Do You Know Your Honey?

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Did you know that there are many different varieties of honey? Honey is classified into different types based on the type of flowers the bees pollinated. Some of the common North American types of honey include clover, orange blossom, blueberry, sage, tupelo, buckwheat, fireweed, mesquite and sourwood. Clover is one of the most mild tasting honeys, while buckwheat is one of the most intense. They also range in color from a clear pale yellow (mild tasting) to a dark somewhat opaque brown color (intense tasting). The color corresponds to the flavor; the darker the honey the more intense the flavor. Although the honeys have different colors and tastes, they all have approximately the same amount of sugars in them. Today we will go through the different types and their uses and benefits!

 

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Guide to Alternative Sweeteners

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There are a lot of alternative sweeteners on the market today. It has become common knowledge that refined sugar is unhealthy so people are turning to all sorts of natural and artificial alternatives. The truth is that high amounts of refined sugar in your diet is bad for your health, but replacing it with large quantities of something else isn’t the best way to deal with your habit. Nonetheless, there are alternatives to refined sugar that are much better for your health when eaten in moderation. However, not every sugar alternative is healthy and some of them are even worse for your health than refined sugar itself. In this article we will explore the best and worst sugar alternatives.

 

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