Buckwheat honey has a deep, dark brown colour, a strong, molasses-like earthy flavor and is high in mineral content and antioxidant compounds. The strong flavor of Buckwheat honey is perfect when you need a sweetener with some backbone to stand up to other bold flavors.
Uses in Cuisine:
This type of honey is excellent for cooking poultry, pork or beef and for making barbecue sauces. Also, it stands up well to strong cheeses. I think a combination of buckwheat honey, blue cheese, and pears or figs would be a treat fit for a king.
Buckwheat honey can also be an excellent sugar substitute in coffee and tea.
This honey is the key ingredient used to make gingerbread in some areas of France, where buckwheat plays an important cultural role.