Chestnut honey is harvested by bees, which visit the chestnut plant (Castanea sativa), a tree widespread in the mountainous continents and islands of our country. Honey comes both from the flowers of the plant, which give rich nectar and valuable pollen, and from honeydew secretions of insects that infest the chestnut. The chestnut honey is of very small production and is collected mainly in the regions of Macedonia, Magnesia, Arcadia and Crete.
Chestnut honey is extremely aromatic with a characteristic odor. Its taste is also special, intense, and can be slightly bitter. It remains in liquid form without crystallizing, for about 2 years, because it has a high content of fructose and low glucose.
Its color can be from light brown to black or reddish, since it varies depending on the amount of honeydew and the various flowers it contains. It is an extremely nutritious honey as it contains a high concentration of pollen grains, minerals, trace elements (potassium, calcium, magnesium) vitamins, amino acids etc. .
Castor honey has been found to have significant antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, reducing digestive-gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux, speeding up blood circulation by acting as a very good tonic for the body, it can even reduce triglycerides.
It is recommended to consume honey daily, especially in the morning, so that we realize in practice all the benefits and healing properties it offers us.
NUTRITIONAL STATEMENT TABLE per 100g
Energy 1431kJ / 337kcal
Fat (Saturated) 0g (0g)
Carbohydrates (Sugars) 84g (67g)