Honey Facts

Raw Natural Honey

Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by honey bees and derived from the nectar of flowers. According to the United States National Honey Board and various international food regulations, “honey stipulates a pure product that does not allow for the addition of any other substance…this includes, but is not limited to, water or other sweeteners”.

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Honey’s Distinctive Flavor

Honey is significantly sweeter than table sugar and has attractive chemical properties for baking. Honey has a distinctive flavor which leads some people to prefer it over sugar and other sweeteners. The study of pollen and spores in raw honey can determine floral sources of honey.

A main effect of bees collecting nectar to make honey is pollination, which is crucial for flowering plants. The beekeeper encourages overproduction of honey within the hive so that the excess can be taken without endangering the bees. When sources of foods for the bees are short the beekeeper may have to give the bees supplementary nutrition.

Honey In Your Recipes

Substituting Honey in your recipe is easy!

  • Replace up to one half of the granulated sugar called for in any recipe with honey. With a little experimenting, honey can replace all the sugar in some recipes.
  • Reduce the liquid called for in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used.
  • Add 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used in baking goods.
  • Reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees to prevent over-browning when honey is added.

Honey Storage Tips

Storing Honey is simple and convenient!

  • Store honey at room temperature. NEVER refrigerate.
  • Keep in a well-sealed container. Honey can draw moisture and dust from the air.
  • If honey crystallizes, place the container in warm water and stir until the crystals dissolve.
  • Or, just use the honey in granulated form. It’s great in coffee or hot tea…just stir it in.

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