Retaining the sweetness in food products & beverages has become a rugged task for manufacturers as consumers continue to be skeptical about the genuineness of such sugars. More and more people in the world are victims of diabetes, urging F&B companies to cautiously include artificial sweeteners as well as natural sugars. But, a quick fix for this global dilemma is the inclusion of pure honey in production of sweets, food products and drinks. Easy availability and organic nature of honey make it one of the most aptly-applicable sweet in the world. Furthermore, the sugary content in honey renders it edible for diabetic patients, encouraging food and beverage producers to replace any other sweeteners with honey. Food preparation methods, as common as baking, have integrated the use of honey, while consumers are buying packaged honey to replace sugars from their morning beverages such as tea or coffee.
Increasing demand for honey has catalyzed the production of nectar on commercial grounds. Horticulture is raking in greater investments for expanding commercial cultivation of beehives and production of honey through naturally-obtained nectar. Inclusion of honey bottles in top consumer retail goods such as sauces, mustards, and other seasoning flavors has surged business opportunities for producers of honey products. The global honey market continues to gain traction due to modern uses of honey in health and food & beverages industry, anticipating an ascending growth in the future. Advancements in food-making technology will further hike the applicability of honey, instigating a significant rise in business opportunities for honey product manufacturers.
Besides being a predominant food additive in the world, honey is also proliferating untapped verticals of food and beverage production. Some of the modern applications of honey in the F&B industry include production of commercial beverages, honey mustard, and honey barbeque sauce. Fermentation of honey in production of sweet alcoholic drinks such as meads, honey wines and honey beers is also gaining momentum. Healing benefits of honey are expected to be a crucial factor driving the growth of global honey market. Therapeutic use of honey expands the market into industrial verticals of drug production, healthcare facilities, and production of medicinal disposables. Preservation duration for honey is quite extended, allowing consumers to store in absence of refrigerators.