Chestnut Forest Tree Honey
The best chestnut tree blossom raw honey in Greece is produced in the protected chestnut forests of Mount Athos, in the peninsula of Chalkidiki, an area protected from EU Treaty Natura 2000 (a network of natural protected areas in the territory of EU). It is a special and unique Raw Honey, with a strong, peppery taste, peculiar smell, less sweet than the other kinds of honey, and a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Raw chestnut tree blossom honey is rich (perhaps the richest of all) in trace elements such as Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, and Barium, but in fructose and tannins as well, due to the chestnut tree. This honey contains a large number of pollen grains which give it a very strong taste. This is one of its main advantages because the strong presence of the pollen increases its nutritional value. It causes perspiration, it helps blood circulation and it is also a very good “tonic".
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It was raw Greek honey collected near the cave Ideon Andron in Crete that nursed Zeus as an infant as well as honey and nectar given to Apollo’s own son to help him achieve immortality.
This Greek honey has remained unchanged and is still being produced by bees scattered all over Greece ranging from remote forests, wild mountainsides, and even entire uninhabited islands in the Aegean.
Home to more than 6,000 different plant species with roughly 750 being indigenous, the Greek floral landscape is as dramatic and diverse as its own mythology.
Greece has a long history of bee-keeping and there are more beehives per acre in Greece than any other country in Europe, so it comes as no surprise that Greek honey is considered the best in the world.
Wide biodiversity of flora combined with the Aegean summer sun is what helps produce this unique golden nectar.
Honey is the first traditional sweetener used by Greeks since antiquity. In fact, honey along with olives and grapes formed the beginnings of Greek gastronomy. Greek honey is one of the most nutritional, natural foods, filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Honey contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal substances and has also been used for centuries as a treatment for sore throats and coughs, minor burns, cuts, and other bacterial infections.
Studies show that honey is one of the easiest foods to digest and is known for its cancer-fighting properties (rich in phenolic compounds) and also aids in the prevention of osteoporosis.
The honey from Greece is considered to be some of the finest on a global scale due to the unlimited summer sun, the biodiversity of the Greek countryside plus the rich variety of Greek flora, which includes over 850 species found nowhere else in the world. Scientists and botanists consider Greece a country with the richest flora in the Mediterranean basin, (more than 7,500 different species of herbs, plants, wildflowers, and trees).
Greek varieties of honey are richer in aromatic substances, compared to other kinds of honey produced in other countries, have less humidity, and are consequently denser and richer.
Combine all these facts together and you can start to comprehend why Greek honey has been celebrated for its quality and established in the highest position in the world market.
100% Chestnut Tree Raw Honey
Ideal for every-day use, safeguarding and boosting your immune system, you can enjoy as a snack over bread, toast, flax-seed pancakes or even oats. Can drizzle over fresh fruit, gelato or nuts. You can also combine with your beverages and get all the anti-oxidant benefits from this superior product and a herbal tea of your choice. Whatever the choice, this will be an unforgettably robust flavor, of mild spiciness, herbs, and floral aromas.