Blackberry honeyBlackberry honey is the most known American gourmet honey. Even with this reputation Wild Blackberry honey has not been tasted by many of the honey consumers. Blackberry honey is highly appreciated by honey eaters and chefs all around the world.
This honey variety is obtained from the nectar that honeybees gather from the flowers of blackberry bushes. It is gathered from Alaska to California. The largest harvest is obtained on the Coastal Pacific Northwestern shores of Washington State. Weeks before the berries are ripe, the honey bees gather nectar from the wild blackberries to finish the world famous wild blackberry honey.
It has a golden coloring and its more aromatic and sweet than other honey varieties obtained from berries flowers. Many attempts have been made to describe the taste of Blackberry honey but the description will never replace the flavor tasted in your mouth. Here is our humble description: a crisp, mild, and distinctive array of flavor, which will bring many back to their childhood memories of gathering blackberries from the nearby forest. Other characteristics of the blackberry honey are: low flowery perfume aroma, transparent and thick viscous appearance.
This gourmet honey has in its composition the following substances: Carbohydrates 82.4 g, Sugars 82.12 g , Dietary fiber 0.2 g ,Fat 0 g ,Protein 0.3 g, Water 17.10 g, Riboflavin (Vit. B2-3%), Niacin (Vit. B3-1%), Pantothenic acid (B5), Vitamin B6, Folate (Vit. B9), Vitamin C (1%) , Calcium (1%) , Iron (3%), Magnesium 2 mg (1%), Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc. The Blackberry honey has the following carbohydrate composition: dextrose ( 25.94%), levulose (37.64%), sucrose (1.27%), maltose (11.33%), higher sugars (2.50%)
Some of the nutritional values and health benefits include antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber.
Gourmet honey, like blackberry honey is not even expensive and it can be used on many different foods. For this reason it is a breakfast favorite. It is used on pancakes, warm scones, waffles, toast, muffin or to sweeten coffee. It is lovely with fruit desserts and cheese. You can add it to dressings, pan sauces, marinades, desserts and teas. Experiment with the delicious blackberry flavor by adding it to your favorite muffin, quick bread and coffee cake recipes.
Remember, honey has a higher sweetening power than sugar, so it will take less to sweeten your recipe. So it is advisable to substitute honey for up to half the granulated sugar in the recipe.
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