- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
The ancient fruit, first cultivated around 4000 B.C. in Persia and known as "the fruit of kings," bursts with flavor, antioxidants and medicinal qualities.
But have you ever tasted the honey? Pomegranate honey?
That will be one of the featured honeys at the California Honey Tasting event hosted by the UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Sensory Building, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, 392 Old Davis Road.
Amina Harris, director of the Honey and Pollination Center, says the featured honeys you'll taste are “hard-to-find: almond, savory coriander, fruity pomegranate and our ever-changing Northern California wildflower.”
At the event, each honey will be paired with its produce: almonds, cilantro and pomegranate kernels. "The wildflower will be combined with a creamy cheese," she said.
Extension apiculturist Elina L. Niño will deliver a short address on the state of bees in California, and touch on the almond pollination season. California now grows a million acres of almonds; and each acre requires two colonies for pollination.
The Oct. 20th event is part of the World Of Honey Tasting Series. Cost is $30 for general admission; $25 for UC Davis affiliates; and $12.50 for students. For more information and to register, access https://registration.ucdavis.edu/Item/Details/254.