A natural sweetener in the form of a thick liquid that's produced by bees from flower nectar. Honey flavors will differ depending on the flower. Clover and orange blossom are popular honeys. Darker honeys have a stronger flavor than lighter honeys. Because honey can contain spores of clostridium botulinum, which has been a source of infection for infants, do not feed honey to children less than 1 year old. Honey is safe for persons 1 year of age and older.
Store honey at room temperature; it can be refrigerated but will crystallize more easily and quickly. To make crystallized honey liquid again, heat a saucepan of water to boiling, remove from the heat and place the container of honey in the hot water until the crystals disappear. Or it can be liquefied in the microwave.