Nutritional Value per 100gr
Fat 0g – of which saturated 0g
Carbohydrates 84g – of which sugars 73g
Edible Fiber 0.1g
The heather honey comes from the heather plant (Erica manipuliflora). It is excellent for honey production as it contains some unique properties that have a beneficial effect on the human body. Reikomelo (depending on the season of its collection, autumn or spring) varies both in color and in taste.
Greek heather honey has won many awards internationally. In addition, in our country we find it in many areas, such as in Crete, the Peloponnese, Epirus and Central Macedonia. Areas that are justly proud of their high-quality raikomela.
Honey from the heather plant has the highest content of phenols, so it has a strong antioxidant effect and has the unique property of lowering cholesterol. Reiko honey has a high biological and nutritional value thanks to the high content of minerals, amino acids, enzymes and vitamins of the B complex. Especially in terms of proteins, heather honey excels in percentage (2%) compared to other honeys.
According to scientific research, reikomelo has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties with an emphasis on the urinary and digestive systems. While, its action as a slight depressant of the nervous system is remarkable, but when we consume it in larger quantities. In addition, it is also ideal for children with anemia.
TASTE: (Autumn heather). Its taste is bitter and really special. In addition, it has copper hues, an intense aroma with hints of caramel, sometimes reminiscent of earth and wood. (Spring heather), Its taste is sub-sweet, it has an amber color – often towards reddish – and a strong aroma with hints of fruit.
PRODUCTION REGIONS: Crete, Peloponnese, Epirus, K. Macedonia.