Few things about honey
Honey is not just a sweetener like sugar, it is much more. It is a unique product of its kind, rich in nutrients, aroma and taste. The differences between flowering and coniferous trees are important. Flowers, for example, contain pollen remnants. Honey from coniferous trees is rich in metal salts. Honey from nectar is light-colored, lighter and crystallized, while honey is darker and less crystallized. There are also several differences between all honey in terms of their chemical composition. Thus, flower buds have a higher percentage of glucose and fructose (greater than 65%), while coniferous trees have a lower percentage (from 38-65%).
About 65% of the total honey production in Greece comes from pine trees. Pine is considered to be the most important bee-keeping plant in our country.
Taste: Because of the low sugar concentration, it is not too sweet.
Perfume: Particular. Some like it with the iodine scent.
Pomegranate is darker than thyme. Even that produced in the spring is lighter and clearer than the one produced in the autumn.
Crystallization: The pine-tree grows relatively slowly, since its natural glucose content is low. In particular, pure pine nuts remain fluid, that is without crystallization, for more than a year and a half.
Nutritional value: Pine nut is considered to be honey of high nutritional value and this is mainly due to the large number of different substances present in its composition. Among these substances are the minerals and trace elements (calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, etc.), which are in great concentrations in the Greek pine nuts.