Acacia Honey comes from what’s called the black locust tree or “false acacia” tree, usually the Robinia pseudoacacia or Caragana arborescens species. This honey is made by bees that draw nectar from Acacia flowers.
And its beautiful light color, ranging from white liquid glass to a lovely pale yellow. (the honey’s source determines whether it is white or pale yellow).
Acacia has a sweet, delicate flavor with hints of vanilla, a clean floral aroma and no aftertaste. Unlike many varieties of honey which can be quite overbearing, acacia honey is light and easy on the palate
The mild taste of this honey makes it perfect for use “straight up” and added to yogurt, cereal or ice cream, since it doesn’t overpower other flavors. Acacia honey also has a low acid content so it pairs well with many cheeses, figs, apricots or other stand-alone fruits and nuts.
The second reason acacia honey is so popular is that it is extremely slow to crystallize on the shelf, due to its high fructose content.
The percentages of simple sugars in honey determine how quickly its water falls out of suspension and forms crystals, and water remains in solution for a long time when honey is high in fructose and has low sucrose content.
Acacia can remain liquid on the shelf for as long as 1-2 years.