The merits of using the good stuff! Tupelo Honey

When I say, “the good stuff,” I mean quality ingredients.  The fresher, less processed, stuff.  If its possible I buy the organic no GMO ingredients at the grocery if it isn’t I usually do without.  One of the ingredients I love is honey.  Whether its being stirred into tea or spread onto toast a good honey that hadn’t been messed with is a beautiful thing.

Tupelo Honey is special! Tupelo Honey is the gold standard by which all other honey varieties are measured. For two weeks every spring, White (Ogeche) Tupelo Trees in the Southeastern swamps bloom with fine sunburst-shaped flowers that glisten with nectar. Tupelo honey’s high fructose content resists crystallization for years. Some diabetics use Tupelo as a sweetener because of its high fructose (levulose) content.

Since Tupelo trees grow in swampy areas and because some beekeepers want the hives close to the trees, it is not uncommon for the beehives to be place on platforms to avoid flooding along side of the swamp. Some beekeepers still use boats to access their hives and some go so far as to also put their hives on barges.

With Tupelo’s light floral aroma and excellent balance it pairs beautifully with blue cheeses and fruit.  So eat it up its one of the few things that tastes great and is also good for you! Come here Honey!

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