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    Why Greek honey is considered best in the world?

    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, 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, wild flowers and trees).

    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.

    Combine all these facts together and you can start to understand why Greek honey has a top position in the world market.

    Basic Types Of Greek Honey

    THYME: Thyme honey is the most revered Greek honey mainly because thyme-fed bees produce less honey, making it rarer and more expensive. Thyme honey is light in colour, with an intense herbal aroma, and tends to crystallise after about 6 to 18 months, depending on storage conditions and temperature. Produced in spring, when thyme flowers, the most famous types are from Crete and Kythera.

    PINE: About 65% of all Greek honey is pine honey. Its mahogany colour highlights its rich mineral content, which includes potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, and sodium. It does not crystallise easily. Pine honey has the highest percentage of antioxidants of all Greek honey.

    BLOSSOM: From wild flowers and orange blossoms, it has a delicious aroma that is more delicate than other honeys. It can crystallise more easily.

    HEATHER: Produced in early autumn, after the first rains, if it is warm enough for heather to blossom. Dark, reddish colour and very thick, almost solid, it has a spreadable texture. It tends to crystallise in about three months.

    CHESTNUT: Very different type, with a very faint, pleasant bitterness, it is one of the rarest Greek honeys.

    FIR:The only PDO Greek honey, from Vytina in the Peloponnese. It is considered one of the rarest and best and almost never crystallises.

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    Honey with Chios Mactic Theta

    Honey with Chios Mastic Theta 130g

    Experience the worldwide unique taste of the most exquisite quality Chios Mastic infused in our honey.
    £15.84 excluding shipping
    equates to £107.27 per 1 kg(s)
    Honey with Edible Rose Petals

    Honey with Edible Rose Petals 130g Red Theta Foods

    Lose yourself in a world of sensuality created by the intoxicating aroma, taste and texture of this natural wonder.
    £30.81 excluding shipping
    equates to £208.59 per 1 kg(s)
    Honey with Edible Rose Petals

    Honey with Edible Rose Petals 130g Theta Foods

    Its unique and exquisite flavor create a sensual luxury experience taking us to a journey to a whole new world of exquisite gastronomy and pleasing.
    £79.22 excluding shipping
    equates to £536.37 per 1 kg(s)
    Thyme Honey with Gold & Silver Flakes

    Cretan Thyme Honey with Gold & Silver Flakes 400g

    Mixing of edible gold with edible silver and pure thyme honey, create a quality product of wellness and longevity
    £27.51 excluding shipping
    equates to £60.53 per 1 kg(s)
    Organic Greek honey from Fir, one of the most rare and exclusive varieties in the world.

    Eulogia Premium Organic Honey From FIR (PDO)

    Unlike traditional honey, our Organic Fir Honey is created every three years from the honeydew left behind by aphids that extract and feed on the sap of the fir tree.
    £14.96 excluding shipping
    equates to £44.20 per 1 kg(s)
    Rose Honey Theat Foods

    Rose Honey 130g Theta Foods

    Treat your soul to an exploration of sensuality. An formidable elixir of life, this honey and roses is an indulgence that tempts and delights the senses.
    £21.92 excluding shipping
    equates to £148.39 per 1 kg(s)
    Arkoi Pine Honey with Chios Mastic Eulogia

    Arkoi Pine Honey with Chios Mastic 298g Eulogia

    Limited Edition Premium honey with Chios Mastic.(298g)
    £13.47 excluding shipping
    equates to £39.78 per 1 kg(s)
    Limited Reserve Wild Oak Honey

    Limited Reserve Wild Oak Honey 298g - Eulogia

    Collected in Greece’s central Peloponnese region, – to “licking nectar from trees”. The complex honey also boasts strong “woodland”, “oak” and “herbal” flavors and just a hint of “salted caramel”, which would make it ideal with blue cheese.
    £14.26 excluding shipping
    equates to £42.12 per 1 kg(s)
    Awarded Organic Heather Honey

    Organic Heather Honey 298g Eulogia Of Sparta

    Heather honey is included in the elite of Mediterranean honeys!
    £9.68 excluding shipping
    equates to £34.36 per 1 kg(s)
    Theta Limited Raw Thyme Honey

    Limited Raw Thyme Honey 330g

    Experience the most rare, limited, superb and exquisite raw monofloral thyme honey containing 76% of thyme pollen.
    £21.92 excluding shipping
    equates to £58.46 per 1 kg(s)
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