Oak honey is harvested from the honeydew produced in the bark of the trunk of the ancient oak tree combined with the varieties of the wild Herbs of the forest. The beehives moved to the Virgin oak forest of Evritania Greece at harvesting this excellent quality of honey.
Health Benefits: Oak honey is characterized as honey of very high nutritional value. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, it contains large quantities of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and sodium. The enzymes it contains support metabolism and vital organ function. Beneficial for the digestive system.
WILD OAK HONEY / The secret of this Limited Reserve Honey lies in its production at the virgin mountains of Peloponnese, Greece. It is collected at an altitude of over 1200 meters, far from any urban areas, in a place unaltered since the time of ancient Greece. In order to collect this exquisite honey, our producers must hike for up to 9 hours into the mountains to reach their beehives. Because of the demanding production method, this variety of Wild Oak Honey is extremely rare.
Research from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki examined 48 different Greek honeys and the result was amazing!
A research conducted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, demonstrates the beneficial effect of Greek honeys in the human body. 48 different samples of different types of honey were collected from all over Greece: pine, orange, oak, fir, cotton, heather, chestnut, thyme and paliouri. In this collection, six samples from the much-advertised Manuka honey were added.
The survey analyzed their composition and all were found of unique nutritional value, while according to Professor Chrisoula Tananaki, they showed strong antioxidant action, as they can with incredible efficiency, to combat free radicals and the degeneration of cancer-causing cells. These antioxidant properties, give the body the opportunity to “overload” with defenses against all diseases.
Specifically it was proven that the honey with the highest antioxidant activity is produced by the oak honeydew. Next in line comes chestnut, fir, heather and pine honey. Intermediate values are presented in the followings by descending order: manuka, paliouri, thyme and cotton.
These are very important discoveries that remind us once again the priceless value of the Greek honey. Based on this research, we found out that in Greece honeys with very powerful antioxidant content are produced, such as oak, chestnut, fir, pine and heather. These dark honeydew honeys, often misunderstood in Greek market and abroad, are proved to be of higher quality than the advertised and inaccessible in price honeys like manuka!