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Sustainably sourced and with a low glycemic index, honey remains the gold standard in sweeteners. Here’s the buzz on brands we love in the West

Sunset Staff  – September 17, 2019 | Updated October 1, 2019

Artisanal Wildflower Honey by Lovers Lane Farm

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Type: North Coast wildflower 

Source: Ukiah, California 

What to Do with It: Use wildflower honey’s light fruitiness and floral undertones to sweeten tea. 

Artisanal Wildflower Honey
   

Clover Blossom Honey by Björn’s Colorado Honey 

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Type: Raw honey with local pollens 

Source: Colorado Front Range 

What to Do with It: Swirl this classic honey into Greek yogurt or use it to sweeten baked goods. 

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Colorado Clover Honey by Local Hive 

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Type: Alfalfa, clover, and wildflower 

Source: Eastern plains of Colorado 

What to Do with It: Drizzle on waffles or use it to glaze salmon fillets. 

Colorado Clover Honey
   

Willamette Valley Honey by Bee Local 

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Type: Single-origin raw honey 

Source: Willamette Valley, Oregon 

What to Do with It: Drizzle over granola or an açai bowl. 

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Organic Kiawe Honey with Lilikoi by Rare Hawaiian

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Type: Organic kiawe (white) honey with lilikoi purée 

Source: Waimea, Hawaii 

What to Do with It: Round out a cheese board with this passion fruit-like spread. 

Organic Kiawe Honey with Lilikoi