How to enjoy it: There are more than 300 kinds to sample—from blueberry to buckwheat. Darker honeys have more nutrients and are more flavorful. Try different varieties with cheeses or winter squash. In baked goods, Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Cooking, recommends substituting ½ cup honey for every cup of sugar, reducing the liquid in the recipe by ¼ cup, and increasing the baking soda by ¼ tsp.*
* When baking with agave, honey, or molasses, lower the oven temperature by 25 degrees to avoid overbrowning.