on, and the honey this year has a superior, very fine grain. The honey has the consistency of soft butter.
In the process of making honey from nectar, there are certain enzymes and hormones that are added to the nectar by the bees. Heating denatures these enzymes and hormones, which doesn’t adversely affect the flavor of the honey, but isn’t as wholesome as raw honey. Raw honey also contains more pollen, which causes granulation to occur faster. Our honey has never been heated, and was only filtered through cheese cloth, so the pollen, enzymes, hormones, and anti-bacterial properties are still intact in each jar.
Muth jars are a replica of a turn of the century honey jar found in an old barn. They are manufactured in the USA, and add a little charm and nostalgia to any table setting. The front of the glass jar is embossed with a beehive and the words “1 POUND PURE HONEY”. The jar is sealed with a cork and has a wooden honey dipper and kraft label tied to the neck of the jar with twine. This raw honey gift makes an excellent housewarming gift as honey represents wealth and good fortune, which anyone in a new home needs! The muth jar honey also makes a great addition to a housewarming or wedding gift basket.
The last image is a picture of a half pound muth on the left and a 1 pound muth on the right.