Have you ever tried Aegean Pine Honey? It’s one of the rarest, most delicious sweeteners in the US!
Pine honey is a type of honeydew honey It is a sweet and spicy honey, with some woody notes, a resinous fragrance and dark amber color. It is a common breakfast dish in Turkey, where it is drizzled over yoghurt and eaten with bread.
Pine honey has a distinct appearance and is generally medium to dark amber, with greenish and brownish highlights. The variety has a thick consistency, being particularly dense, a trait which contributes to its popularity and distinctive look.
Most of the honeydew honeys boast stronger antioxidant properties than the floral varieties. The reason for this is because they contain high levels of flavonoids and phenolic compounds. Antioxidants are important because they are what help to protect against free radicals. (Source)
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, pine tree honey can be applied directly to the skin as a healing agent. It helps to speed up the healing process of wounds, burns and sunburn. Those who use it as a healing agent swear by its effectiveness.
Quick Facts about Pine Honey
1. Pine honey is produced by honey bees that collect honeydew (‘‘basura’’) from a scale insect species (‘‘Marchalina hellenica’’) which live on some certain pine tree species (‘‘Pinus brutia’’ and ‘‘Pinus pinea’’). (Source)
2. Pine honey contains more enzymes, amino acids and minerals than flower honey. (Source)
3. Pine honey has been found to contain dietary minerals such as potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and zinc. (Source)
4. Pine Honey is great for cooking and has an amazing shelf life, it can be stored for years without spoiling or freezing. (Source)