Honey is a sweet substance that bees produce by processing the nectar they suck from flowers and plants. It was the most popular sweetener in past centuries, until sugar cane was discovered.
Honey can be fluid and transparent or thick and almost white in color. There are many varieties which change flavour and color according to the flowers from which they come.
There is, for example, acacia honey which is golden and transparent, while linden honey is whitish; the wildflower honey has an amber color and intense aroma; finally the rhododendron honey has a white color and an accentuated scent.
Besides being a sweetener, honey is used to prepare desserts (which must be cooked at a low temperature otherwise they become dark), savoury preparations and meat dishes, such as pork.