Honey Citrus Glazed Carrots in a dish.

Mississippi on the Menu

Mississippi Honey

Mississippi Bee Farmers depend on local gardeners. That buzzing sound in your garden is the sound of happy bees collecting nectar to make into delicious local honey.

Eating locally produced honey has many health benefits including reducing allergies to local plants.

The color and flavor of honey differ depending on the bees’ nectar source (the blossoms).  In general, lighter colored honeys are mild in flavor, while darker honeys are usually more robust in flavor.

Honey Citrus Glazed Carrots

1 Tablespoon Butter
4 cups sliced carrots
¼ cup honey
½ cup chicken broth
½ cup orange juice
½ teaspoon minced orange zest
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

In large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add carrots and sauté for several minutes.

Add honey, broth, orange juice and orange zest.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until carrots are cooked and liquid is thick.

Season with salt and pepper.

Source: National Honey Board

Information prepared by Nancy Freeman, Consultant, msunancyf@bellsouth.net

Information provided by Farm Families of Mississippi, www.growingmississippi.org