WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATURAL WILD HONEY AND FLORAL HONEY?
Although both types of honey are collected from their natural environment, Natural Wild Honey is created when honeybees collect a mixture of floral nectars and tree sap. Floral Honey, however, is created purely from floral nectars.
WHAT IS NATURAL WILD HONEY?
Natural Wild Honey is honey harvested from natural honeycombs and packaged in its original form.
WHY IS NATURAL WILD HONEY SO PRECIOUS?
Each kilogramme of honey is the work of 1,278 honeybees flying up to 320,000 km to collect nectar from about 350 million flowers – that is the equivalent of travelling eight times around the planet!
WHAT ARE THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF NATURAL WILD HONEY?
Natural Wild Honey contains various vitamins, minerals, enzymes, carbohydrates, acids and proteins beneficial to the human body.
WHY DOES NATURAL WILD HONEY CONTAIN ENZYMES?
The enzymes in Natural Wild Honey come from the honeybees when they break the complex sugars in the nectar into simple sugars. These enzymes include amylase, catalytic, phosphatase and glucose oxidise. They aid in improving metabolic processes in our bodies.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NATURAL WILD HONEY AND FARMED HONEY? WHY DO THEY TASTE DIFFERENT?
|Difference||Natural Wild Honey||Farmy Honey|
|Processing||100% unprocessed||Honey goes through multiple processes|
|Packaging||Packed in glass||Packed in plastic|
|Water-soluble||100% soluble in water||Not 100% soluble in water|
|Nutrient Density||High density||Low density|
|Shell-Life||No expiry date||Has expiry date|
WHAT IS FLORAL HONEY?
Floral Honey is honey created purely from nectar. Coming in two main forms – monofloral (from one flower only) and polyfloral (from many flowers) – our floral honey collection contains popular options for gifts. Like Natural Wild Honey, these products have been collected from their natural habitat and are 100% unprocessed.
CAN NATURAL WILD HONEY HELP IN WEIGHT LOSS?
Adding Natural Wild Honey into your daily meals can prevent the accumulation of fat in your body. It can remove free radicals (waste) from your body and aid in restoring metabolic rates, improving bowel mobility, and balancing blood sugar.
HOW CAN I PREPARE WARM HONEY DRINKS?
We recommend you take about 40 g (approx. two tbsp) of Natural Wild Honey per day: 20 g in the morning and 20 g at night. Mix one tbsp of honey with warm water. Please ensure that your water does not exceed 70⁰C. The high heat may kill the nutrients found in the honey.
CAN WE ADD HONEY TO COLD DRINKS?
Yes, you can. We have even provided some delicious sample recipes for you to try.
WHY CAN’T WE USE METAL UTENSILS ON NATURAL WILD HONEY?
Metal causes the honey to oxidise upon contact, thus affecting its nutritional value and taste.
WHEN SHOULD WE CONSUME HONEY?
While it is recommended that honey should be consumed in the morning before breakfast, you can consume honey before and after exercise or after meals.
CAN WE CONSUME NATURAL WILD HONEY ON AN EMPTY STOMACH?
Yes, you can.
ARE THERE PRECAUTIONS WE SHOULD TAKE WHEN CONSUMING HONEY?
Yes. Do not take honey cold when you are suffering from a cough.
HOW ELSE CAN WE CONSUME HONEY?
You can mix honey with warm water (below 70⁰C). You can also consume honey directly, with fruit, or as a substitute for sugar in other food or drinks.
WHY DOES NATURAL WILD HONEY TASTE SWEET / SOUR / BITTER / ACERBIC?
Natural Wild Honey contains nectar from various origins. As our honey is unprocessed and completely natural with no additives added, you will enjoy a unique blend of flavours.
WHY DOES NATURAL WILD HONEY COME IN DIFFERENT COLOURS?
Honeybees collect nectar from different areas and plants, resulting in differing hues. Interestingly, the darker hues of Natural Wild Honey contain more minerals and have a stronger, more bitter taste.
HOW SHOULD I STORE MY HONEY?
Honey should be kept sealed in a glass container and in a dry environment. Please do not store honey in the fridge.
WHY DOES NATURAL WILD HONEY NOT HAVE AN EXPIRY DATE?
Honey will not go bad if it is kept in a sealed and dry environment.
WHY DOES HONEY CRYSTALLISE?
