Honey is available in various textures, colors and flavors, but all kinds share the same general ingredients. Honey is primarily glucose and fructose and contains natural substances from nectar, which influences its color and flavor. The texture, sweetness and therapeutic properties are mainly dependent on the flower source. Bees create unifloral, or varietal, honey from the nectar of a single type of flower, and they produce multifloral honey from the nectar of more than one kind of flower. You’ll find honey in many forms, including liquid, granulated, creamed, or the unprocessed form — comb honey.
The honey on our shelves is from Minnesota beekeepers who extract the honey from the comb and lightly strain it to remove beeswax pieces. It is then bottled in its natural state to produce raw, unfiltered honey — without any additives, filtering or pasteurization. Keeping the honey in its natural condition maintains the bee pollen and the honey’s health benefits, such as antioxidants. Try one of these local favorites at Mississippi Market the next time you shop:
BARE HONEY | MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Bare Honey produces single-source, 100% pure honey in various flavors, including Raw Wildflower, Clover, Lavender Blossom, Vanilla Bean and more. They also work closely with local family farmers to provide pollination for their Minnesota-grown fruits and vegetables.
AMES FARM | WATERTOWN, MN
Each jar of Ames honey contains its location, hive number and floral source, highlighting the time and place in Minnesota where it was made. Ames Farm honey is created by bees that collect pollen from local basswood, sweet clover, prairie flowers and alfalfa, resulting in a variety of unique flavors.
HOMESTEAD HONEY FARM | DENNISON, MN
Homestead Apiaries is a second-generation beekeeping business founded in 1972. Their honey is gently harvested and minimally processed to preserve its natural enzymes, minerals and proteins. You can find it jarred or in the bulk department.
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