Flower honey is produced from a wide variety of plants in the Greek countryside which produce flowers and are mainly insectophilic, so with their nectar they are able to attract bees. These flowers can come from wild herbs, native or cultivated plants.
Flower honey is harvested mainly in spring so there is a huge variety and quantity of flowers and it reaches until summer. In addition, there is a possibility that it contains a small amount of honeydew such as spring pine, koutsoupias and others.
Most often its color is light to amber. It has a sweet and fruity taste, while its aroma is intense and smells like a spring orchard. These characteristics are strongly varied due to the different species and the unique content of each flower. However, a common feature of all flower honeys is their bright color and soft but rich taste. Of course, in this category are produced pure flower honeys such as thyme, polycombi, heather, cotton, coumaro etc.
The sweet taste of flower honey makes it an ideal substitute for sugar in diet, cooking and confectionery. Its antibacterial and antioxidant substances make it a much better choice than sugar, while its fruity taste gives a fresh touch to any recipe. Due to its high sugar content, it is one of the honeys that crystallizes very quickly within 2 to 18 months.
Flower honey has tonic and beneficial properties for the body. The nectar of the flowers, from which it comes, is what determines the final properties of honey. Flower honey helps the proper functioning of the digestive system, has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties while giving energy and endurance. Ideal for children and athletes. Also, flower honey helps in the proper functioning of digestion and the liver.
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 1426kJ / 336kcal
Fat (Saturated) 0g (0g)
Carbohydrates (Sugars) 84g (68g)