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Honey Flavor Profiles

Honey Bee Honey Flavor Profiles

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Honey - like wine, takes on the flavor profiles of regional flowers and plant life. So while honeybees are pollinating, making a vital impact on scenery and food sources, they are also collecting a palette of pollen and nectar for creating the wonderful floral notes produced in honey.

Strong bodied, mellow, earthy, citrusy, woodsy, heavy or light, like wine, honey becomes a tasteful bouquet of the landscape from which it began.

Here at Bennett's Honey Farm we offer a wonderful selection of Topanga Quality Honey.

 

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Avocado Honey  is known for its thick, rich, molasses-like taste. It is made from the nectar of the blossoms of the California avocado plant.

Avocado Honey makes a great substitute for sugar or molasses and is delightful drizzled over fruits, cakes pies and ice cream.

Because of its versatility in taste, it can even be used as a glaze for salmon, beef, pork, chicken and grilled vegetables; and combined with virgin olive oil and mustard, creates a unique taste that can be added to salads and freshly baked breads.

 

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Blueberry Honey is typically light amber in color, has a smooth, full, well-rounded fruity flavor with a slight tang. Made from the nectar taken from the tiny white flowers of the blueberry bushes in Stockton, California.  

Blueberry Honey is a great table honey for pancakes, waffles, muffins, nut breads and cereals. It pairs well with Ricotta cheese accompanied with toasted pine nuts.

 

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Buckwheat is tasty on toast, but its strong nutty and spicy flavor makes it perfect for marinades. Dark and full-bodied, Buckwheat Honey has been found to contain more antioxidant compounds than some lighter honeys. Produced from the nectar of the buckwheat blossoms of the buckwheat plant. 

Buckwheat honey pairs well with fresh figs, Stilton (Blue Cheeses), Parmigiano-Reggiano, a tangy Cheddar, Comté, Gruyère, and other strong alpine aged cheeses. Pair with grapefruit for an excellent palette cleanser. Can also be used in making barbecue sauces.

 

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Cactus Honey is a beautiful golden color featuring a unique thick granulated texture. Produced from the nectar of the blossoms of California's Mesquite plant.

 

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Clover Honey is the classic honey having a, light mild taste of sweetness and floral. Depending on the location and type of source clover, clover honey varies in color from water white to light amber to amber.

Clover Honey pairs well with salty Italian Pecorino, creamy English Lancashire, alpine and blue cheeses; or just drizzle it over tapioca pudding with cardamom and pecans (think butter-pecan ice cream).

Can also be used as an alternative sweetener in teas and lemonade.( Mix lemon with honey then add water.)

 

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Eucalyptus Honey has just a hint of menthol flavor in it, making it perfect for stirring into tea. Varying greatly in color and flavor but tends to be a stronger flavored honey with a slight medicinal scent.

 

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Hawaiian Honey is a wonderful tropical blend from the nectar of the Lehua flowers and Kiawe Tree Blossoms on the Big Island of Hawaii. Golden in color and thick and creamy in texture makes it a great spreadable treat on toasted bread and baked goods. A delightfully rich flavor profile you will not soon forget!

 

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 Orange Blossom Honey is usually light in color and mild to moderate in flavor.

But watch out - much of the orange blossom honey on the market is artificially flavored. Real orange blossom honey is mild to moderate and citrus-scented. Our Orange Honey is made from the nectar of the blossoms from California orange trees. 

Orange Blossom Honey is a versatile honey that can be used in a variety of culinary applications like baking, glazes and salad dressings. It pairs well with creamy cheeses like Ricotta, goat cheese, Gruyere, Brie or Feta as well as fresh pineapple, fruit or crumpets.

A popular alternative sweetener in teas and lemonade. ( Mix lemon with honey then add water.)

 

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Sage Honey is light in color, heavy bodied and has a mild but delightful flavor. It is extremely slow to granulate, making it a favorite among honey packers for blending with other honeys to slow down granulation. 

Sage Honey pairs well with salty Fontina and Manchego cheese. Great for use in creating marinades for chicken dishes. A popular alternative sweetener for milder herbal and green teas.

 

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 Wildflower Honey is light and fruity yet richly flavored at the same time. Often used to describe honey from miscellaneous and undefined flower sources Wildflower Honey can change in color, aroma and flavor profile because every region has its own unique flower source.  

Wildflower Honey pairs well with a strong blue cheese like Valdeon, Ricotta Salata and a red wine such as Chianti. It is also a wonderful treat drizzled over freshly sliced figs and walnuts.

 

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 Gallberry Honey has the same flavor profile as Sage Honey which is light in color, heavy bodied and has a mild but delightful flavor.   

Gallberry Honey pairs well with goat, salty Fontina and Manchego cheeses. Great for use in creating marinades for chicken dishes. A popular alternative sweetener for milder herbal and green teas.

 

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Raw Honeycomb 

Pairing creamy cheeses with honeycomb not only looks beautiful on a cheese board, but it tastes delicious. Honey bee honeycombs are so amazingly constructed that you can spread cheese right on top.

 

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