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Unpasteurized honey

Is it ok to have unpasteurized honey in tea? Once it's melted is it safe to have?
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Personally I wouldn't risk it. The risks far outweigh the benefits, especially as you can get pasteurised honey instead.
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Honey is actually just fine for you to have. The problem with honey is that it contains bacterial spores (which are going to be there if it's pasteurized or not because that doesn't kill them). If honey is given to a baby, these bacteria can start to grow in your baby's intestines because there aren't a lot of natural bacteria there in the first year or so of life.  For an adult, you have plenty of bacteria in your gut that can out compete them and there is no problem. Those bacteria are not going to get into your blood stream and hurt your fetus.

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