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How Sweet It Is: Herbal Honeys

What else could be any better than golden, gooey honey? Herbal honey — a magical elixir born of the marriage of tradition and modern science, where wild bee ambrosia meets leaf and flower of the field.

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infusions of HERBS and SPICES in honey
buy bulk rose petals

rose petals, whole

Rose petals have astringent activity and contain at least 20 phenolic compounds, including ellagitannins and several anthocyanins. In addition to this combination producing flavorful honey to make spreads or sweeten foods, use it in skin care formulas.

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lavender, whole

Lavender blossoms contain 100 active chemicals, among them limonene, camphor, coumarins, tannins and triterpenes. Lavender-infused honey is wonderful on the skin, as well as drizzled over ice cream, chocolate desserts and fresh fruit, or added to cake batter to add flavor and retain moisture.

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buy bulk sage

sage, whole

Sage contains 1,8-cineole (also known as eucalyptol), an ingredient in many cough suppressants. Honey infused with sage makes a great syrup on its own, or is soothing combined with lemon juice and stirred into tea.

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buy bulk cinnamon pieces

cinnamon pieces, cut & sifted

This spice owes its aroma and flavor to dozens of aromatic compounds, including eugenol. Honey enhanced with cinnamon is delicious stirred into tea, added to baked goods, drizzled over pancakes or hot cereals.

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buy bulk star anise

star anise, whole

Star Anise gets its flavor from anethole, the same compound found in anise. It also contains shikimic acid, a component of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu). This honey-spice pairing adds warm, spicy flavor to cereals, tea blends, baked goods, liquors (it’s an ingredient in Galliano) and cocktails.

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buy bulk vanilla

vanilla bean, whole

The complex aroma and flavor of vanilla — somewhat floral and bourbon-like — is due to more than 250 compounds in the seeds, most notably vanillin. Honey infused with vanilla is extraordinary in just about anything you would use honey for, including hair and skin care.

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try some HERBAL HONEY recipes
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