Huajillo Honey. What is it and where is it from?

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There are many types of honey around, but one you might not have heard of is
Huajillo honey. Today we want to change this. We will take a look at what
Huajillo honey is and where it comes from. We hope you enjoy the article!

Before we start, I want to say that you will also find Huajillo honey referred to as Guajillo Honey. It’s the exact same thing, just a different romanization of the same word.

So, what is Huajillo honey? Huajillo honey is a type of herbal honey made thanks to the flowers on the Huajilla plant. This plant grows in many regions of Mexico as well as the Southwestern United States.

What is this Huajillo plant you talk about? This particular plant is a cactus like plant that can grow up to ten feet tall. It produces light green flowers at the top of the stalks. These flowers are what we have to thank for the Huajillo honey 🙂 When the cactus flowers, the buds get sweet nectar.

The Huajilla plant is a member of the Fabaceae (pea family) and is native to Mexico and Central America. You will find the Huajillo plant growing in dry desert-like conditions.

But enough about the plant, what does Huajillo honey taste like? It’s like any other honey, but has a subtle, sweet, grassy flavor. It certainly has its own distinctive style that you won’t find in other honey. Huajillo honey can sometimes be thinner and lighter in nature to what you might expect from your experience with other more traditional honey types.

Huajillo honey is very popular with honey lovers in Texas, Mexico and now thanks to the internet the wider world. People in the United States and Mexico have been making honey out of the Huajilla plant for over 400 years, so it must be at least pretty good 🙂

If you are not lucky enough to be a native of Texas or Mexico, where can you buy such honey? Even on the world wide web there are not many places to choose from. At the time of writing, I managed to find it on offer over at Bee2BeeHoney and H-E-B.

Hopefully you now have a better idea what this Huajillo honey thing is all about 🙂 Happy honey adventuring 🙂

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