100% BUCKWHEAT HONEY FARMED AT HAUTE GOAT. Made at Haute Goat Farm by Dancing Bee.
Buckwheat honey is a dark-coloured honey that is sweet and delicious, with a distinctive spicy-malt flavour and an aftertaste that is reminiscent of molasses. With a range of vitamins and minerals, as well as polyphenols antioxidants, honey made from buckwheat flowers has many health benefits, too. In fact, this type of honey is now recommended for children under six years of age as a healthier alternative to cough syrup.
One of the main health benefits of buckwheat honey is related to the honey’s dark colour. It has been established that dark honeys are generally richer in antioxidants than lighter coloured honeys. This is because the antioxidants that are present in honey are one of the chemicals which give it colour. Honey made from buckwheat flowers contains a type of antioxidant called polyphenol, which givesthe honey its distinctive dark copper colour.
Darker honeys such as buckwheat also tend to contain more vitamins and minerals in addition to antioxidants. Buckwheat honey is a minor source of eighteen amino acids. This type of honey also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can hasten wound healing and may even reduce scarring.
One of the factors that gives honey made from buckwheat some of its nutritional benefits is that it is a monofloral honey. This means that the honey is entirely made from buckwheat flowers, and is not blended with other types of honey that may contain fewer antioxidants or other nutrients. Raw honey may be even more beneficial, as some of the honey’s nutrients may be destroyed when it is heated