Fir honey belongs to the category of honeydew and is collected from granules & aphids that parasitize the Greek species of Fir and produce honey secretions exploitable by bees. The most important of these is the granular Phemicryphus which parasitizes the Kefalonian spruce which covers large areas in the mountainous areas south of Olympus, Evritania, Pertouli, Karpenisi in Taygetos, Arcadia (Mount Parnonas & Mount Athos). elsewhere.
It is collected in the virgin fir forests of Parnon in the Southeast of the prefecture of Arcadia at altitudes from 800-1300 meters, in early summer (June to July). It is of excellent quality, very viscous and never crystallizes due to the low percentage of glucose. It is rich in trace elements (potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron) and helps in the better assimilation of sugars by the human body.
TYPE Parnonas Fir Honey
COLOR Light Red
TASTE A little sweet
PERFUME Very light aroma
CRYSTALLIZATION It does not crystallize
AREA Mount Parnon Arcadia
PERIOD June – July
Serve with white cheeses.
Put it in Sage or Sage decoction with Mountain Tea.
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