The American cousin of our popular Italian and Hungarian Acacia honeys, this beautiful and delicate light gold, raw Acacia honey is a refreshing and vibrant representative of the Acacia honey family while still retaining its prized and characteristic lightness.
Also known as Locust Honey, American Acacia honey is made from the nectar bees gather from Black Locust Trees. Originally native to the Appalachian range, the Black Locust tree is considered naturalized across North America and parts of Asia and Europe. A fast growing tree that may be considered a nuisance by some, Black Locust trees are useful for colonizing disturbed areas and produce cascades of beautiful white blooms that provide a feast for honeybees and other pollinators each spring.
Acacia honey is slow to crystallize and full of good-for-you antioxidants. Try on your morning oatmeal or yogurt, in your favorite tea, or by the spoonful!
This honey would also be excellent in homemade honey mustard or as a luxuriant frosting whipped with cold butter.