Harvest: Late July to early August
Area: Lapatheia and Foloi Oak Forest (Peloponnese)

Oak honey

From the last week of June until the first week of July, our swarms are transported to the oak forest of a mountainous area between Mount Panachaikos and that of Helmos. Dense rows of oaks, wildflowers and ivy, compose images of unparalleled natural beauty (the lucky ones of the profession). There our bees collect honey secretions of aphids in the foliage, and later honey secretions from the unripe acorns.

The wood honey has a very dark color, almost black with a subtle taste of caramel and mint, of low sweetness.

Its aroma is rich and transports the consumer to the mountain forest of the Peloponnese from where it was collected. As honeydew honey it sugars very slowly, remaining viscous for quite a long time.

Rich in antioxidants and minerals such as potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and sodium is our absolute ally for the good health of our body. In addition, it has a high content of enzymes, proteins and vitamins that help in the metabolism and proper functioning of vital organs. AUTH research in 2015 after comparing 48 samples of honey from around the world showed that dark oak honey has the strongest antioxidant action even than the famous manuka honey. Antioxidants are very important for the proper functioning of our body by shielding our immune system.

It soothes the flu and disorders of the intestine and urinary system thanks to its antimicrobial, disinfectant and astringent properties. Its high content of nutrients has a positive effect on fatigue, positively affecting the strength of our body. Additional research has shown that it can help treat hemorrhoids. The soothing properties that help those who have problems with insomnia, a drink with hot water and a spoonful of honey are what you need to relax before bed.

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