Buckwheat Honey is produced form the plant Fagopyrum esculentum, commonly known as buckwheat, it's famous for it's lack of gluten. Buckwheat seeds have made their way heavily into our cuisine over the past years, but buckwheat flowers also make a very powerful antioxidant honey.
Buckwheat blooms in cooler weather and is a short-season crop. Flowers are very dense, covering the fields and making the entire crop look like a carpet of flowers. This is a huge attraction for honey bees who also love its nectar. The honey they produce is dark brown some times even a dark purple color that looks almost black. This particular honey source is iron-rich and the resulting honey has been shown to have more antioxidants than some other varietals.
Buckwheat Honey crystallizes slow and is considered one of the most robust tasting honeys.