Buckwheat blossoms are an excellent source of nectar and blooming can continue well into the autumn.
Buckwheat honey's full-bodied flavor isn't for everyone, but once accustomed to it, some people fall in love with its lingering aftertaste. Its dark color and taste are reminiscent of molasses, and it's a favorite in Europe. Darker honey like this, is said to contain more antioxidants. Antioxidants provide a defense against free radicals, and are said to help fight heart disease, cancer, and other maladies. Recent studies have shown buckwheat honey to be more effective than over-the-counter cough syrup for treating a child’s cough. Buckwheat honey is also a great source of iron.