Fermented Garlic Honey

For Cold & Flu Season

Fermented garlic honey is a wonderful concoction that combines the medicinal properties of garlic and raw honey. Garlic honey is an immune-boosting powerhouse that you will definitely want to have on hand during cold and flu season!

So what is it?

Raw honey has natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Other benefits include:

Benefits of Raw Honey

1. Nutrient-Rich 2. Natural Sweetener 3. Antioxidant Properties 4. Would healing 5. Cough & Sore Throat relief 6. Skin health

Besides being great to cook with, garlic is incredible for your health. In fact, one study showed that eating garlic regularly has been linked with reducing or even preventing heart disease, stroke, cancer and infections

Health Benefits of Garlic

The fermenting process involves exposing garlic to the enzymes in honey, which produces tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide. This probiotic environment makes the nutritional and medicinal benefits even more potent and helps your body to absorb them easier.

Why Fermented?

To  Make Fermented Garlic Honey

You will need:

Fresh whole garlic cloves – choose organic for the best quality. Pure raw honey - The honey needs to be raw and unpasteurized honey to preserve its natural properties. 1 Glass mason jar - any size works. 

Peel your garlic cloves. You will want to slightly “bruise” the cloves to better activate the allicin and release some of the garlic “juice” for fermentation. 

Step 1:

Place the garlic cloves in the clean glass jar.

Step 2:

Pour honey over the garlic until it’s completely covered, leaving some space at the top of the jar. Some of the garlic may float to the top, and that’s okay.

Step 3:

Place a lid on the jar, and flip it upside a few times to and make sure the honey has completely covered all the garlic cloves.

Step 4:

Loosen the lid, and store it in a cool, dark place at room temperature. You want to keep the lid loose so that air can escape during the fermentation process.

Step 5:

Flip the jar upside down once a day (tighten the lid first!) to make sure the garlic is submerged.

Step 6:

Allow the honey garlic to ferment about 4-6 weeks for optimal medicinal properties. You can eat the garlic honey at any point during this time though!

Step 7:

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