Honey 101: The Different Types and Their Flavor Profiles

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Honey is a delicious natural sweetener that has been used for thousands of years for its health benefits. But there are different types of honey, each with its unique flavor.

Honey 101: The Different Types and Their Flavor Profiles

Here’s a guide describing the different kinds of honey and their taste.

  • Clover Honey. You’re probably familiar with clover honey that comes from the nectar of clover flowers. Its flavor is mild with floral undertones. Clover honey can be used to sweeten tea, coffee, and baked goods.
  • Manuka Honey. Produced in New Zealand, it is known for its antibacterial properties. It has a slightly bitter taste with a hint of caramel and a lingering aftertaste. Manuka honey is often used as a natural remedy for sore throats.
  • Acacia Honey. This honey comes from the nectar of acacia trees and is known for its delicate flavor. It has a mild sweetness with a subtle vanilla-like aroma.
  • Wildflower Honey. Made from the nectar of various wildflowers, it has a complex flavor profile that can vary depending on the location and time of year it was produced. It has a sweet and floral taste with earthy undertones.
  • Buckwheat Honey. This honey has a robust flavor. It has a bold, molasses-like taste with a hint of bitterness and a lingering aftertaste. People use buckwheat honey to remedy coughs and colds.
  • Orange Blossom Honey. Produced from the nectar of orange blossoms, it has a light, citrusy flavor.

At The Benton Boutique, we have gourmet and artisan foods, including a selection of local honeys. Come by the shop to browse our latest offerings.