What is Japanese unheated honey?
Unheated honey is honey that has not been heated or warmed after honey collection. Most commercially available honey is heat-treated. Inquiries are increasing because there are few honeys labeled as heated or unheated, and consumers cannot judge.
All honey is unheated and raw honey if it is bottled straight from the harvest. So why did the word unheated honey come out?
Ayurveda probably has something to do with it. Ayurveda is Indian traditional medicine. It is famous for its massage for improving one's physical condition, and there are now many salons specializing in it even in Japan. In fact, it has a wide range of academic systems, not just medicine.
When I was listening to an Ayurvedic lecture before, I still remember what the Ayurvedic doctor said. "Honey becomes poisonous when heated." It is speculated that people who study alternative medicine such as Ayurveda and aroma demanded unheated honey, and as a result, it became popular.
Nowadays, there is a growing interest in nature and health. Naturally, people who exercise and self-manage their bodies are also very careful about food. Under such circumstances, there is a demand for raw honey that is safe, and has not been heat-treated without adding anything.