"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
In ancient times,was widely known as "Nectar of the Gods" and numerous written references, which accent its nutritional and therapeutic value, have also been found.
Indians and Egyptians used to offer their Gods honeycombs as a sign of loyalty and devotion. The same used to happen in Greece, where honey held a dominant place in the devotional rituals dedicated to the Gods, as a supreme act of propitiation.
The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, used honey products, such as "melikriton" and "oxymelo", in order to soothe pain and cure acute diseases. These practices are still applicable today, since it is now scientifically proven that honey has antimicrobial, antiseptic and antioxidant properties.
However, not all types of honey are the same. Even if it is considered to be one of the few raw foods that is difficult to distort, the majority of imported honeys are products of advanced processing that have been subjected to pollen removal, color changing and warm-up, for the sake of appearance and conservation of their fluid form.
Depending on the variety, origin, glucose concentration etc., honey can vary from light-colored and aromatic, to dark with a greater concentration of minerals. The crystallization of honey does not undermine its biological or nutritional value, since it is considered to be a natural phenomenon that has nothing to do with its chemical composition.
In any case, the internationally celebrated Greek honey stands out thanks to its indisputable quality. The favorable Mediterranean terrain and climate are the main factors that make Greek, pure honey an excellent super food with numerous beneficial properties. Enjoy!