Agnant Greek Honey

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Honey is a natural treasure with incredible beneficial properties, known even since antiquity. They are the result of exclusively natural processes and are regarded as sweeteners. Pure honey, honey with all its beneficial properties, is the one that is offered to you exactly as it was produced by bees, without any human intervention. 

Greek honey is considered the best on a global scale due to the infinite summer sun, the biodiversity of the Greek countryside and the incredibly rich variety of Greek flora, which includes more than 850 endemic species (they do not grow anywhere else on the planet) and more than 7500 different species of herbs, plants, wild flowers and trees, which make it the country with the richest flora in the Mediterranean basin. So the Greek honey is richer in aromatic substances and nutrients and contains less moisture which means that it is dense and richer. It includes over 180 different substances, most of them nutritious. It benefits the organism in many fields. 

Strengthens the immune system

  • Contains minerals such as Calcium, chlorine, Sodium & Potassium where they contribute to the better functioning of cells 
  • It contains vitamins such as D, B1, C & A for the proper functioning of the body.
  • Contains enzymes that are a shield of confronting and fighting against free radicals 

It is an excellent natural source of energy

  • It contains sugars and carbohydrates that are immediately absorbed by the body. In difficult psychological or physical periods, a spoonful of honey in the morning helps a lot.

It is considered an elixir of beauty

  • Excellent food for our skin and has the property of absorbing and retaining water in its molecules. 
  • Contains antioxidants that fight free radicals 
  • The sugar molecules it contains, help the skin retain its moisture 
  • Conditioner for hair and mild form exfoliant for the body.

Takes care of wounds

  • It has antiseptic properties, antibacterial and healing properties, it actively contributes to the care of burns, abrasions and other wounds. 

Contributes to good gastrointestinal health

  • Its antiseptic properties treat bacteria and act healingly on mucous wounds.
  • Fights intestinal parasites 

Treatment of sore throat and cough

  • Antiseptic and emollient properties relieve sore throat and assist in treating cough .

It contributes to relaxation and better sleep.

  • It seems to boost melatonin (sleep hormone)
  • It appears to be linked to low levels of cortisol (stress hormone)

Contributes to the proper functioning of the heart

  • Regulates cholesterol levels 
  • It prevents the compression of the arteries and thus the development of heart diseases.
  • Fights bad breath

Types of honey

Types of honey

  • Chestnut forest honey – distinguished and strong honey with a strong and nice smell – relatively bitter 
  • Acacia Honey – particularly delicate aroma and fresh flavour
  • Oak honey – very dark honey with a strong flavour, not too sweet
  • Linden honey (tilium)- extremely popular honey, characteristic aroma and flavour 
  • Heather honey – aromatic, intense flavor, slightly bitter
  • Atbutus Honey – bitter-sweet flavour, crystallizes quickly, Good for diabetics 
  • Sage Honey – delicate and pleasant flavour 
  • Orange honey – particularly aromatic and tasty – crystallizes very quickly
  • Sunflower honey – very light-colored – crystallizes very quickly (that’s not bad)
  • Cotton honey – very light color, fast crystallization 
  • Thyme honey – high quality honey with a intense characteristic flavour 
  • Pine honey – viscous, not too sweet, distinct and typical taste and aroma
  • Blossom honey – quite sweet, distinct taste and aroma which deepened on the type of blossom and region

Find great recipes with honey here