Honey: Nature's Sweet Sugar Substitute
Applied in medicine and the culinary arts for thousands of years, honey is a sweet liquid produced from bee pollen. It is a popular sugar substitute that will add brightness to everything from a cup of tea to barbecue sauce. Explore the different types of honey, from golden acacia honey to raw honeycomb, at Supermarket Italy’s online gourmet food store.
Uses for Honey
Honey is a sugar substitute useful for both cooking and self-care. Combine honey with hot water and lemon for a soothing sore throat remedy, or mix with yogurt for a DIY face mask. Honey is also an essential ingredient in Greek desserts, such as the honey-soaked baklava. Drizzle sweet and mild acacia honey on top of a bowl of freshly strained yogurt for a little bowl of heaven. Along with sweet treats and delights, honey can be mixed with herbs and used as a glaze for meats — especially hot honey from brands like Tutto Calabria and Beez Bounty! For a charcuterie board that stands out, place raw honeycomb with Manchego, goat cheese, or a creamy blue.
What kinds of honey can I buy?
Shop for honey at Supermarket Italy and get ready to 'bee' creative in the kitchen! The flavor and color of honey all depend on the plants from which the bee pollen derives, so there are a variety of types to choose from. Acacia honey is light in color and mild in taste and aroma, and will be excellent for breakfast foods and drizzling into tea. There is also orange blossom honey, with a sweeter taste and citrus notes, and darker chestnut honey that is rich with flavors of molasses.