Pine and Honey? Why does it mix so well?
You may question where the combination of pine and honey comes from and why would you choose Pine Honey over any other honey in the market and here’s the truth!
Where does Pine Honey originate from?
Where does Pine Honey originate froAccounting for 65% of the total Greek honey production, Pine Honey is a type of forest honey made by the bees from the sweet secretions of the cotton (Marchalina hellenica) or pine worker insect. Harvested from remote forests, raw pine honey has a slighter darker colour with a stronger almost spicy taste. Pine honey is rich in its mineral content which offers additional benefits and has a lower glucose level (GI).
Why should I choose Pine Honey over other honey?
- Antibacterial Properties
A study was conducted in 2012 that concludes that with over 18 honey varieties (Both floral and forest honey), Greek Pine Honey is explained to have the strongest antibacterial properties among all of the tested honey, which is an excellent treatment for sore throats, burn cuts and any other bacterial infections. (The Journal of microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 2012)
- Lower Calories
With its wonderful flavour and the aromatic fragrance, as part of the rarer category of honeydew honey, Pine Honey generally has fewer calories than other pollen honey and a unique taste that is not too sweet which is loved by all kinds of honey lovers.
- Additional benefits
Scientific research has highlighted raw pine honey as one of the most important honeys. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, and because of its low pH and high hydrogen peroxide content, it actively treats a wide range of microorganisms. Traditionally, Pine Honey has been used to treat coughs, sore throats, ulcers and gout.