Honey usually comes in different colors, such as white, amber, red, brown, and almost black. It tastes and feels different depending on what kind of flower nectar was used to make it. Honey can be made from many different flowers, like thyme and lavender. The most common honey is made from clover, alfalfa, heather, and acacia flowers. So, the taste and color of the final product might be different depending on what kind of honey you use.
If your honey has turned to crystals, you can get it back to a liquid state by putting the jar in hot water for 15 minutes. Do not heat it in the microwave because it changes the way it tastes by adding more hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). Use honey that is in liquid form so that it doesn’t stick to measuring cups and spoons.
Most recipes can be made with honey instead of sugar. Since honey is sweeter than sugar, you only need to use half to three-quarters as much honey as you would sugar. For every cup of sugar, you use instead of what the recipe calls for, you should also cut the amount of liquid in the recipe by a quarter of a cup. Also, lower the cooking temperature by 25°F because honey makes it easier for food to turn brown.
But if you used honey instead of sugar in your favorite recipe, the texture and taste would change, and the measurement would be off. But with organic sweeteners like Honey Crystals, you can replace processed or regular sugar 1 to 1 (1:1) with the sweet, dry, free-flowing Honey Crystals that taste like honey without making a sticky mess. Unlike honey, you don’t have to worry about organic honey crystals getting solid at room temperature.
Honey can also be used to season chicken and make chicken rubs, both of which are great and give you the taste and flavor you want in a rich, tasty chicken meal.