- Alfalfa honey comes from the nectar of the purple flowers that grow on alfalfa plants.
- Alfafa honey is one of the best honeys for cooking because its mild flavor.
- This honey is an excellent ingredient in homemade vinaigrettes, sauces and salad dressings due to its mild taste and grassy undertones.
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Alfalfa honey is a honey produced by honey bees harvesting alfalfa flowers nectar. Alfalfa plants have yellow, blue, or purple flowers that honey bees can pollinate, collect nectar and pollen from. The reason alfalfa honey is less common than varieties like acacia honey, linden honey or buckwheat honey is that alfalfa flowers are more difficult for bees to pollinate. That forces the bees to spend more time with each plant, so they end up collecting less of the nectar and pollen that eventually becomes honey. Alfalfa honey is less sweet than clover honey, making it more suitable for cooking than for eating straight out of the jar. It’s excellent as an ingredient in salad dressings, marinades and barbecue sauces, it’s yummy when drizzled over strong cheeses like brie or breakfast foods like waffles, and it complements foods like granola and yogurt quite well.