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Dried honey powder?

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Howard_2 Feb 2, 2008 10:07 AM

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. trentyzan RE: Howard_2 Feb 2, 2008 07:38 PM

    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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      Miss Needle RE: trentyzan Feb 11, 2008 02:49 PM

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

    2. Chew on That RE: Howard_2 Feb 5, 2008 11:07 AM

      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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        trentyzan RE: Chew on That Feb 11, 2008 02:46 PM

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

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        DONNA SIMS RE: Howard_2 Jun 21, 2008 11:33 PM

        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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          viperlush RE: DONNA SIMS Jun 25, 2008 08:49 AM

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

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          butterfat RE: Howard_2 Jun 30, 2008 12:19 PM

          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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            rosepoint RE: butterfat Mar 7, 2009 09:10 AM

            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.

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              ausvirgo RE: rosepoint Jun 18, 2010 09:04 PM

              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. "

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              avisaur RE: butterfat Jul 20, 2009 01:00 PM

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

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              foodie58 RE: Howard_2 Mar 5, 2009 12:08 PM

              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. YanaNavarre RE: Howard_2 Sep 24, 2009 06:13 PM

                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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                  hairtech RE: YanaNavarre Oct 28, 2009 06:32 AM

                  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?

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                  Arizona Spice Company RE: Howard_2 Feb 14, 2010 09:00 PM

                  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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                    al b. darned RE: Arizona Spice Company Mar 18, 2011 02:26 PM

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                    It is usually processed with maltodextrine which may or may not contain wheat products in it's production.
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                    Not necessarily . I buy granulated pure honey powder from the local Asian store. Something like this:

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

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                      PDawkins RE: al b. darned Aug 12, 2013 04:41 PM

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

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                        pcrown RE: al b. darned Oct 10, 2013 02:12 PM

                        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.

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                          ferret RE: pcrown Oct 10, 2013 02:24 PM

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

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                            pcrown RE: ferret Oct 10, 2013 03:18 PM

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

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                            al b. darned RE: pcrown Oct 11, 2013 02:49 PM

                            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.

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                        JennGa RE: Howard_2 Mar 17, 2011 08:31 PM

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

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                          Fancydancer RE: Howard_2 Jun 22, 2014 06:22 AM

                          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.

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