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How is fennel honey?

is fennel honey real

Fennel honey is quite a rare thing. We all know about fennel seeds (oftentimes mistaking them for caraway seeds) as we enjoy them sprinkled on different types of bread. And some of us know that fennel is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses. But before seeds, fennel makes beautiful yellow flowers which are full of nectar and pollen and are very attractive to honey bees. Name: Fennel Scientific name: Foeniculum vulgare It is native to the Mediterranean, but is now found throughout… Read More

Black Mangrove Honey and why we have less and less of it

black mangrove honey is becoming rare

Black Mangrove honey is a unique honey with roots in salty waters. Sort of saying. Tastes like butterscotch and is good for kidney stones and hepatitis! But because we cut the trees to build roads and commercial centers or because hurricanes destroy them, we have less and less of what was once considered a delicacy. Common name: Black Mangrove Scientific name: Avicennia germinans It’s a shrub in the acanthus family, Acanthaceae. It grows in tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and on the… Read More

Are there pesticides in honey?

pesticides in honey

To ask if there are pesticides in honey is quite legitimate. If those toxic chemicals are in flowers’ nectar aren’t they in honey, too? Are they dangerous to us? will see… Agriculture needs toxic chemicals to fight against weeds, insects, bacteria, rodents and so many others. To resist those poisoning substances, the plants have been GMO-ed. Everything has changed. And this change threatens the quality of the other byproducts, like honey. The commonly used insecticides, known as neonicotinoids, are absorbed… Read More

How is cotton honey?

what is cotton honey like

Cotton honey first sounded like a joke to me. I mean, cotton is for clothes, for good quality clothes, breathable and soft. The only image I had in mind of the plant named cotton, was from an old movie where black slaves were gathering white balls of fluffy cotton from a huge field. (city girl – what can I say!) I remember the contrast between their black ebony hands and the white balls. I never imagined honey can be produced from… Read More