Brooklyn Homebrew Offers Honey From the Mohawk Valley Trading Company
September 28th 2012 · 0 Comments
Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Homebrew’s mission is to provide New York area homebrewers access to a wide range of hops, malts, yeast, extracts, honeys, spices and specialty products. They offer several unique products produced in and around Brooklyn, sold side-by-side with brewing ingredients from well known brands and place the greatest importance on the quality and freshness of those ingredients.
Their demand for quality and freshness of those ingredients is one of the reasons they now offer honey from The Mohawk Valley Trading Company.
The Mohawk Valley Trading Company (MVTC) offers the highest quality unprocessed natural products they can produce. Their raw honey and maple syrup is used and endorsed by two of by the world’s most recognized chefs: Bobby Flay recommends their maple syrup and Tom Colicchio recommends the honey. Not only does Tom say their honey is one of his “Personal Pantry Essentials” and “Favorite Gifts” but he also keeps “a jar of the stuff on my desk at all times.”
Although the Mohawk Valley Trading Company specializes in raw honey, they also offer liquid honey for those who prefer it.
Their raw honey is not heated, filtered, blended or processed. All of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals and aromatics are in the same condition as they were in the hive.
Brooklyn Homebrew offers all of the tools, equipment and hardware needed for both the novice and the veteran homebrewer and they try to source products from American manufacturers and farmers whenever possible. At their shipping facility, they make an effort to reuse as much shipping material as possible to aid in reducing waste.
Brooklyn Homebrew’s staff is made up of very talented individuals with a shared passion for making beer who take pride in what they do. It is their goal to introduce and educate a new generation of people to brewing at home and establish a long lasting relationship with their customers.
Honey has been used by humans since ancient times for its health benefits and as a sweetener and flavoring for many foods and beverages with tea being the most popular. The flavor and color of honey is determined by the type of flower the bees gather the nectar from. Dark colored honey is considered to be higher in minerals and antioxidants than light colored honey and one of the most well known dark colored honeys is buckwheat honey. Raw buckwheat honey contains a higher amount of minerals and an antioxidant called polyphenol, which gives it its dark color.
Honey is a healthy alternative to refined sugar, however when cooking or baking with honey, it is not necessary to use raw honey since the heat destroys the all of the pollen, enzymes, propolis, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and aromatics. Since the flavor and color of honey is determined by the type of flower the bees gather the nectar from, it is a good idea to taste the honey before using it in a recipe. For example; a dark honey like buckwheat honey will result in a strong, heavy, a pungent flavor, whereas orange blossom honey will result in a delicate orange flavor.
By Joseph Ford