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French honey

There are many, many kinds available in France, including some unusual ones.

Cramaillotte: Also known as miel de pissenlit. Made by bees in Burgundy from wild dandelions and said to be good for sore throats.

Miel d’abeille: Bee honey. Just to make sure you know it’s notMiellat—the strong-flavoured honeydew or forest honey, which is basically aphid poo.

Miel d’acacia: From the false acacia or black locust tree. This is one of the most common, a mild honey that children like, produced mainly in Burgundy and the Rhône valley.

Miel d'arbousier: see arbouse

Miel d’aubépine: hawthorn honey, light and good in poultry dishes

Miel de bourdaine: glossy buckthorn, a rare honey from Aquitaine. Usually part of a ‘toutes fleurs’ honey

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