13 Different Types of Honey That You Might Want To Know

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Honey has existed for millions of years and has since been used as food and for medicinal purposes. It is one of the few foods that contain all the ingredients necessary to keep you alive. And the wonderful part about honey is that it is found everywhere and is used by several cultures across the world. Honey is also relatively affordable and does not require many resources to be preserved. Honey can never spoil if preserved properly. In fact, all you need to do is store it in an airtight plastic container. 

Apart from being used in various traditional medicines and being eaten raw, honey is also used as a natural sweetener, thus helping you to replace sugar and other artificial sweeteners.  

Did you know that there are more than 300 different types of honey?

Types of honey

Acacia Honey

As one of the most popular types of honey, Acacia is light and clear. It has a delicate floral taste that comes from the nectar Robinia pseudo acacia. The Acacia honey has the ability to retain its liquid state for long periods because of the high concentration of its fructose. It helps treat respiratory diseases because it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Avocado Honey

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Avocado honey is dark in color and has a rich buttery flavor. When mixed with other ingredients, it makes for a delicious salad dressing. It is mostly extracted from California. 

Alfalfa Honey

Alfalfa honey is light in color and has a light floral taste. It is mostly used for baking purposes because of its mild taste. It is best taken when combined with other ingredients such as lemonade and tea. It is produced majorly in North America.

Aster Honey

Aster honey has a unique sweet smell, is thick, and has a smooth consistency. It is majorly extracted in some parts of the United States.

Basswood Honey

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Basswood Honey is mostly known for having a biting taste and unique white color. It is pliable thus making it an easy job to combine it with any food. It comes from groves of basswood trees in North America. This tree produces white blossoms and nectar that honeybees love.

Beechwood Honey

It is mostly used as a syrup for fruit salads and pancakes because of its tasty properties. It is extracted from Newzealand. The bees collect the sap produced by aphids on the back of beechwood trees. It has a high nutritional value and improves your body’s immunity and digestive system.

Blueberry Honey

Blueberry honey is mild amber in color and has a well-rounded flavor. It is produced in the northeastern part of the United States.

Bluegum Honey

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Bluegum honey is produced when bees visit the eucalyptus tree. This honey majorly grows in Tasmania and Australia. It has a dense texture and is amber in color.

Raw Buckwheat Honey

Raw buckwheat honey is the strongest and darkest honey type and is produced mostly in the northeastern United States and some parts of Canada. It has a rich composition of iron and other essential nutrients. It contains a lot of antioxidant compounds. It is one of the most popular honey varieties across the United States.

Tupelo Honey

Tupelo honey is one of the most premium kinds of honey to be ever produced. It is produced in the Southeastern United States swamps. It is light golden in color and has a mild and unique taste. It is one of the sweetest honey varieties because of its high fructose content. Tupelo honey does not granulate like most other honey types.

Manuka Honey

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Manuka honey is majorly produced in the coastal areas of Newzealand. It is collected from the flower of the Tea Tree Bush. It has rich ant-bacterial properties that help in treating some conditions such as stomach ulcers, cold, sore throat, indigestion, acne, and rushes on the face. The manuka honey has a rich aftertaste that stays for a while.

Eucalyptus Honey

Eucalyptus honey is majorly extracted in Australia, and California as well. It is great medicinal honey that is used by people across the world for protection against headaches and cold. It has a herbal flavor although its taste differs in other parts.

Linden Honey

Linden Honey is yellow and bears a very delicate, woody scent. Linden honey is also one of the most medicinally rich honey varieties. It helps to manage insomnia and anxiety due to its sedative properties. It is also used in the treatment of cold, bronchitis, and cough.


As we have seen there are numerous varieties of honey. Honey has many beneficial health values and is widely available.

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