Acacia is known as one of the best variety of honey in the world. It mostly comes
from the black locust tree, which is a native of Europe and North America. It is
pale yellow in color and has a mild flavor which makes it a good choice for cooking.
Acacia has very low sucrose content and a high fructose level and is said to be
good for diabetics. It is also known for its curative properties as it cleanses
the liver and intestines and clears the respiratory system.
Alfalfa honey is extracted from the blue flowers of Sativa plant found mostly in
the US. It is light amber in color with a mild flavor and has a variety of health
benefits under its belt. It has various probiotic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal,
inflammatory assets that makes it a must have in most households. Alfalfa honey
also maintains blood sugar and hypoglycemia.
Aster is another widely available variety of sweet honey in the United States. Aster
is prone to quick crystallization but has a thick and smooth consistency and hence
is widely used in foods. It is very aromatic as well because of the tulip plants
it is extracted from, and hence very popular.
Not only is avocado as a fruit popular but its honey is even more sought-after for
its amazing health benefits. This honey, extracted by the bees from Avocado blossoms
is dark in color and a little smoky in taste. Not only it is full of minerals and
nutrients, Avocado honey abates skin moisturization and is a great antioxidant.
Basswood honey, a native of Canada, is known for its distinct and sharp flavor.
It is very light in color and is obtained from the blossoms of the Basswood tress
in the forests. Also known as Lime honey, Basswood is great for health benefits
that include curing sore throat, antibacterial infections and liver protection.
Beechwood or Honeydew honey is a native of dense forests of New Zealand and is extremely
popular worldwide. The aromatic honey is a known probiotic, that helps keep digestion
intact. Beechwood honey also has minerals and vitamins that help in keeping the
skin glowing and smooth.
Blue gum is a popular eucalyptus tree honey that has a rich flavor and lots of antioxidant
properties. It is amber in color and has a dense and thick texture which makes it
a popular bakery item as well. Blue gum honey is extracted from the floral emblem
of the forests of Tasmania known as eucalyptus globules and has a minty flavor,
which resembles that of a bubble gum.
Blueberry as a plant is cross sterile and self-sterile and hence it depends heavily
on bees to transfer the pollen. The honey made from the flavor-rich fruit is heavy
on taste and color. Blueberry honey is used mostly as syrup on pancakes even though
it has several medicinal properties as well.
Buckwheat honey is unusually dark in color and thick in consistency with a strong
taste. It is used mostly for medicinal purpose like colds and coughs. It is a natural
way to beat infections and viruses.
Clover honey is harvested from the nectar of Clover trees which is mild and frail
in floral flavor and ranges in colors from dark to light amber. Clover honey is
also high on antioxidants and helps in eliminating harmful bacteria and other cancer-causing
radicals from the body. Clover is an antiseptic and helps in treating sore throats
and external wounds.
Bees love dandelions and hence they produce a huge quantity of Dandelion honey annually.
The honey is filled with the power of minerals, vitamins, iron and potassium. It
also contains flavonoids that are health boosters. The honey works as a diuretic
and mild laxative and also improves digestion.
Eucalyptus honey is both dark and light in consistency and has a strong, woody flavor
which is very popular. Despite having low mineral content, Eucalyptus honey is high
on enzymes, which help in digestion. Its major health benefits include fighting
against infections of respiratory organs and urinary tract and boosts immunity.
Fireweed honey helps in boosting a strong immune system and heals many internal
problems. It has excellent flavor and its color depends on the kind of flowers it
is extracted from. It is said to be a major healer against skin diseases and infections
by fighting against boils, blisters and other inflammations.
Having a great taste, Heather honey is very popular among the young population.
One can top it up with an ice cream as well as with a strong flavored cheese. And
apart from the taste, the honey is also known for its health profits. It is also
an important ingredient in Scotland to make malts and whiskeys
Iron bark honey is warm, buttery and very sweet in taste. It has a beautiful, light
golden color and a smooth, runny texture. Extracted from the Iron Bark tree, the
honey is a native of Australia.
Jarrah honey is extracted from Australian native Eucalyptus Marginata tree and is
hugely popular. It is a light amber color honey with a light, nutty flavor. Apart
from its amazing flavor, Jarrah honey also boasts of various medicinal properties
that include keeping diabetes at check.
The yellowish Leatherwood honey, found exclusively in Tasmania region of Australia
has a delicious, musky taste. It is low on acidity and is used mainly in Tasmania
to cure hangovers. It also detoxifies liver and is used for treatment in cuts and
burns. The Leatherwood is low on vitamins and hence is used mostly for external
Linden honey is extracted from Linden flowers that are very aromatic. The honey
has a rich flavour and a number of health benefits that include antibacterial and
antiviral properties and keeping the liver in a good position. Being a native of
Europe, Linden honey is citrusy in taste and has a mild flavour.
Macadamia honey is a very popular, nutty tasting honey that has enormous health
benefits as well. Extracted from Macadamia trees, the honey has a sublime flavor
and is mild amber in color. It is also packed with antioxidants and flavonoids.
Manuka honey is extracted from the Manuka tree, natives of New Zealand and Australia.
It is mostly a raw, organic honey that helps mostly in the cure and treatment of
Herpes. It is commonly sold as alternative medicine, mostly used for its antibacterial
properties. It is dark brownish in color with strong and earthy flavor.
Orange blossom honey has a unique yet distinct flavor which makes it very popular.
It is known for medicinal properties that increases and boosts the body’s immune
system. It is full of anti-allergy, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties
Also known as fir tree honeydew honey, it is very beneficial for health both internally
as well as externally. The honey is extracted from the Pine or fir trees in the
United States as well as Europe. Insects that live on these trees secrete a sweet,
sticky substance which is picked up by the bees and transformed into honey. Pine
tree honey is also known for its healing and energizing properties.
Sage is among the most flavorful honey available today. It has a unique taste and
color and is extracted from widely used Sage plant which is a well-known herb. It
is widely used as an astringent and has both warming and cooling effects.
Sourwood honey comes from the widely-known Sourwood trees of Georgia. It is light
amber in color and crystallizes very slowly. It is very aromatic and has a woody,
spicy flavor resembling that of anise. Sourwood honey is widely used as an astringent
and works magic to make skin look younger and softer.
Tulip Poplar honey is dark amber in color and has a rich texture and smoky flavor.
And because of its flavor it is used as a popular ingredient in many meat dishes
across US and Europe. Extracted from the tall Tulip Poplar trees of North America,
the honey is also a hit in baking recipes, as cheese accompaniments and vinaigrette
Tupelo honey is very fragrant, sweet-smelling honey with spicy flavor. It is produced
by bees from the flowers of Tupelo trees. Used mostly as an astringent, the Tupelo
honey is one of the sweetest varieties of honey because of its high fructose content.
It is also known as "Champagne" or "Queen of Honey".