Eating For The Rest of Your Life

If You Come Across Tupelo Honey, Yes, It Is Worth Buying

by Jon Weaver

If you are ever driving down the road where tupelo trees grow in the swampy, moist lands across America, you may come across some stands and shops selling tupelo honey. If you look at the price tag, you may initially be tempted to set it down and drive away. While it may not be cheap, tupelo honey only comes at a high price because it is so scarce. It's worth that price — even if you only buy it every now and then. Here are some reasons to pick up a jar and give it a try.

Tupelo honey tastes quite different from ordinary honey

There is really no other honey that compares in flavor to tupelo honey. It has a light sweetness to it, but it's not overly syrupy or thick like some kinds of honey. It has a herbaceous, almost flowery note to it, too. Most people really love it when they try it. The honey definitely has a flavor to be savored, and it tastes expensive. Other types of honey add sweetness to foods, but tupelo honey gives them a really incredible appeal.

Tupelo honey is better for diabetics

If you have diabetes, are at risk for diabetes, or simply care about keeping your blood sugar levels stable, then tupelo honey is something to try. Due to its unique balance of carbohydrates, its sugars are absorbed more slowly into your body. They don't cause the same blood sugar spike that you get with high fructose corn syrup or white sugar. So you can stir the tupelo honey into coffee or tea or use it in some other way to sweeten foods without worrying about your health.

Tupelo honey is good for your immune system

Any raw honey tends to be good for your immune system, but tupelo honey is especially good. It contains a higher proportion of pollen than many other kinds of honey, which is another reason for its unique flavor. Exposing your immune system to that natural pollen helps desensitize it to the pollen. You may notice fewer allergy symptoms, and your risk of auto-immune diseases may go down. 

If you come across a stand selling tupelo honey, don't be shocked by the price. This honey is rare, and that makes it valuable. If you can afford to buy a jar or two, even just occasionally, you will get a lot of enjoyment and benefits from it. Keep these tips in mind when looking for tupelo honey from suppliers near you.