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 honey are 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, moreover no one can restrict the bees to collect nectar from other flowers.
Therefore 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. If honey bees collect nectar from one type of flowers (more than 45%).
Each Monofloral honey variety has a distinctive taste and aroma, related to the source of the flower.
Popular Honey Varieties in India
Not all flowers give honey. Following is the list of flowers which has abundant nectar and can give 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 which do not have enough nectar to make honey.
- Mango flower
- Rose flower
- Lotus flower
- Neem flower
- Saffron flower
Types of Monofloral honey varieties available under BHARAT HONEY label.
Apart from popular Bharat’s Multiflora honey, Bharat honey sells a few authentic monofloral kinds of honey.
following monofloral honey is presently available.
- JAMUN HONEY
- SIDR HONEY
- KASHMIR ACACIA HONEY
- LITCHI HONEY
- AJWAIN HONEY
- EUCALYPTUS HONEY