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What Is Greek Honey?

Greece is well-known for its high-quality honey.
Beekeeping is common in Greece.
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  • Written By: Jodee Redmond
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 24 June 2014
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Greek honey is a high-quality product which is exported to different countries around the world. This country’s abundance of different types of flowers and sunny climate makes it a producer of honey products. Both single and multiple-flower varieties of honey are made in Greece. Each one has its own flavor. These products can be used for food items or to treat a number of health concerns.

Honey production in Greece is an important industry, and many people are employed in beekeeping activities. The country’s warm climate makes it a virtually ideal place for bees to do the work involved in collecting nectar from various flowers to make honey. Several thousand plants are native to Greece, with hundreds of them unique to this part of the world.

With the wide variety of flowers available in Greece, consumers interested in sampling honey produced there have multiple choices available to them. Thyme is one of the single plants used to make this product,. Other types of honey produced in Greece include honey made from orange, lime, lavender or oregano pollen. Bees also collect nectar from the honeydew to make honey.

Greek honey made from the honeydew plant is known for its slightly bitter taste and remarkable aroma. It is also noteworthy due to its relatively high level of proteins and minerals. This product also remains in a liquid form over a long time and does not form crystals quickly.

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Many people enjoy honey as a tasty treat. It is a popular food item which can be spread on bread, a cracker or a bagel and enjoyed for breakfast or a snack. Greek honey derived from orange flowers or other types of plants can be used for this purpose. Honey can also be used as a sweetener for cooking and baking.

All honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities. It can be used to treat skin irritations, as well as acne. The honey would be applied to the affected area before bed and cleaned off using a mild soap and water in the morning.

Women can use Greek honey as a natural remedy to treat a yeast infection. The honey would be applied to the irritated tissue and left in place for several hours. Since honey is a very sticky product, the woman will need to take a warm bath or a shower to remove it after treating the infection.

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