Raw Buckwheat Honey
Raw buckwheat honey
from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company has not been heated, filtered, blended
or processed. All of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins,
amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the
same condition as they were in the hive.
No pesticides or herbicides are used in our apiaries and although
we do not call it organic, our honey
buckwheat honey is about as organic as you
can get from The United States:
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From about July through
thru October, we place hives in buckwheat fields on both slopes and the surrounding area of the Central
Mohawk Valley and Finger Lakes region of New York.
Raw Buckwheat Honey -
1lb Glass Jar...$10.00
Raw buckwheat honey has a deep, dark brown color, strong,
pungent, molasses like earthy
flavor and is high in
mineral content and antioxidant compounds.
benefits of buckwheat honey are
many and well known; however, if you are planning to buy
buckwheat honey for its health-benefits, it must be raw. Heating honey
(pasteurization) destroys the all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis,
vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics.
Honey that has been heated and filtered is called liquid, regular
or commercial honey.
"But if raw honey
is so good for you, and heating it kills all the good stuff, why
The reason is that the majority of Americans prefer the
convenience of being able to spoon, pour or squeeze honey from a
bottle onto their cereal or into their tea.
In addition, liquid or regular honey is clearer, easier to
measure or spread than raw honey and many people think that
honey that has crystallized is spoiled so they discard it. Honey
that has been heated and filtered will not crystallize as fast
as raw honey.
specialize in raw buckwheat honey, we also offer regular
buckwheat honey for those who
Buckwheat is neither a grass nor wheat, but is a fruit related
to rhubarb and is one of the first crops cultivated in the
United States. Dutch colonists brought buckwheat to North
America where they planted it along the Hudson River. Buckwheat
was sometimes called beechwheat, because its seeds
look like small beech nuts.
Buckwheat was an important crop in the U.S. until the demand
declined in the 1960's. Today, it is primarily grown in Northern states
such as New York, which is where our buckwheat apiaries are
Buckwheat seeds are also used or making gluten free flour and
buckwheat blossoms are an excellent source of nectar and
blooming can continue well into the autumn.
Buckwheat hulls are used as
filling for pillows and
zafu. The hulls are durable and do not
conduct or reflect heat as much as synthetic fills and they are
an excellent substitute to feathers for people with allergies.
buckwheat hull pillows made
with uncleaned and unprocessed hulls contain high levels of
allergens that may trigger an asthma attack in those who are at