SPARTAN PINE RAW HONEY – 280 gr
It is a honey from the nectar of pine trees blossom that grow on Taygetos mountain.
The rich flora, with hundreds of different plant species (many of them are unique in the world) results to the production of a valuable honey with unique flower aroma and light taste.
Meanwhile, the great flora variety provides an extremely wide variety of biologically active substances which act synergistically in flower honey and give it numerous beneficial properties. This honey helps consumers to improve the health of their body.
Pine honey is ideal for children as it contains all the necessary nutrients for a complete diet.
Since the January 2009, the beekeeping has been certified with ISO 22000: 2005 for the production and packaging of honey products.
Mythic Gaea Flower Honey owns Halal and Kosher Certifications
Sweetener for tea, herbal tea, beverages, milk.
Spread on bread, cakes, waffles, crackers.
Create homemade salad dressing in minutes by mixing equal parts of honey, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Honey is a unique sweetener with high biological and nutritional value. It is 100% natural, healthy food and has been proven by scientific research that has many components necessary for the human body. It contains mainly glucose and fructose, and tens of natural elements such as enzymes, amino acids, hydrogen peroxide, minerals, antioxidants, etc. The value of those elements is indisputable in the modern diet.
The Greek honey
Greek honey is superior because Greece is ranked as one of the richest biodiversity countries in the world. Plants & trees from different soils live together in the same areas, giving the collected honey special flavors and aromas.
The climatic conditions are very favorable for the development of beekeeping.
Terrain, constantly changing from lowland to mountain - hilly and island, is hardly found in other countries.
Greek beekeepers are high level experienced, since beekeeping is booming in Greece since ancient times and its secrets transmitted from generation to generation.
In ancient Greece, beekeeping was organized, which was intended to produce that product as one of the main foods. The honey’s beneficial properties were well known to the intellectuals of that time.
The father of medicine, Hippocrates recommended honey to all people, especially to patients.
The aroma and taste of honey is absolutely dependent on the flora and the climatic conditions of production’s place.
Flora of Taygetos (the Spartan mountain) has caused scientific herbal interest for several years. Mainly due to the fact that this mountain with limestone blocks forms the phytogeographical region with the largest number of endemic plants in Greece. Taygetos is indeed well known not only for its rich and rare flora, but also for the pharmaceutical value of many plant species.
In ancient Sparta, honey along with the “black broth” was one of the main foods of the Spartans soldiers.
Honey was so valuable, that a typical example of nutrition habits was the “honeymoon” period: One month before the end of the military training, young Spartans, withdrawn to Taygetos mountain and ate only honey. After they had completed the body training it was time to get their bodies in peak strength with the help of this valuable food.
Nutritional data (per 100g of product)
Calories : 304 Kcal
Calories from fat : 0 Kcal
Total Fat : 0 g
Cholesterol : 0 g
Sodium : 4 mg
Total Carbohydrate : 82 g – 27%
Sugars : 82 g
The beekeeper’s story
In 1980 Mr. Michael together with his wife Maria began timidly as amateurs owning 5 hives in the garden of their house in Akritochori Messinia.
The honey they produced was just enough for the needs of their family, for their three children (Christina, Antonia and the Charalambos). Michael and Mary decided after a few years, from amateurs to become professional beekeepers to share the great taste and nutritional value of the honey with all their fellow human beings.
So in 1983 the 5 cells had been 200 and were transferred from garden to the Taygetos mountain.
In 1984 actively joined the Athens market. The excellent quality of their products made them acquire new customers.
In 1994 Michael’ son Harry took over the business. He attended beekeeping training seminars and has now has the appropriate knowledge for the professional beekeeping, incorporating the art of his parents and their secret of success. Michael and Maria continue until today to produce honey and all its derivatives with a lot of desire and passion. They develop the business and take part in large honey festivals.They are currently enrolled in cooperative Kalamata beekeepers.