What is clover honey?


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Clover honey is the sweet food made by honeybees that feed mostly on the nectar of clover flowers. It is an example of a monofloral honey, meaning that the nectar predominantly comes from only one source. Clover honey is popular in North America due to its light, mild flavor.

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Aside from clover, honey can be made from any flowering plant that produces nectar; some varieties include sourwood, mesquite, fireweed, tupelo, sage, blueberry, orange blossom, thyme, chestnut, dandelion and sunflower. The various nectar produce considerably different tastes in the honey, usually containing notes of the source flower. The color can vary significantly, measured on a 114-point scale from "water white" to "dark amber."

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