Honey of excellent quality made by Mount Athos monastic cell dwellers. This type of honey is one of the richest in antioxidants and has a high nutritional value. It stimulates the body and contains a large number of trace elements, such as potassium, magnesium, iron and others. It has a very special aroma and flavor and is one of the darkest types of honey.
Although Greece is very rich in oak forests, this type of honey is considered rare even here.
In Mount Athos peninsula, the main forest trees that offer us their flowers are the pine, the fir, the oak, the chestnut, as well as a mixture of other trees, and a variety of flowers. Through the ages, the bees have formed a harmonious partnership with the forest, providing us with an excellent honey. It is also noteworthy that the forests of Mount Athos are protected by the NATURA 2000 treaty.
Depending on the plant and origin, honey may have a different taste, color, aroma and proportion of ingredients it contains.
In general, we should know that honey: