Honey is the natural product made by bees, after collecting nectar from flowers and bringing it back to the hive for food.
Why do bees make honey?
They collect nectar from flowers to create honey which is stored for food and energy.
How do bees make honey?
Bees convert nectar into honey through digestive enzymes and evaporation (fanning).
Is all honey the same?
Not at all. In the U.S. alone there are more than 300 unique types of honey, each originating from a different floral source. The color, flavor and even aroma of honey differs, depending on the nectar of flowers visited.
How long does honey last?
When stored properly, honey can last indefinitely. Over time, honey tends to crystallize naturally.
Why is some honey heated?
Due to its high viscosity, heat is necessary to aid in the commercial packaging of honey.
Is local honey better?
American bees can only produce about 25% of the annual demand for honey in the U.S. Honey is a global business by necessity, ensuring consistent supply.
What is organic honey?
Organic honey complies with USDA guidelines relating to beekeeper practices around hive maintenance and location relative to commercial agriculture.
What is agave?
Agave syrup or agave nectar is a natural sweetener from Mexico, made from the agave plant.
Where is agave grown?
The agave plant grows in specific areas of Mexico. Each plant takes 7-14 years to mature and is pollinated by hummingbirds, bees, and bats.
Are there different varieties of agave?
There are 2 primary varieties of agave plants: Blue Weber and Salmiana. These varieties are also used to make tequila and mescal liquor.
How is agave processed?
Once mature, the leaves are removed to reveal the core (pina). The nectar is expressed from the pina, filtered, and processed to create agave syrup.
What is agave used for?
Agave syrup is a natural sweetener that is commonly used as a substitute for sugar, honey, or artificial sweeteners. It can also be used in the following: beverages, dairy, baked goods, cereals, confectionery, granolas, dairy, dietary supplements.
What does agave syrup taste like?
Agave syrup is neutral flavor, vegan natural sweetener.
Is agave sweeter than sugar?
Agave syrup sweetens ~25% more than processed sugar.
What is molasses?
Molasses is the viscous liquid left behind after sugar is removed from sugarcane or sugar beet juice, and is best known for creating brown sugar.
Where is molasses from?
Sweet Harvest Foods molasses comes from sugar cane which is a tropical grass that flourishes in hot, wet climates.
How is molasses produced?
Sugar cane (a perennial grass) is harvested every year in the fall. During harvest it’s stripped of leaves. The juice is extracted, usually by cutting, crushing or mashing, then boiled.
What’s the difference between golden and blackstrap molasses?
Golden molasses is the result of the early boilings of sugar cane. It is sweeter, lighter in color, and has a higher sugar content. Blackstrap molasses is the result of the later boilings of sugar cane. It is darker in color, has a lower sugar count and has a stronger more robust flavor.
What is molasses used for?
Molasses is best known for creating brown sugar and used in baked goods, candies, baked beans, barbeque sauce, marinades, desserts, cookies and pies.
Does molasses fall under CA Prop 65?
Molasses is a product that falls under the California Proposition 65 law, for more information on that please click here
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