HONEY, SPREADS & SWEETENERS
Showing 1 to 12 of 28 total
Set Ascending Direction
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
Showing 1 to 12 of 28 total
Set Ascending Direction
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
 

HONEY & JAMS

HONEY & JAMS GREEK TYPICAL PRODUCTS

Greek honey is considered to be some of the finest honey in the world, if not the best in terms of quality. It carries more than 3,000 years of history and its presence has been largely documented; in Greece honey is called “Nectar of the Gods” or “Ambrosia” (meaning immortality).

In the Homer epic poems, the Iliad in particular, Homer narrates that ambrosia was the food of the gods conferring longevity or immortality upon whoever consumed it. Some scholars agree in identifying the ambrosia with pure honey, that may not confer immortality but has, as we well know nowadays, beneficial properties.

DISTINCTIVE ELEMENTS of the Greek honey

Greek mythology aside, there are some distinctive elements that undoubtedly distinguish the 100% Greek honey. Greece has more bee hives per acre than any other country in Europe, its honey production is so immense. The best variety produced is the Honey Thyme, which is considered among honey connoisseurs the best in the world thanks to the properties of the wild thyme plant, an evergreen herb that is found wild in dry and rocky mediterranean regions. The unlimited summer sun and the biodiversity of the Greek land, which has more than 7,500 different species of herbs, plants, wild flowers and trees, create the ideal climate for the production of multiple varieties of exceptional Greek honey.

TASTE AND WELLNESS: the history of honey in Greece

Since ancient times honey, has been used both as a food and a source of medicinal therapy. One of the legendary greats of Greece, Hippocrates the “Father of Medicine", wrote, "Honey and pollen cause warmth, clean sores and ulcers, soften hard ulcers of lips, heal carbuncles and running sores."

Nowadays, honey has expanded its range of use: for example it is an excellent ergogenic aid employed by athletes to prevent fatigue and boost their athletic performance. Numerous studies report how easy it is for the body to digest this pure, natural substance as the carbohydrates contained in honey can be easily converted into glucose by even the most sensitive stomachs.

Honey is an excellent source of antioxidants and several studies show that consuming foods rich in antioxidants can help keep cells young and improve the body immunity.

THE JAMS

As for the Greek honey, also the production of jams enjoys the favourable weather conditions and the biodiversity of the Greek land. The variety of fruit trees found in Greece is one of the largest in the world and when associated with the great creativity of the small Greek producers, who are constantly experimenting new combinations and inventing original recipes while maintaining the strong connection with tradition, the result is a tasteful explosion.

Greek jams are becoming an important food reality in Europe. Every year these 100% Greek products won international awards, including the prestigious, the “Oscars” of the of the food world, Great Taste Award, for the quality of raw materials, but also for the presentation and packaging.

Immerse yourself in this world of taste and experience the best of the Greek land!