Honey Varieties

Have you ever wondered why honey tastes different and is available in different varieties and flavours? There are more than 300 types of nectar sources collected by bees worldwide. Learn more about honey varieties and become an expert!

Honey buffs like me are always eager to discover new honey varieties and understand their characteristics and nuances so as to be able to cleverly use and apply them for different food combinations. I love,

differentiating the subtle flavors among the varietals and experiencing the distinct floral varietals from the shops, online stores, direct from the farms when I travel. Thanks to my friends, they have also brought me honey samples back from countries they visit, such as Bulgaria, Romania, Sweden, Estonia, Uganda, etc. Many varieties are somehow unavailable in

Nevertheless, I’m still far from being an expert in honey varietals; with literally thousands of distinct varietals worldwide, and hundreds in some countries, what I’ve seen so far is only the tip of the iceberg. Discovering the different aromatic flavors of honey is an exciting never-ending journey!

Here’s an account on some of the varieties of honey that I have tasted and learned about (not in order of my preference but in alphabetical order):

Acacia, a light and clear honey made from nectar collected from the blossoms of Robinia pseudoacacia, also known as Black Locust in North America and Europe. It is one of the most popular and sweetest honey varieties because of its mild delicate floral taste. It can remain in a liquid state for a long period of time due to its high concentration of fructose. Because of its low sucrose content, it is a great choice for diabetics. Known for its therapeutic action,


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