HEATH HONEY

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HEATH HONEY

September and October are the months during which heath honey is harvested from the crimson blooming heath fields of Central Greece. It has a rich taste, a potent flavor, and, due to its high percentage of glucose, it crystallises very quickly, in about 2 months.

Health Claims

Heath honey has an especially high nutritional value and is rich in minerals, proteins, amino acids, enzymes and vitamins. Regarding minerals, it displays a high concentration of potassium, calcium and magnesium. Its protein content is about 2%, which is considerably high, compared to other types of honey. Moreover, it is rich in antioxidants, mainly phenols, which act protectively against free radicals, thus improving our health and preventing premature ageing.

Like all other types of honey, heath honey displays essential antimicrobial properties, thus contributing to the normal operation of the digestive and urinary systems. It soothes the symptoms of flu and throat soreness, while it is also an expectorant. Furthermore, it is known, since the ancient times, for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, especially for the urinary system. Lastly, it possesses calmative properties that help with reducing the symptoms of insomnia and exhaustion.

 

HEATH HONEY