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If you are a vegan that eats honey this is the type for you. It is loaded with yumminess and is actually good for you!!!
Here is the post I promised you earlier today
Buckwheat honey's full-bodied flavor isn't for everyone, but once accustomed to it, some people say they fall in love with its lingering aftertaste. Its dark color and taste are reminiscent of molasses, and I have read it is a favorite in Europe.
Darker honey like this, is said to contain more antioxidants.
Antioxidants provide a defense against free radicals, and are said to help fight heart disease, cancer, and other maladies. Buckwheat honey is also a great source of iron. Other benefits include:
Higher in mineral content
No fat or cholesterol
Provides quick energy
It can be stored without refrigeration
Some studies have even been done in regards to this powerhouse food.....
Research done at University of California concluded that eating honey boosts antioxidant levels. This was a small controlled study of 25 people who ate between four and ten tablespoons of buckwheat honey everyday for a month.
The amount consumed was dependant on the individuals size. The honey could be eaten in whatever manner the participants wanted as long as it wasn't baked or dissolved in a hot liquid. The result was that antioxidant levels went up in all of the people participating. Researchers concluded that the honey had as many antioxidants as:
Another study conducted by Penn State College of Medicine, determined that small amounts of buckwheat honey administered before bedtime helped relieve nighttime coughing in children when compared to the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DM).
DM is no longer recommended for children age five and under because of its ineffectiveness and adverse side effects. The Penn State College of Medicine study determined that honey controlled not only the frequency of coughing but also the severity, and participants including adults and children experienced better quality of sleep.
How to Find Local Buckwheat Honey
Buckwheat honey is not a common honey and may be hard to find locally because it is produced mostly in the northern plains as an early summer crop. The long growing season available to Missouri lets farmers there grow buckwheat as a double crop following the wheat harvest. It is most commonly grown in:
Another reason buckwheat honey is harder to find is that buckwheat itself is being planted less and less as a crop.
To help find the market closest to you, the National Honey Board provides a convenient Honey Locator's to help find suppliers in your vicinity. It is also available online.
If you are interested in finding honey in your state please check out this site .