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Honey Spotlight:  What Is Avocado Honey?

Do you like avocados?  They are very good in guacamole and other Latin-inspired dishes. Avocados are originally native to Mexico but you’ll find them in parts of the world with a similar climate such as Texas, Florida, and California.  California is the producer of a whopping 95% of the US avocado crop.

Avocados are actually a large berry with one huge seed in the middle.  Its fruit is very creamy and delicious.  Avocados are loaded with benefits.  It is the fattiest of all fruits, the healthy kind of fat that is good for your heart (mono-unsaturated), and they are loaded with important minerals for good health.  And they taste so darned good!

Honey bees are essential to avocado production because the blossoms can’t pollinate themselves and need the help of the industrious, hard-working honey bee.

Avocado honey comes from the avocado blossoms’ nectar.   It is a dark amber color and feels smooth and silky on the tongue.  It has a very bold flavor profile – somewhat of a burnt, smoky, molasses taste. If you live in the southern United States, you are probably familiar with sorghum syrup.  I personally think it tastes somewhat like this syrup.  That’s why it is excellent as a substitute for maple syrup.

I love it drizzled over crispy bacon and as an ingredient in my barbecue glaze for pork and chicken.  Try dunking a piece of hot cornbread or a biscuit into a bowl of avocado honey whipped with butter for a simple but comforting treat. It is also equally delicious over fresh cut juicy fruit, salty nuts, and smooth, smoky cheeses.  You may have a difficult time trying to buy local avocado honey; that’s why I purchase this unique and powerful avocado honey online.

Avocados are packed with fiber, protein, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.

The benefits of avocados are numerous.  Based on the excellent qualities of avocado, we can see why avocado honey is prized for its skin softening and therapeutic benefits.  As a general rule, the darker the honey, the better its antioxidant qualities.  Avocado honey falls into this category. Many people use avocado and raw honey combined together to achieve dramatic changes to their skin.  Imagine using avocado honey! Would you like a simple recipe that will infuse your skin with lots of good stuff and have it moisturized and glowing right away? Okay, here it is below!

Avocado Honey Face Masks

For dry skin:

1 tablespoon avocado honey (or raw honey of your choice)

1/2 mash ripe banana

1 teaspoon avocado oil (or jojoba, sweet almond)

1/2  avocado (mashed thoroughly)

For oily skin:

1 tablespoon avocado honey (or raw honey of your choice)

1 tablespoon yogurt

1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2  avocado (mashed thoroughly)

For problem skin (acne, blemishes, etc.)

1 tablespoon avocado honey (or manuka honey for maximum results)

1 tablespoon yogurt

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2  avocado (mashed thoroughly)

For aged, sun-damaged, or wrinkling skin:

1 tablespoon avocado honey (or raw honey of your choice)

1 egg white

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1/2 avocado (mashed thoroughly)

For Dull, Congested Skin:

1 tablespoon avocado honey (or raw honey of your choice)

1 tablespoon powdered bentonite or green clay

1/4  teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

1/2  avocado (mashed thoroughly)

 

what is avocado honey

Directions and application:

Blend all ingredients until a smooth paste is created, apply to clean face and neck and leave on for about 15 minutes.  Wash with warm then cool water. Use a toner for your skin type to remove any residual mask, then apply your favorite moisturizer. Your skin should be brighter, clearer and more radiant as a result of these luxurious masks!

You can also use avocado honey for silky, healthy hair.  Stay tuned for more wonderful recipes using avocado for hair.

Have you ever used avocado in your skincare routine?  What about avocado honey?  Have you ever tasted it or used it?  Please share it with us!

 

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