Honey Varieties in India?

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Floral honey varieties (Monofloral honey) is a type of honey, made from one type of flower nectar.

Most honey comes from bees foraging many different flowers. These flowers honey is called Multiflora honey.

Yet few flowers provide enough nectar during a short season. They can yield honey as a monofloral honey.

As it is not possible to have only one type of flower in an area, so, no one can restrict the bees to collect nectar from other flowers.

However, it is an industry standard that at least 50% of nectar should be from one type of flower.

FSSAI also allows honey packers to mention “floral variety” on the honey label. Because honey bees collect nectar from one type of flower (more than 45%).

Similarly, each Monofloral honey variety has a distinctive taste, aroma, and related to the source of the flower.

Popular Honey Varieties in India

Not all flowers give honey. However, here are the nectar-rich flowers that can also give you monofloral honey.

  • Jamun honey
  • Eucalyptus honey
  • Mustard honey
  • Ajwain honey
  • Litchi honey
  • Sidr honey
  • clover honey
  • sunflower honey
  • karanj honey
  • shesham honey
  • Jhanti honey
  • acacia honey
  • solai honey
  • cotton honey
  • Kadi Patta or sweet neem honey
  • Bansa honey

Popular flowers do not have enough nectar to make honey.

  • Mango flower
  • Rose flower
  • Lotus flower
  • Neem flower
  • Saffron flower

Types of Monofloral honey varieties are available under the BHARAT HONEY label.

Apart from popular Bharat’s Multiflora honey, it also sells a few authentic monofloral honey varieties in India.

  • JAMUN HONEY
  • SIDR HONEY
  • KASHMIR ACACIA HONEY
  • LITCHI HONEY
  • AJWAIN HONEY
  • EUCALYPTUS HONEY

Conclusion:

All in all, India is a vast country that offers different seasons of flowers. So honey bees collect the nectar from different flowers to make different types of honey.

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