Artisan Raw Greek Fir Honey (2019 Vintage) - 1kg
Thomas' Raw Greek Fir honey (2019 Vintage) is a rich and slightly sour fruity honey. This particular batch is dark, very thick and is less savoury than the regular Greek Fir. It starts with a sharp sourness which then brings out a distinct and sappy flavour with hints of stewed fruit and mineral molasses notes, which linger. The taste remains pleasantly on the palate for a good time
The particularity of this Fir honey is that the bees have been collecting the sap from near the base of the Fir tree, where it is richer in mineral salts. They only do this every 3 to 4 years. Normally they collect from higher up the tree, on the top branches, where the sap is richer in sugars. That's what makes this Red Fir honey so special.
Colour: When runny, the colour of this honey is nearly black, with a reddish tint when you hold it up to the light.
Where it comes from: The Greek Fir honey is harvested from altitudes of at least 1500 metres on a mountain close to Argithea in Greece.
More on honeydew honey: Fir tree honey is known as a honeydew, because it is from the sap and resin of the tree not from flower nectar. Honeydews are high in oligosaccharides, which are known for their prebiotic qualities- aiding digestion.
About the beekeeper: It was brought to us by Thomas, a young Greek beekeeper, who is planning to take over his family's hives, which are in secluded forest glades in and around mountains of central Greece. He has great enthusiasm for raw honey and natural hive products.
Please know that raw honey does crystalise and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more scientific explanation go to wikipedia.
About Us - Here at The Raw Honey Shop we take honey very seriously and we believe honey should be RAW, unpasteurised and 100% natural. Since 2008 we've been introducing our customers to a whole new world of pure all natural unpasteurised raw honey. With a product catalogue consisting of over 30 different raw and organic honeys we have a variety to suit all tastes.
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*Product photo is representative of this product. Honey colour and texture may vary depending on the season and level of crystalization. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.*
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