Chestnut honey known to be one of the best dark honey in the world, is produced mainly in the chestnut forests of Northern Greece.
Greek kouzina’s raw Chestnut honey comes from the East Halkidiki forests next to the Mount Athos peninsula. It is special and unique for its properties, with strong, pepper taste, peculiar smell, less sweet than your usual honey, with a slight bitter aftertaste.
Chestnut honey is rich ( and perhaps the richest of all ) in trace elements such as Potassium , Magnesium , Manganese and Barium, but in fructose and Tannins as well, due to the chestnut tree. Chestnut honey is a natural antiseptic honey.
This honey contains a large quantity of pollen grains which give it a very strong taste. This is one of its main advantages, because the strong presence of the pollen increases its nutritional value which helps in blood circulation and it is also a very good tonic.
Chestnut raw honey is the richest in antioxidants honey in the world. Is a high medicinal value honey, with natural antiseptic properties.
No other honey can even reach close to Chestnut raw honey, as for its health benefits!
Benefits of Chestnut Honey
Chestnut honey has styptic, disinfect and healing properties especially useful in the urinary and digestive systems , providing antimicrobial action to the intestine. It is recommended to everyone who is active, the elderly and people who have problems with Prostatis or Prostatitis.
There is almost no part in the world where honey is not widely used and celebrated as a part of the cultural diet. One can eat honey directly, put it on bread like a jam, mix it with juice or any drink instead of sugar, or mix it with warm water, lime juice, cinnamon and other herbs to make a medicine. It is savored by all due to its taste as well as health benefits, making it extremely useful and versatile.
Crystallization is a natural process that happens almost to any raw honey worldwide. The crystallized honey will not affect the quality of the honey.
When the raw honey crystallizes, simply put the jar of honey into warm water no more than 35 degrees C and wait for couple of hours to become thin liquid again.
If you prefer, you can use the honey as is, when crystallized.
Raw honey, as our Greek kouzina honey is, has all its nutritious ingredients and value.