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Cretan Organic Heather Honey 15.5 oz

Cretan Organic Heather Honey 15.5 oz

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  • Therapeutic
  • Organic
  • Robust & Slightly Woody

Heather honey produced on the island of Crete in Greece, specifically from the nectar of heather (Calluna vulgaris) plants. This honey is highly regarded for its unique flavor and potential health benefits. A spoonful is never enough!

The "organic" indicates that the honey is produced according to organic farming practices. This means the bees collect nectar from plants that have not been treated with synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.

🌿 Why Choose Our Organic Heather Honey?

Our honey is sourced from the pristine heather-covered landscapes, where bees collect nectar from the vibrant blooms, creating a symphony of flavors that captivate the senses. Here's why our Organic Heather Honey stands out:

Rich and Distinctive Flavor: Immerse yourself in the rich, nuanced taste that sets our honey apart. The distinctive floral notes and deep, aromatic undertones make it a true delicacy.

Unmatched Quality: We take pride in adhering to the highest standards of organic farming, ensuring that our honey is free from additives, pesticides, and artificial substances. It's pure nature in a jar.

Better Than Manuka: Our Organic Heather Honey boasts a flavor profile that rivals even the most renowned Manuka honey. Experience the superior taste that discerning honey enthusiasts are raving about.

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

Honey from Crete is highly regarded for its quality and unique characteristics, making it a sought-after product. Here are some reasons why honey from Crete is considered to be exceptionally good:

Diverse Flora: The island of Crete has a rich and diverse range of plant species due to its varied geography and climate. This diversity results in a wide array of nectar sources for honeybees. The bees forage on wildflowers, herbs, and trees, which contribute to the complex flavor profile of Cretan honey.

Pure and Untouched Environment: Much of Crete's landscape remains untouched by modern agriculture and urban development. This pristine environment means that the honey produced in the region is less likely to be contaminated by pesticides or pollutants.

Traditional Beekeeping: Crete has a long history of beekeeping, and many beekeepers on the island use traditional and sustainable methods to harvest honey. These practices help maintain the integrity of the honey and preserve the natural environment.

Unique Varieties: Crete is known for producing several unique varieties of honey, each with distinct characteristics. For example, thyme honey from Crete is highly regarded for its intense flavor, while chestnut honey is prized for its rich, dark color and robust taste.

Health Benefits: Cretan honey is believed to have various health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants and has been used in traditional medicine for its potential healing properties. It is also a natural source of vitamins and minerals.

Local Expertise: Local beekeepers in Crete have a deep understanding of the island's flora, climate, and beekeeping techniques. This expertise contributes to the high quality of Cretan honey.

Honeycomb Inclusion: As mentioned earlier, some Cretan honey products include honeycomb within the jar. The honeycomb adds texture and an extra layer of flavor to the honey, making it even more special.

Unique Flavors: Cretan honey is known for its rich and complex flavors. The taste can vary depending on the season, the specific plants that the bees foraged, and the geographical location of the hives. This diversity in flavors is highly appealing to honey enthusiasts.

Local Traditions: Crete has a deep-rooted tradition of honey production, and this knowledge has been passed down through generations. This continuity in beekeeping practices ensures the maintenance of the quality and authenticity of Cretan honey.

Global Recognition: Cretan honey has received various awards and accolades for its quality. It is well-regarded not only in Greece but also internationally.

Nutrition Facts

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

Awards

  • Great Taste 2017
  • Great Taste 2019
  • Great Taste 2020
  • Certified Organic

Pairs Well With

Cretan Organic Heather Honey has a distinctive and robust flavor that can pair well with a variety of foods and ingredients. Here are some common pairings and serving suggestions:

Yogurt: Drizzling Cretan Heather Honey over plain or Greek yogurt is a classic and delicious combination. The honey's unique flavor adds sweetness and depth to the creamy yogurt.

Cheeses: Pair this honey with a cheese board featuring a selection of cheeses, such as blue cheese, goat cheese, or aged cheddar. The honey's complex flavors can complement the richness and saltiness of the cheese.

Toast or Bread: Spread Cretan Heather Honey on toasted bread or use it as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or French toast. It can be a delightful alternative to traditional syrups.

Tea: Stir a spoonful of heather honey into hot tea, especially herbal or black tea, to sweeten and add a unique flavor dimension.

Salad Dressings: Use heather honey as a natural sweetener in homemade salad dressings. It pairs well with vinaigrettes that contain ingredients like balsamic vinegar or Dijon mustard.

Meats: Consider using this honey as a glaze or marinade for grilled or roasted meats, such as chicken, pork, or lamb. Its depth of flavor can enhance savory dishes.

Desserts: Use Cretan Heather Honey as a drizzle over desserts like ice cream, panna cotta, or cheesecake for a distinctive and sweet finish.

Fruit: Use it as a dip for fresh fruit, particularly fruits like figs, apples, pears, and berries. The honey complements the natural sweetness of the fruits.

Nuts: Drizzle heather honey over a bowl of mixed nuts for a sweet and savory snack.

Baking: Incorporate this honey into baking recipes, such as honey cakes, muffins, or cookies, to add flavor and sweetness.

When pairing Cretan Heather Honey with foods, it's important to keep in mind that its robust flavor can be quite dominant, so use it in moderation to let its unique taste shine without overpowering the other ingredients. Additionally, the specific pairings you choose may depend on your personal taste preferences, so feel free to experiment and discover your favorite combinations.

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