Granulated Honey provides a convenient way to add the naturally rich sweetness of honey in a dry, easy-to-store form. It is ideal for recipes in which the flavor of honey is desired, but not the viscosity or stickiness.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Honey is a liquid sweetener made naturally by bees from flower nectar, which they collect and transport back to the hive. Unlike cane sugar, which tastes the same wherever it is grown, the color and flavor of honey is specific to the type of flower from which the nectar was extracted.
While bees produce honey solely for their own nourishment, human cultivation of bees for honey production dates back as far as 700 B.C. For many centuries, honey was regarded as sacred due to its rarity. It was reserved solely for the wealthy and for religious ceremonies.
While its popularity slightly diminished due to the appearance of granulated sugar, honey is still regarded for its natural purity, unique flavor and health benefits. For centuries, honey has been known to be an effective treatment for sore throats and coughs. Ancient Greeks and Romans used honey to dress wounds, and so did the Germans in World War I. Additionally, honey seems to help prevent infections.
Interestingly, honey is one of only a few food sources that never spoils. Due to its acid level and super-saturation of sugars, which are hygroscopic (meaning they do not absorb any water), bacteria cannot live in honey. The concentration of sugars is also too high for fungal spores or yeast to survive. This means that honey can last for thousands of years in edible form. In fact, modern archeologists, upon excavating ancient Egyptian tombs, have found sealed pots of preserved honey, still in edible form!
In this recipe, juicy pork tenderloin is smeared with a flavorful, herbaceous wet rub, then sprinkled with our Granulated Honey to form a crunchy crust when roasted. This convenient dried form of honey captures the naturally sweet flavor of honey without any of the sticky mess.