Powdered honey is a gourmet honey product that has from 19% to 70% Pure honey as a base. The balance of the product is a stabilizer that is made of wheat, starches or sugars such as maltodextrin and fructose (that help the powdered honey to free flow). The process of dehydration of the honey is “roller dried” , “spray dried” or “vacuum dried”. These processes eliminate the water that is in the honey and changes the properties of the honey from a liquid to that of a powder of the consistency of brown sugar. Powdered honey is also known as dehydrated or dried honey.
Powdered honey has the full honey flavor without the liquid sticky mess. Powdered honey is more stable than liquid honey. You may store powdered honey without crystallization issues. One of the advantages of powdered honey is the ability to mix with hot or cold liquids as a sweetener and is equally easy to blend in dry mixes and recipes. The best powdered honey, having 70% pure honey has the sweetness of cane sugar but the taste of honey.
This convenient taste of gourmet honey can now be used anywhere sugar would be used. The home, office, restaurant, school or camping all can use the dry honey and still enjoy the same liquid honey taste. Tea and coffee are the candidates of choice for dry gourmet honey. Do not overlook ice cream, cereal, marinades, cooking recipes and drinks, if it calls for sugar, you can substitute powdered honey.
Powdered honey is also used in alcoholic drinks, cosmetics, bakery items, health drinks and health powder recipes. A ratio of one to one is used for powdered honey where the recipe calls for sugar. Measuring is easier and clean up minimal when using powdered honey compared to liquid honey.
Liquid honey is a natural antiseptic and is used in open wound treatment. This history has led to the use of powdered honey in balms, salves, lotions, creams, soaps, facials, masks and scrubs by health professionals and laboratories.
Gourmet honey in the form of original liquid honey, creamed honey or powdered honey have a place in all dining spaces, from formal to leisure picnics.
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