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Star Thistle

Star Thistle

Regular price $17.00 USD
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Star thistle honey is a highly regarded monofloral honey produced by bees that primarily forage on the nectar of star thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) flowers. Star thistle is an invasive plant species that produces small, spiky, bright yellow to reddish-orange flowers. Here's a description of star thistle honey:

  1. Color: Star thistle honey is known for its beautiful, light to medium amber color, which can sometimes have a slight golden hue.

  2. Aroma: It has a sweet, delicate, and slightly fruity aroma with hints of the star thistle flower's fragrance. The scent is often described as pleasant and reminiscent of summer wildflowers.

  3. Flavor: Star thistle honey offers a smooth, very sweet taste with subtle floral notes. It is prized for its clean, mild, and well-balanced flavor that lacks the bitterness or strong aftertaste found in some other honey varieties.

  4. Texture: Star thistle honey usually has a liquid consistency, making it easy to pour and use in a variety of culinary applications.

  5. Crystallization: This honey has a lower tendency to crystallize compared to some other honey varieties, remaining in a liquid form for an extended period.

  6. Nutritional Value: Like other honey types, star thistle honey contains natural sugars, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is a source of natural energy and can be a healthier alternative to refined sugars when used in moderation.

  7. Usage: Star thistle honey's delightful and balanced flavor makes it a popular choice as a sweetener for tea, coffee, and other beverages. It is also suitable for drizzling over desserts, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, or as an ingredient in salad dressings and marinades.

  8. Origin: Star thistle honey is commonly produced in regions where the invasive star thistle plant is prevalent, particularly in parts of North America. These plants often grow in disturbed areas, along roadsides, and in fields.

Star thistle honey is highly regarded for its exceptional taste and overall quality. Its mild, sweet flavor and attractive color make it a favorite among honey enthusiasts and a versatile choice for a wide range of culinary applications.

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