Buckwheat/Black Walnut honey is a highly nutritious honey made by bees that collect nectar from buckwheat flowers. Buckwheat has tiny flowers, which means bees that make buckwheat honey have to work extra hard to collect enough nectar.
Buckwheat is often used as a flour substitute, but unlike wheat, buckwheat isn’t a grass. It actually produces a type of fruit similar to rhubarb.
Buckwheat honey isn’t as sweet as traditional honey. It’s also higher in certain antioxidants, so it might actually be better for you than other, sweeter types of honey. Buckwheat is rich in vitamins and is considered a very healthy food, so it makes sense that honey made from buckwheat would also be good for you.
Buckwheat honey can range in color from dark purple to black. In general, it looks like your average, amber-colored honey with a slight reddish tint. Buckwheat flowers are often dark in color, which leads to the rich color of buckwheat honey.