Yellow box (eucalyptus mellidora) is the most popular honey, quite dense and mellow with an attractive golden colour. Use for everything, including in tea or coffee. It's slow to granulate and is one of the honeys classified as low GI.
Love it or hate it, this is a fairly strongly floral flavoured honey. Deep golden in colour it's quite thick, which makes it good for toast. Better in sweet than savoury dishes. Leatherwood candies easily, but this does not affect the taste.
Stronger flavoured and darker, a dense gold honey which is good for use in savoury dishes such as stir-fries. Considered a low GI honey.
A milder honey, similar in taste to ironbark. Usually a straw colour, dense with an uplifting flavour. Popular for use as a sweetener in tea or coffee. Better suited to sweet use in smoothies, drizzled over ice cream or on waffles.
Mild in flavour and light in colour, it is gently sweet and excellent for baking as well as a sweetener in tea and coffee. A variety, Caley's Ironbark won the best honey in the world for Australia at the Dublin International Beekeepers Congress in 2005. Another low GI honey.
A darker honey good for glazes and marinades, it is considered low GI.
A light coloured, fairly bland honey adaptable to all uses. Try whipping a little into cream to serve with desserts.
The Courier- Mail, Tuesday March 6, 2007