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The Magic of Greek Honey!

Greece has a long-standing history of beekeeping, and it has more beehives per acre than any other country in Europe, so it’s no surprise that Greek honey is regarded as the best in the world.

Honey has been used as a traditional sweetener by Greeks since antiquity. Honey, along with olives and grapes, was the foundation of Greek gastronomy.

Greek honey is one of the most nutrient-dense natural foods, rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Honey contains antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties and has been used for centuries to treat sore throats and coughs, minor burns, cuts, and other bacterial infections.

According to studies, honey is one of the easiest foods to digest, has cancer-fighting properties (rich in phenolic compounds), and aids in the prevention of osteoporosis.

The Most Common Types of Greek Honey: 

Thyme

It is the most revered Greek honey because thyme-fed bees produce less honey, making it scarcer and more expensive. Thyme honey is light in color and has a strong herbal aroma. This Greek honey crystallizes after 6 to 18 months, based on temperature and storage conditions. The most popular types are from Crete and Kythera and are produced in the spring when thyme flowers.

Pine

Pine honey accounts for approximately 65 percent of all Greek honey. Its rich mineral content, which includes sodium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorous, is highlighted by its mahogany color. It isn’t easy to crystallize. Pine honey contains the most antioxidants of any Greek honey.

Blossom

Blossom honey has a delicious aroma that is more delicate than other honey because it is made from wildflowers and orange blossoms. It crystallizes more readily.

Heather

If the weather is warm enough for heather to bloom, it is produced in early autumn, after the first rains. It has a spreadable texture and a dark, reddish color. It is very thick, almost solid, and very thick. It crystallizes in about three months.

Chestnut

Chestnut honey is one of the rarest types of Greek honey, with a very faint, pleasant bitterness.

Fir

The only PDO Greek honey from the Peloponnese village of Vytina. This Greek honey is one of the rarest and best. It seldom crystallizes.

Greek Honey & Yoleni’s

Because of the endless summer sun, the biodiversity of the Greek countryside, and the wide variety of Greek flora, which includes over 850 species found nowhere else in the world, honey from Greece is considered some of the finest on a global scale. According to scientists and botanists, Greece has the richest flora in the Mediterranean basin (more than 7,500 different species of herbs, plants, wildflowers, and trees).

In comparison to other honey produced in other countries, Greek honey is richer in aromatic substances; it has less humidity, which means it is denser and richer.

When you think about these facts together, you can understand why Greek honey is at the top of the global market. Explore the selection of Honey that we have to offer at Yoleni’s today! Contact us with any questions or concerns you maa have we would be happy to assit you.

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