GREEK ORGANIC PINE HONEY
This type of honey is produced only in the Southeastern Mediterranean and of course in Greece. The 65% of the total honey production of Greece is Pine honey and it comes from an insect called “Marchalina hellinica” which is also known as “wooly pine aphid” or “pine worker”. Pine is the most important bee plant in Greece and the honey it produces is characterized by a distinctive aroma and a special, not very sweet flavor.
The organic Pine Honey is collected in the pine forests of Arcadia in Peloponnese and in Evia at an altitude ranging from 800m-1300m during Spring (April-May) and Autumn (September-October). The spring pine honey is lighter (as far as concerns its color), clearer and more aromatic than the honey that is produced in autumn. The pine honey crystallizes slowly enough because of its low content in glucose. Its great nutritional value is based on the various substances that compose it. The most important of them are the trace elements.
After harvesting, the honey is carefully filtered and packed directly into glass jars in our modern facilities. The whole process does not exceed one month from the time of harvest. It is then stored in a dark, dry place at low temperature ready to be released for consumption. The miraculous Greek nature offer an excellent product.
|General Information||Nutritional Information (per100g)|
|TYPE||Organic pine honey||ENERGY||332 Kcal|
|TASTE||A little sweet||FATS||0,00 g|
|AROMA||Strong aroma||Storage Conditions|
|CRYSTALLIZATION||>18 months||Keep in a cool, dry, dark and odorless place (< 15°C for long storage period). The pine honey crystallizes pretty hard. The crystallization of the honey is a natural process that depends only on its plant origin. It returns to its original state with moderate heat. (bain-marie)|