Most people think of liquid when they think of honey. But did you also know honey can come in a dried and whipped/cremed form?
Honey’s three forms give the ingredient even more versatility in its flavor and functionality.
Liquid Honey: This is the most common type of honey in general, and is extracted from the honey comb by centrifugal force, gravity or straining. Liquid honey is free of visible crystals.
Dried Honey: This type of honey is derived from pure liquid honey, but includes processing aids and other ingredients, such as bran. To make this type of honey, liquid honey is dried to a low moisture content and converted to a free-flowing product. Dried honey must contain more than 50% honey, and comes in powders, flakes and granules.
Whipped / Cremed Honey: To create this sweet form of honey, liquid honey is whipped into a crystallized state, resembling a spread like butter or jelly.
Honey bees are amazing insects, responsible for not only pollinating so many crops we rely on for food, but also for making delicious honey!
Did you also know…
There are 10,000 species of bees. Only one species produces honey.
15 mph is the top speed of some honey bees.
Honey bees can flap their wings 12,000 times per minute.
A worker bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
18 Rabbits, San Francisco, Calif., opened with the mission to empower consumers with real nourishment and pure food choices.
The company’s new Jr. bars are portioned to fit smaller appetites with the same big flavor. They’re a great choice for packing in a child’s lunch or just taking to the park. The bars come in four flavors: Mango Strawberry, Chocolate Banana, Chocolate Cherry, and Cranberry Apricot. Ingredients include whole rolled oats, honey, sunflower oil, maple syrup, pumpkin seeds and other wonderfully natural ingredients you can feel good about giving to your little snackers.