Honey’s use in the beverage category is diverse, performing flavor, functional and marketing roles. The sweetener’s use is exploding in popularity as consumer trends toward more natural, clean label sweeteners have changed the look of the beverage aisle.
Honey truly is an exceptional ingredient that performs many roles in beverage processing. But did you know that there are more than 300 different types of honey in the United States, each with a unique flavor and color profile?
Despite these many varietals, honey’s essence is its natural simplicity. It’s not created or manufactured in a facility. It occurs naturally in one of the world’s most efficient factories: the beehive. Bees may travel as far as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just one pound of honey. All of the bees’ hard work is manifested in an amazing ingredient ideal for use in beverage formulas.