Sunflower Honey

Le Querce
As sunny and cheerful as the flower it comes from, this monofloral honey from sunflower nectar is sweetly versatile.

Size | 8.8 oz

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Delicate and fruity, this sunflower honey from Le Querce is as cheerful as the flower it comes from. Harvested from the golden sunflower fields of central Italy in June and July, this sunny nectar is deliciously versatile, with a friendly, approachable flavor that works well in a multitude of uses.

While we may think of honey as one basic flavor, the passionate bee experts at Le Querce are on a mission to showcase the wide spectrum of honeys, each as distinct as the flower it comes from. Flavors can range from spicy and dark to floral, roasty, and even bitter—all in addition to sweet, of course! Their Nettari line contains more than a dozen monofloral honeys, each collected from a single flower type.

In 1998, Giuseppe Perino turned his passion for beekeeping into a conscientious, nature-first business. Based in the lush valley of the Anfiteatro Morenico in the northwestern Piedmont region, the family-run Le Querce now specializes in all things bee-related, from honey to pollen, royal jelly, and incredible sweets. They run the company according to practices that reflect their love and respect for nature: nomadic beekeeping, organic production methods, and honoring and protecting the biodiversity of their home. They work with like-minded farmers around Italy and France to source honeys that showcase the incredible breadth of flavors of the countryside.

Sunflower honey is fruity and moderately acidic, with notes of apricot jam and freshly mown hay. This smooth, creamy honey is naturally crystallized, resulting in a thick, luscious spread. Incredibly versatile, this honey is perfection on buttered toast or as a sweetener for teas and cocktails. Try it on vegetable dishes, spring soups, and other light savory dishes. For a pourable honey, heat gently just until it liquifies—too much heat will destroy its unique flavor compounds.
8.8 oz