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Cretan Carob Honey 15.5 oz

Cretan Carob Honey 15.5 oz

Regular price $40.00 USD
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  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Sweet, Earthy & Slightly Nutty Taste
  • Rare variety

Cretan Carob Honey, also known as "Carob Syrup" or "Carob Molasses," is a traditional and unique product from the island of Crete in Greece. It is made from the carob tree, scientifically known as Ceratonia siliqua, which is abundant in the Mediterranean region, including Crete.

It is highly aromatic, delicious and has a buttery rich texture. It is collected during the autumn season when the carob tree blossoms.

Product Details

Each recyclable glass jar contains 15.5 oz / 440 grams of honey.

As a natural product, pure honey may crystallize over time. To restore it to its liquid form, simply warm the jar in a bowl of warm water.

Do not feed honey to babies under one year of age.

Farm Information

Carob honey, a rare variety of honey collected from the region of Chania in Crete Island.
Beekeeping has deep roots in Crete's agricultural history. The island's mild climate, abundant flora, and diverse vegetation create an ideal environment for honey production. Beekeeping on Crete can be traced back to ancient times, and it has been an integral part of the island's culture.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts (per 100g)
Energy 1340 kj
Fat, of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 80g, of which sugars 70g
Protein 0g
Salt 0,005g

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Pairs Well With

Cretan honey, like many other types of honey, pairs well with a variety of foods and ingredients. Its natural sweetness and unique flavor can enhance both sweet and savory dishes. Here are some foods and ingredients that pair well with Cretan honey:

Greek Yogurt: Drizzling Cretan honey over a bowl of creamy Greek yogurt is a classic and delightful combination. The creamy yogurt complements the sweetness and floral notes of the honey.

Fresh Fruits: Fresh fruits such as figs, apples, pears, and berries are excellent when paired with Cretan honey. The honey adds a sweet and aromatic dimension to the fruits.

Cheeses: Cretan honey pairs wonderfully with a variety of cheeses, including feta, goat cheese, and Gouda. The contrast between the sweet honey and the salty or creamy cheese creates a harmonious balance of flavors.

Bread and Pastries: Spread Cretan honey on freshly baked bread, croissants, or pastries for a simple yet delightful breakfast or snack.

Nuts: Nuts like walnuts, almonds, and pistachios are great companions for honey. Combine them with honey in a snack mix or drizzle honey over a nut-studded dessert.

Roasted Meats: Cretan honey can be used as a glaze for roasted meats, particularly poultry and pork. It adds sweetness and a glossy finish to the dishes.

Herbs and Spices: Incorporating honey into savory dishes with herbs and spices can create a flavorful balance. For example, a honey and thyme glaze for roasted vegetables or honey-mustard sauces for chicken.

Tea and Coffee: Add a spoonful of Cretan honey to your tea or coffee as a natural sweetener and flavor enhancer. It can provide a unique twist to your daily hot beverages.

Salads: Use honey as a sweetener for salad dressings, particularly in vinaigrettes. A honey and balsamic vinegar dressing, for instance, can be a delicious addition to salads.

Desserts: Cretan honey can be a key ingredient in various desserts, including baklava, honey cakes, and honey-drizzled pastries. It can also be used in ice creams and sorbets to add sweetness and complexity.

Cereals and Oatmeal: Sweeten your morning cereal or oatmeal with a drizzle of Cretan honey. It provides a natural and flavorful alternative to refined sugars.

Marinades and Sauces: Honey can be used to create flavorful marinades and sauces for a wide range of dishes, from grilled chicken to stir-fries.

Cocktails and Beverages: Cretan honey can be incorporated into cocktails, such as honey-infused spirits or honey-based syrups for mixing with beverages like lemonade or iced tea.

When using Cretan honey, consider the variety and intensity of the honey to match it with the right foods and flavors. The versatility of honey makes it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen, whether you're looking to sweeten, balance, or enhance the flavors of your dishes.

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