December, 2016

 

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Every year, severe malnutrition claims the lives of 2.6 million children.

This Bar Saves Lives Is trying to change that, and its recent expansion will help them do that.

This Bar Saves Lives’ idea is simple: for every bar that is bought, a life-saving packet of food is sent to a child in need. This Bar Saves Lives (profiled here) makes multiple varietals of bars to combat global hunger. Each bar is non-GMO, gluten free, and fair trade. Products include:

Madagascar Vanilla Almond and Honey – Every bite has a perfect balance of vanilla and honey and is packed with crunchy almonds and Omega-3 rich flax seeds.

Dark Chocolate Cherry and Sea Salt – Each bar is packed with crunchy almonds, honey, tart cherries and cranberries, and drizzled with dark chocolate.

Peanut Butter Strawberry and Sea Salt – Bringing you back to your childhood, this bar is made with crunchy peanuts, sweet strawberries, creamy peanut butter and honey.

Wild Blueberry Pistachio – This bar mixes delicious and healthy nuts, seeds and blueberries with subtle notes of honey.

This Bar Saves Lives also makes kid friendly, nut-free bars called This Kid Saves Lives in Chocolate Chip and Wild Berries varieties. Each soft, delicious bar is made with 14 essential vitamins and minerals, is gluten free and contains honey.

This Bar Saves lives can be found in select Target and Whole Foods Market locations nationwide, and about 2,400 Starbucks locations in California, Nevada, Colorado, and Maryland.

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A guide to honey’s color Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

 

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Did you know that honey isn’t just amber in color?

That’s right, honey comes in a variety of colors, and even has its own grading system! Find out how the color and flavor of honey change depending on the varietal.

How is honey’s color graded?

The United States Department of Agriculture classifies the color of honey into seven categories: water white, extra white, extra light amber, light amber, amber and dark amber. The standard system for measuring the color of honey is called the Pfund color grading system. A Pfund color grader is a standard amber-colored glass wedge that goes from light to dark. Honey is measured on a scale of millimeters, where 0 mm would be on the extreme left of the water white bar and 140 mm is at the extreme right of the dark amber bar.

What makes honey a certain color?

The color of honey depends on the flower source visited by the honey bees. With more than 300 types of honey in the United States, each originating from a different floral source, it’s safe to say that not all honey looks the same.

Does color correlate with the flavor of honey?

Generally, light-colored honeys have a milder taste, while the flavor of darker colored honeys is stronger. However, there are exceptions to the rule. A light honey such as basswood is generally considered strong flavored while the darker tulip poplar is considered mild.

Does the color of honey change?

The color of honey can deepen in color as it ages, and become lighter when it crystallizes. These changes do not affect its flavor.

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