Most unheated, unfiltered honey crystallises. This is due to a natural phenomenon where the glucose separates from the concentrated honey. The glucose then loses water and crystallises, forming a lattice that traps other components of the honey in a semi-solid state.
IS CRYSTALLISED HONEY EDIBLE?
Yes, crystallised honey will remain edible. We recommend heating the crystallised honey until it returns to a liquid form for easier consumption.
WHAT IS THE WHITE, FOAMY LAYER ABOVE THE HONEY?
This is a common occurrence as Natural Wild Honey does not go through a heating process. The white layer is formed when air bubbles from the enzymes float to the top. Along the way, these bubbles trap pollen and create foam. This layer is also known as a pollen ring.
WHY IS NATURAL WILD HONEY PACKED IN GLASS AND NOT PLASTIC?
Glass is ideal to contain the good enzymes found in Natural Wild Honey. Conversely, plastic leaches into the food over time, and can affect the anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of the honey.
WHAT IS BIRD’S NEST?
Bird’s nest is the nest of the swiftlets or swallows who build their nests on the corners of mountains and in caves.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR BIRD’S NEST?
We harvest our bird’s nest from Indonesia, an ideal location for collecting Bird’s Nest of the highest quality.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMPERIAL BIRD’S NEST AND BIRD’S NEST PRODUCTS?
|Difference||Imperial Bird's Nest||Bird's Nest Products|
|Processing||Purely Handpicked||Chemically Bleached|
|Percentage of Impurities removed during processing||
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HANDPICKED AND CHEMICALLY PROCESSED BIRD’S NEST?
|Difference||Handpicked Bird's Nest||Chemically Processed Bird's Nest|
|Process||Cleaning and removing impurities by hand||Chemically Bleaching|
Low water content, lighter
High water content, heavier
|Texture||Dense and delicate after steaming for 30 minutes||Lumps still remain after steaming for 30 minutes|
|Duration||One skilled worker takes an average of 40 days to clean 1kg of Bird’s Nest, at 95% purity||Chemical bleaching allows a worker to clean 25 kg of Bird’s Nest on a daily basis|
|Reduction||Final product is 78–80% of the original size of the Bird’s Nest harvested||Final product is 99–98% of the original size of the Bird’s Nest harvested|
|Processing||No chemical treatment||Coagulants and other chemicals used|
|Shelf-Life||No expiry date||Has an expiry date|
|External Moisture||No water is added during transportation||Water is added to increase moisture during transportation|
|Colour||Glossy, colour is uneven||Pure white colour|
HOW IS GRADING DONE?
Each nest is graded using the following rubric to maintain quality, texture and taste.
(Pure, Superb, Delicate Scent)
(Yellowish, Mouthful, Bland)
(Greyish, Chewy, Unpleasant Scent)
|Shape||Super & Corner
(High in Nutrition, Heavenly Taste)
|Strip & Biscuit
(Low in Nutrition, Nice Taste)
|Thread & Broken
(Very Low in Nutrition Bland Taste)
|Weight||13 g||12 g||11 g||10 g||9 g||8g||7 g||6 g||3-5 g|
HOW MUCH BIRD’S NEST CAN I OBTAIN FROM ONE PIECE?
On average, one prepared piece of Bird’s Nest is sufficient for 4 servings.
HOW DO I PREPARE BIRD’S NEST?
To prepare good Bird’s Nest, soak a piece in water for about six hours. The Bird’s Nest should not break as it expands (Bird’s Nest that breaks is either treated, of lower quality, or not authentic). Then steam the Bird’s Nest for 30 minutes in the water you used to soak it in. You may add pandan leaves in the steamer to add aroma. You can also add honey to serve to boost the flavour.
HOW CAN WE CONSUME BIRD’S NEST?
After steaming bird’s nest, you can consume it hot, or chilled or warm with desserts, fruits, soups, or porridge.
DO BIRD’S NEST BISCUITS GIVE ME THE SAME BENEFITS?
Authentic bird’s nest must be curved. As bird’s nest biscuits are flat, you may be consuming bird’s nest that is either non-authentic or of lower quality.
HOW CAN I TELL IF THE BIRD’S NEST IS AUTHENTIC?
Bird’s nest must be curved and have a texture to it when it is cooked.
HOW CAN I JUDGE THE QUALITY OF BIRD’S NEST?
Quality bird’s nest has a delicate scent, an uneven colour, and low water content. When soaked, the bird’s nest should reach 6–8 times of its original size. Texture should remain even after steaming.