When it comes to honey, there are numerous varieties available, each with its own unique flavour profile. One such variety is Buckwheat Honey. Today we will explore what buckwheat honey tastes like and how it looks!
What is Buckwheat Honey?
Buckwheat honey is a dark, rich honey that is produced by bees that collect nectar from the blossoms of the buckwheat plant. Due to the unique properties of buckwheat, it has a deeply distinct flavour that sets it far apart from other types of honey.
What Does Buckwheat Honey Taste Like?
Buckwheat honey has a robust, earthy flavor with hints of molasses and malt. It is known for its strong, pungent taste that can be described as bold and intense. The flavour can vary (by a LOT!) depending on the region where it is produced, but it generally has a strong and distinctive taste. Very polarizing, as people that like it Love it.....and if you don't like it you Really Don't like it! But which one are you? There's just one way to find out (Try Some!!)
How Does Buckwheat Honey Look?
Visually, buckwheat honey is generally dark amber or brown in colour. Its deep hue is a result of the buckwheat plant's dark blossoms. The color can range from a rich golden brown to a nearly black shade, depending on the strain of buckwheat planted and it's purity of nectar source. ( Is it buckwheat? Or is it a blend of buckwheat and other honey? Bees love to wander, so precision is tricky but please do ask us if interested in learning more about this)
Due to its dark colour, buckwheat honey may appear opaque and less translucent compared to lighter varieties of honey. Like all good quality honey, it has a thick and viscous consistency, making it perfect for spreading on toast or drizzling over desserts and is a must for vanilla ice cream.
Why Try Buckwheat Honey?
Buckwheat honey, particularly Manitoba buckwheat honey, offers a unique and bold flavour sensation that must be experienced to be understood. Its robust taste, with notes of molasses and malt, sets it apart from other types of honey. Visually, it is characterized by its dark amber or brown color, which can vary in intensity. Whether you enjoy it on its own or as an ingredient in your favorite recipes, buckwheat honey is a delicious and distinctive choice.