Honey flavor wheel being developed in Davis

June 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Honey, just like wine, has diverse flavor notes.

In order to help consumers identify those flavors, an institute in Davis will develop a honey tasting and aroma wheel.

Researchers say the tool will describe the different factors that influence honey. For example, if a bee pulls nectar from a citrus blossom, the honey will have a fruity flavor.

The California Bountiful Foundation and U.C. Davis have already made donations to the project.