Quantum Quality Honey

Quantum Quality Honey

Australian honey is the premium choice for honey for its clean, green and most delicious pure source of honey in the world.

We do not add any preservatives, sugars, syrups and extenders, artificial flavourings or colourings. Our honey is 100% pure and natural and completely unadulterated and unblended.

Try some of our honey and taste the pure goodness nature intended. Our products are sold in a variety of containers to suit your requirements.

David Oliver extracting honey

Benefits of Honey

Benefits of Honey

Raw honey is the concentrated nectar of flowers that comes straight from the extractor; it is the only unheated, pure, unpasteurized, unprocessed honey. This type of honey contains ingredients similar to those found in fruits, which become alkaline in the digestive system. It doesn’t ferment in the stomach and it can be used to counteract acid indigestion. Raw honey is the healthiest choice amongst the various forms of honey as it has the most nutritional value and contains amylase, an enzyme concentrated in flower pollen which helps predigest starchy foods like breads and cereals.

Most of the honey found in the supermarket is not raw honey but “commercial” regular honey, which has been pasteurized (heated at 70 degrees Celsius or more, followed by rapid cooling) and filtered so that it looks cleaner and smoother, more appealing on the shelf, and easier to handle and package. Pasteurization kills any yeast cell in the honey and prevents fermentation. It also slows down the speed of crystallization in liquid honey. On the downside, when honey is heated, its delicate aromas, yeast and enzymes which are responsible for activating vitamins and minerals in the body system are partially destroyed. Hence, raw honey is assumed to be more nutritious than honey that has undergone heat treatment.

Characterised by fine textured crystals, raw honey looks milkier and contains particles and flecks made of bee pollen honeycomb bits, and propolis. Raw and unfiltered honey is relatively low in moisture content (14% to 18%) and has a high antioxidant level. It will usually granulate and crystallize to a margarine-like consistency after a month or two. It is great for spreading on bread and waffles, dissolve it in hot coffee or tea, or use it for cooking and baking.

Nutritional Value of Honey

Nutritional Value of Honey

Research has shown that people who eat honey have higher levels of polyphenols in their blood indicating that honey has antioxidant properties. In fact one unique antioxidant called “pinocembrin” is only found in honey.

Honey is the only sweetener that isn’t artificially made and has healing effects.

Honey reduces fatty accumulations in our cardiovascular system. Unlike refined table sugar or sucrose, honey does not ferment in our stomach to pose any danger of bacterial invasion. It is simplest form of sugar that cannot be further broken down, passing directly from the small intestine into the blood stream without causing any irritation to our digestive system as sucrose does. It has a ratio of 1:1 fructose to glucose which means it is the most ideal fuel for burning our body fat stores during sleep.

Bees collect nectar and pollen from plants for food. They make honey from the nectar. Pollen is their sole protein source (honey bees are vegetarians) and they use it to make food for their young.

A good apiary will be in full sun, facing south or southeast. There should be some protection to the north, such as a line of trees or brush, a nearby source of water, vehicle access, and plenty of bee-friendly plants within about a half mile radius. It’s best if the apiary is not in an area with lots of human traffic because, although honey bees are remarkably gentle, a bee flying out of the hive and right into someone’s hair or clothing is likely to panic and perhaps sting.

Most commercial honey on supermarket shelves is heated to high temperatures to delay crystallization (a natural process where the honey gets solid and ‘crunchy’ but is unchanged in quality) and forced through microfilters to remove every trace of pollen and propolis, substances which may have beneficial health benefits. Buying local honey not only helps your local beekeeper stay in business but also gives you the best and tastiest honey, made from local floral sources, which many people feel can help with allergies. Also, by buying your neighborhood beekeeper’s handmade beeswax candles and other beeswax products, you can help reduce indoor air pollution (beeswax candles emit air-scrubbing negative ions), help the bees by helping their keeper, and add a sweetly fragranced ambience to your next candlelit dinner, all in one fell swoop!