Raw honey is unprocessed and is thought to contain helpful and nutritious elements that are not contained in Pasteurized honey. (Pasteurized honey is heated to a certain point then sealed and cooled to make it safe to store) Many people believe pasteurization is often unnecessary to store honey, as it already contains anti-microbial properties which protect it from spoilage and benefit the immune system. It's worth noting that if honey is cooked at high enough temperatures, the sugar will begin to caramelize. (turning dark brown and eventually burning) So it may not really be honey anymore at that point as much as caramel.
Honey contains more than 180 different substances the complex interrelation of which makes artificial production of honey impossible. The composition and nutritional value of honey differ in relation to the floral sources honeybees have visited. For example, recent research supports the claim that dark coloured honeys have larger amounts of antioxidants. The inorganic contents of honey, minerals and other trace elements, play a significant role in human metabolism and nutrition. Owing to its choline content, honey is appreciated as an excellent tonic and helps people suffering from constipation and other enteric problems. (38.2% fructose, 31.0% glucose,17.1% water, 7.2% maltose, 4.2% trisaccharides & other carbohydrates, 1.5% sucrose, 0.5% minerals, vitamins, enzymes)
It's an amazing medicine. For many ailments that taste wonderful. Even small children love the taste of Pure Honey. It's a booster for a large number of recipes. In any recipe that calls for granulated sugar you can substitute with Pure Honey. Simple use less amounts of Pure Honey. Your taste buds will let you decide when you have reached the amount you are happy with. 3/4 cup of Pure Honey = 1 cup of sugar as a rule of thumb. However, depending on where the bees are foraging you may want to add a little or subtract a little, it really depends on each individual. Pure Honey, nature's gold.