At first, we weren't sure whether this was honey produced by cactus flower-visiting bees, or a sweetener derived from cactus, like agave nectar. According to the package, "cactus honey has been well known to Apache Indian in the southwestern states of America"; under ingredients, the only thing listed is "organic honey." Well, as it turns out, cactus honey powder is actually a dried version of agave nectar.
We have been mixing the granulated sweetener into tea and sprinkling it on oatmeal. It imparts a flavor that's deeper and less sweet than regular sugar. We have yet to bake with cactus honey powder or substitute it for sugar in other dishes. Have you ever used it?
(Image: Emily Ho)