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Dried honey powder?

I recently came upon a company that was selling something it called "dried honey"--honey from which the moisture had been removed, and which was now a powder, which (the demonstrator claimed) could be used just like regular granulated sugar, except you could use less of it.

Does anyone have any info on this?

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  1. I get it at a Korean grocery a lot, and it is great for tea. Dissolves well in cold tea and lemon/limeade. Haven't really cooked with it much, or seen it in recipes. It seems like a good product.

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    1. re: trentyzan

      Yes, Koreans use it a lot for tea. I prefer regular honey, though.

    2. No I haven't heard of this but thanks for bringing it to my attention! What would be the benefit versus regular honey? (i.e. in tea where you're just restoring moisture anyway)

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      1. re: Chew on That

        Well, unlike liquid honey, it dissolves in cold liquids.

      2. Hello
        I have used this in recipes and also in cosmetic recipes, it is very versatile. I bought mine from ebay.

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        1. re: DONNA SIMS

          In recipes do you use it as a substitute for granulated sugar or for liquid honey?

        2. Has anyone located PURE dried honey anywhere? I would love to hear any details about where you found this.

          I follow a strict diet for health reasons (well, except right now, because I'm pregnant and eating whatever I want) and honey is the only sweetener allowed. I have seen honey powders in the past but they have always been mixed with dextrose or maltodextrin or other things that are not allowed on my diet.

          For me the benefit would be to use it in baking, both for textural reasons and for ease of measuring. Sometimes you don't want all the liquid from regular honey in your recipe.

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          1. re: butterfat

            Try www.savoryspiceshop.com. They advertise their honey powder to be 100% dried honey with no additives. I've had really good luck with their products.

            1. re: rosepoint

              100% Natural, NOT 100% honey.

              From the website ( http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/spices... ):

              "A process of co-crystallization with refinery syrup produces this free-flowing tasty honey powder. "

            2. re: butterfat

              Surprise! The San Francisco Herb Co. is from whence I get my honey powder!

            3. Honey powder is being used as one of many dry rub ingredients as a preparation for barbequed meats. I've tried to obtain some at my local specialty store, but you can buy it in bulk online. Its an alternative to the mess that would come from using regular honey.

              1. Dried Honey Powder if fantastic. I found it in a international supermarket , didn't know what I would do with it at the time. Made mango salsa and used it in place of liquid honey. It was wonderful. Dissolved and mixed in beautifully. Will now always have it on my shelf

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                1. re: YanaNavarre

                  What is the calorie count on the dried honey. I am on weight watchers and was wanting to get some info. on it, Fiber? Fat? sugars?

                2. Honey powder is a great product. A lot less messy than regular honey but although it can be considered natural it cannot be considered 100% pure. The obsorption rate with the moisture in the air would turn it into a rock hard cube if it were pure dried honey. It is usually processed with maltodextrine which may or may not contain wheat products in it's production. A great product yes, but don't let anyone convince you it's 100% pure honey.

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                  1. re: Arizona Spice Company

                    >>>
                    It is usually processed with maltodextrine which may or may not contain wheat products in it's production.
                    <<<

                    Not necessarily . I buy granulated pure honey powder from the local Asian store. Something like this:

                    http://www.amazon.com/HiBee-Cactus-Ho...

                    1. re: al b. darned

                      Again, not pure honey powder. Says so in the link you provided.

                      1. re: al b. darned

                        This is an old discussion, but for new viewers the Amaxon link that al b. darned provided is not Bee Honey Power. It is Cactus Honey Power made from the agave plant with no bees involved.

                        1. re: pcrown

                          And given that the first-listed ingredient is "organic sugar cane juice" there weren't a lot of cactii involved either.

                          1. re: ferret

                            Ha. I stand corrected. This product is just expensive sugar.

                          2. re: pcrown

                            Long ago I donned sacks cloth ad ashes over this horrid mistake, and as soon as I finish this missive I will be heading for the stocks, followed by the pillory.

                      2. we use Honey Powder in Salves like Black Salve (ichathal ointment). I never used it in food but makes a great base in ointments!

                        1. I have used it. It is very good in hot drinks-like herbal tea. I haven't used it much in baking. Also, works well in cold tea.