Written By Reggie Moore / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Currently, the market is full of different varieties of honey, and each type has its flavor, color, and taste. Most people categorize the different honey types based on their flower source; however, even if you extract the different honey from the same location and flower, the taste would be different.
Lighter-colored honey has a milder taste compared to dark-colored honey. Some types of honey are so sweet that you can consume them raw, while others are perfect for baking. Others help fight infection and heal wounds, while others treat sore throats and high blood pressure conditions. Here are the different kinds of honey and what they do.
Acacia honey is among the most popular varieties due to its pure flavor and floral accents. It also has low glucose levels and high amounts of fructose; hence, it does not crystallize quickly, and most diabetic individuals can use it.
Acacia has a high amount of flavonoids, an antioxidant that fights various types of cancer and heart disease. The ingredient of acacia honey is hydrogen peroxide, which fights resistant germs. Its antibacterial power helps people to prevent skin conditions such as acne.
Clover is among the most popular honey types that originated from Canada and New Zealand. It is sweet and floral; however, the aftertaste is a bit sour.
Currently, clover honey is harvested in different parts of the world, and the properties vary based on the source. It has antioxidant properties, phenolic acids which support the nervous system, and flavonols that support heart and lung function. This honey variety is delicious for sauces, dressings, and baking.
Manuka honey is a strong antibacterial agent. It originated from New Zealand and is harvested from a tea tree bush flower. It effectively treats stomach ulcers, colds, acne and pimples, indigestion, and sore throat. This honey has a strong aftertaste that remains for a while and comes in different taste varieties depending on the source.
Alfalfa is harvested from blue or purple blossoms and is mainly produced in the United States and Canada. It has a mild taste and floral aroma, and its color is light. People use alfalfa honey for baking due to its sweet and mild taste. Others combine it with other ingredients such as lemonade, tea, and milkshakes.
Basswood is a type of honey that is popular for its characteristic white color, biting taste, and unique malleability quality. You can extract Basswood honey from cream Basswood flowers found in North America. It has a wood-like, fresh, and pleasant taste. You can mix it with a variety of teas and use it to make marinades and salad dressings.
This type of honey is harvested from avocado flowers in California. It is dark-colored with a buttery and rich flavor. People use it to make tasty condiments or salad dressings by mixing it with other ingredients. Avocado honey is an antibacterial agent; hence, it's used to treat anemia and as a skin moisturizer.
Aster honey has a sweet smell and smooth and thick consistency. It is light-colored and is mainly extracted from the United States. It crystallizes quite fast compared to other honey varieties and is sweeter when used as a natural sweeter in desserts and drinks.
There are hundreds of different types of honey in the world. Discussed above are just a few of them and what they are used for. Before purchasing honey, it is good to know the reason why you want to use it. For instance, if you have diabetes, you might consider taking acacia honey with low glucose levels. Other types are perfect for baking and making desserts, while others are antibacterial.
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Reggie Moore is a freelance writer and proto-entrepreneur. When not trying to tinker with a new process or idea, Reggie can usually be found saying the words “Well, actually…” to an unsuspecting bystander.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.