Posted on September 13, 2018
The truth is, not all honey is the same. There are a great variety of these sweet nectar products around in the market yet unfortunately, most honey consumers never had the opportunity to be introduced to the different types available.
In fact, we recently published a post to raise awareness on a misconception some consumers have about a non-existent term in the honey industry and the myths people have around it.
Today, we want to focus on another topic dear to our hearts, our wide selection of honey products and some facts you should know about the honey you’re consuming.
How Our Honey Products Are Named
When we were young, the type of honey is probably the last thing we ever thought about. To many of us, honey was simply the sticky sweet liquid we drizzle on a biscuit or we mix with lemon water for a soothing drink.
Instead, these days, you’ll find a whole range of honey names, many of which you’re not familiar with and why they’re different.
Heading down to our online honey catalogue, you’ll see a large collection of honey products. In most cases, you’ll notice a series of terms used to describe each product.
Take our GloryBee Raw Buckwheat Blossom Honey, at a first glance, the name may appear to be quite long. But once you understand the naming convention, it will all start making sense.
If we were to give it a formula, it would look like this:
[Brand Name] [Monofloral/Multifloral] Honey [Weight]
But wait, what does monofloral and multifloral mean?
Most people are familiar with Manuka Honey, as the terms has become popular for its many great benefits. Yet few actually know the term Manuka comes from the Manuka plant of New Zealand.
In this example, Manuka Honey is a monofloral type of honey as the bees collect the nectar mainly from the Manuka plant. And when there are multiple sources of nectar collected from different plants, those types of honeys are commonly classified as multifloral, polyfloral, or wild floral
NOTE: this naming convention varies with different retailers though the general idea remains the same.
And it is because of every individual preference is personal and oftentimes subjective, we encourage you to explore the various types of honey and find your favourite.
It could be mild and lighter tasting honey that goes well with strong flavoured food or something stronger as a sweet substitute in your diet. The options are almost endless.
And that’s the real beauty of honey.