Pine honey: Greek, organic and irresistible
One of the best varieties of honey that you can choose is, without a doubt, organic pine honey. It is produced by bees that collect honeydew instead of flower nectar. More specifically, honeydew comes from the sugary secretions of parasitic insects and feeds on the sap of the tree (eg firs, pines, oaks, etc.).
These secretions are collected by bees and converted into honey with the help of various enzymes. It should be noted that honeydew is chemically different from the flower honey that consumers encounter in the supermarket. It is usually darker with a higher content of minerals, and has a stronger taste and special nutritional and therapeutic benefits.
The color of pine honey is almost red-brown while its characteristic is its spicy aroma. Its taste is recognized as woody while strongly reminiscent of caramel. It should be emphasized that this is a honey rich in minerals which does not crystallize quickly, since its natural glucose content is low. Simply put, this means that compared to flower honeys it does not need to be heated to be used.
It is a food rich in minerals and trace elements, since in Greek pine honey we find in large quantities calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, etc.
Also, according to research published in the Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, after comparing 18 varieties of honey, Greek organic pine honey had the strongest antibacterial properties among all tested honeys. In particular, their strong antibacterial activity against E. coli, S. marcescens, B sphaericus, S. epidermidis, and B subtilis has been demonstrated.
Still other studies have shown that honey helps to heal wounds, ulcers as well as upper respiratory problems in children such as whooping cough. In addition, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity has been investigated in recent years in patients with diabetes suffering from complications such as diabetic foot.
Why is this happening; Because honey is hygroscopic, it absorbs water from the environment and thus provides almost no water to the germs to grow. Also, due to its low pH, it is an acidic environment for most germs.
So trust your taste and health in the excellent quality Greek pine honey that we offer you and be sure that your choice will never make you bitter!