Greek Raw Honey

 

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.

 

A 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, antiviral and antifungal substances and has also been used for centuries as a treatment for sore throats and coughs, minor burns, cuts and other bacterial infections.

 

The honey from Greece is considered to be one 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.  

 

Greek honeys are richer in aromatic substances, compared to other honeys produced in other countries; they have less humidity, which means they are denser and richer.

Our Greek Raw Honey

Raw Thyme Honey

Greek thyme honey is widely known as to be the best in the world. It requires great skill and dedication by the beekeepers as making thyme honey is very hard work for the bees.

 

Our raw, unprocessed, unheated Greek honey comes from one of the most valuable Greek herbs, thyme. Thyme honey is unique not just because of its aroma and taste but high nutritional value, stimulant and antiseptic properties.

 

It has excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties, and it is still used, in Greece, as a poultice for wounds, to prevent infection. Also used to cover burns and scalds and for treatment of sore throats due to colds or flu.

 

Thyme Honey is becoming increasingly popular as a supplement to everyday health, thanks to its natural properties which it takes from the entire plant its made from.

 

Min. Net Weight: 260g

Raw Pine Honey

Pine honey accounts for almost 65% of the total honey production in Greece and is a type of forest honey made by bees collecting honeydew.

 

It is a darker honey with a stronger taste, a higher mineral content and encompasses particular nutritional and therapeutic benefits.

 

Min. Net Weight: 260g

Raw Fir Honey

The Greek Fir Honey is one of the rarest and unique products in all over the world.Its impressive pearl-amber color, the characteristic metallic highlights, and its extremely thick texture make it special. All the above characteristics combined with its natural property not to crystallize and it’s rich in trace elements composition, satisfy the most demanding consumers. Enjoy this distinctive type of honey that is generously offered to us by the Greek nature.

 

Fir honey has anti-inflammatory properties, it's antioxidant, immunostimulant, cleanser, helps in the cure of some bacterial, dermatological, degenerative, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. When used externally it is beneficial for wounds and anti-rheumatic diseases.

 

Min. Net Weight: 260g

Raw Arbutus / Strawberry Tree Honey

Strawberry tree honey or arbutus honey is a rare variety, which is only found in good quantities in three places in the world: Portugal, Sardinia and Greece and it’s one of the most potent testing varieties you can find. It contains homogentisic acid, which gives it its brown pigment as well as other unique properties.

 

The Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo), or cane apple, is a species of small tree that is the source of a particularly bitter honey known as strawberry tree honey, arbutus honey or miele di corbezzolo. What makes this variety of honey so popular is its unusual savor that combines sweetness and bitterness in a unique taste experience, but also its high antioxidant content. The variety owes its medicinal effects to its high antioxidant content, but also to its superior antibacterial and immunomodulating properties and good nutritional profile.

 

Arbutus honey has a unique taste that you either love, or don’t. The honey has a strong, pungent aroma and a mildly sweet taste at first, followed by a stronger, more persistent and overpowering bitterness, but with an unusual fineness to it. There is also a slight astringency to the honey in the end. The flavor profile is rich and includes rather strong malty, coffee grounds or cocoa beans notes, but also a sort of burnt aroma or leathery notes.

 

It’s not necessarily the most bitter honey, but its flavor profile is definitely strong, unexpected, different. Strawberry tree honey also has a dense consistency that gives it a certain creamy texture. 

 

Min. Net Weight: 260g

 

 

Raw Heather Honey

Heather honey is made from nectar collected from the tiny purple bell-shaped flower of the common heather plant (Calluna vulgaris).

 

One of the most pungent flavors of all Greek honeys. Heather honey is a darker, more fragrant flower honey with a lingering floral finish.

 

Heather honey is considered to be the most nutritious of all honey varieties, is rich in iron and protein, and has been prized since ancient times for its medicinal properties. In some cultures, honey is also considered a great medium to carry effectively the medicines into the body.

 

The Heather Honey (sousoura) is a product of great nutritional value and that is why it is extremely suitable for the stimulation of our organism. It has the distinctive full flavor of a bitter candy and it encloses all the intense earthy scents of the heather flowers. Its special red-bronze color is turned into a wonderful caramel color after its crystallization which is carried out too quickly (1-3 months after harvesting). The Heather Honey is among the elite of the Greek honeys and it is especially preferred by demanding consumers. Taste this unique honey and experience the Greek nature!

 

Min. Net Weight: 260g

Raw Oak Honey

Honey known as oak honey is honey produced by bees in mountain areas, where oak trees can be found, which produce molasses. This is a very aromatic, intense anb like malt. This honey with an essence from natural resins. Oak honey has a thick texture and has a colour dark amber.

 

Health Benefits: Oak honey is characterized as honey of very high nutritional value. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, it contains large quantities of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and sodium. The enzymes it contains support metabolism and vital organ function. Beneficial for the digestive system.

 

Min. Net Weight: 260g

Raw Orange Blossom Honey

Orange blossom honey comes primarily from flowers of the orange blossoms from orange trees, light golden colour with surprisingly sweet and a delicate flavor of citrus fruit.

 

Orange blossom honey tends to crystallize rapidly compared to other varieties. On average, orange blossom honey crystallizes within 1-3 months of production, which states of purity of the honey.

 

Min. Net Weight: 260g

 

Raw Wildflower Honey

Honey in general shares similar properties, but each nectar in its composition brings with it elements with a unique therapeutic action, characteristic of the plant of origin, making polyfloral honey a delicious and, sometimes, healthier option than monofloral varieties. 

 

Min. Net Weight: 260g