Sweet Fact 7

What is the difference between creamed and liquid honey?

Liquid honey is basically honey’s natural form: when produced by the bees and stored in the comb in the hive, honey is in a liquid state. Aside from being filtered and pasteurized, Bee Maid’s liquid honey you can buy on the shelves is the same honey that you find in the hives. Nothing is added to it, nor is it necessary to add anything to it.

Nothing is added to creamed honey either; the only difference is in the packing technique. To produce creamed honey, one first takes a small amount of already creamed honey, called “seed honey”. This seed honey is mixed with liquid honey, churned, and cooled on our packing line. The honey is then packed in containers and stored in a cool area for a few days. This process creates a very smooth, even granulation effect throughout the honey, giving it a more solid, or a “creamed” texture (NOTE: there is no cream in creamed honey).  

Liquid honey is great for baking, cooking, or mixing with teas, coffees, or any other beverage. Creamed honey is wonderful on toasts and breads. Both are good for you, although everybody seems to have their personal preference.

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