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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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    Premium Organic Greek Fir Honey 250g MELLIN

    Greek Honey from mountain Giona in the municipality of Delphi
    ¥1,599 excluding shipping
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    Chestnut Honey Luxury Gif Package me-LI - E-LA-WON

    Chestnut Honey Luxury Gift Package me-LI - E-LA-WON 280g

    It has a strong and intense taste, which has a duration and a light bitterness. It has the classic amber color and thick texture.
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    Divine Honey Pine with Chios Mastic & Thyme Luxury Gift Set 2 x 400g

    Divine Honey Pine with Chios Mastic & Thyme Luxury Gift Set 2 x 400g

    Thyme honey brought to you from Greek islands and Pine honey infused with the therapeutic Chios mastic.
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    Premium Greek Thyme Honey 250g

    Premium Organic Greek Thyme Honey 250g - MELLIN

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    Premium Thyme Blossom Honey 298g - Eulogia

    Thyme Blossom honey has its origin on a Greek island.
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    Forest Honey - NIRRA 250g

    This flavorous honeydew honey is collected from April to August from a wide variety of forest trees such as wild oaks, pine trees, firs, lindens, chestnut trees and wild herbs as well as from almost 1100 rare indigenous plant species.
    ¥1,847 excluding shipping
    equates to ¥915,671 per 1 kg(s)
    Pine Honey - NIRRA

    Pine Honey - NIRRA 250g

    Pamper all of your senses with this exceptional treasure that will carry you away to a route through the mountainous untouched forests of the Greek land.
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    equates to ¥915,671 per 1 kg(s)
    MELLIN Premium Greek Honey Fir with Thyme

    Premium Organic Greek Honey Fir with Thyme 250g MELLIN

    Greek Honey FIR with thyme from mountain Giona in the municipality of Delphi
    ¥2,665 excluding shipping
    equates to ¥1,321,270 per 1 kg(s)
    Thyme Honey Island Treasures Collection

    Thyme Honey Island Treasures Collection MamaGreek 250g

    Thyme honey from the island of Crete.
    ¥979 excluding shipping
    equates to ¥485,490 per 1 kg(s)
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    Pure Greek Honey with fresh honeycomb 400g Navarino Icons

    Continuing a 6,000 year old tradition in Geek apiculture, our luminous honey is harvested from colonies of bees that forage freely to collect nectar from the abundant flowers that blossom in the region around Messinia.
    ¥1,599 excluding shipping
    equates to ¥495,476 per 1 kg(s)
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