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August 7, 2014

Idaho Snowberry Honey

by Anne Paddock

Marvel at the beauty and simplicity of nature’s perfect sweet. Honey really is one of nature’s miracles transforming nature’s nectar and flower dust into liquid gold.

Honeybees are the original locavores and artisan producers of food that bears the imprint of where the honey is made with the not so subtle nuances of flavor, sweetness, color and consistency revealed in each batch. Whether the bees gathered the nectar and pollen from the blossoms on the Tupelo trees in Florida or the blossoms from the Snowberry bush in Idaho, each honey bears the  unmistakable imprint of where it was made. Hence, the types of honey often reflect the source of the nectar and pollen be it wildflower, lavender, clover, citrus orange blossom, or the Idaho Snowberry. 

1330The Snowberry is a native Idaho bush with delicate pink blossoms that provide an aromatic, remarkably clear white nectar from which the local honeybees gather and transform into honey. An extraordinary honey with subtle hint of spice and a robust, full-bodied butterscotch flavor (with the aroma of berries), the Idaho Snowberry Honey is part of the Golden Reserve Honey Collection made by the Moonshine Trading Company: a collection of five superb types of honey, as illustrated below.13.GR.Group

A U.S. Grade A (the FDA grading system based on flavor, aroma, water content, clarity, and more…but, not color) honey, the Idaho Snowberry Honey by the Moonshine Trading Company can be purchased directly from the company on-line at www.zspecialtyfood.com. Each 9 ounce jar is $10 or three 9-ounce jars can be purchased for $28, plus shipping.

To read more about the Idaho Snowberry Honey and the rest of the Golden Reserve Honey Collection, go to the company website:  www.zspecialtyfood.com.

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