Pine honey: Greek, organic and irresistible.

Organic pine honey is undoubtedly one of the best varieties of honey you can choose. It is produced by bees that collect honeydew instead of flower sap. Honeydew is a sugar-rich liquid, secreted by parasite insects that feed on the sap of trees (e.g. firs, pine trees, oak trees etc.).

Honeydew is collected by honeybees, which process it into honey with the aid of certain enzymes. It should be noted that honeydew is of different chemical composition than the wildflower honey which consumers can find in a supermarket. Its color is usually darker, it is of high inorganic salt content and is characterized of stronger flavor and special nutritional and healing properties.

Pine honey is an almost red-brown honey, with spicy aroma and woody note flavor which resembles that of caramel. It should be noted that it is rich in minerals and does not crystallize in a fast pace, as it is of a naturally low glucose content. This, with plain words, means that compared to wildflower honey, pine honey does not need to be heated before consumption.

Pine honey is also rich in minerals and trace elements, since it contains certain amounts of calcium, magnesium, zinc, ferrum, cuprum etc.

In addition, according to a research published in the “Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences”, following comparison of 18 varieties of honey, it was proven that Greek organic pine honey possessed the strongest antifungal properties among all the varieties of honey that were rated in the research. In particular, its highly antifungal effect was certified against E. coli, S. marcescens, B. sphaericus, S. epidermis and B. subtilis.

Moreover, further survey has indicated that honey aids in the healing of wounds, ulcers and problems of the upper respiratory tract in children, such as hacking coughs. Finally, scientists lately investigate its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effect in diabetic patients suffering from complications such as diabetic foot problems.

A reason why pine honey is the object of such researches is that honey is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs water from the environment, thus leaving almost no water for the microbes to develop. What is more, due to its lower pH, it constitutes an acidic environment for most germs.

Therefore, entrust your health and taste to the excellent quality pine honey that we offer and be assured that your choice will never… embitter you!