Pine tree honey is one of the best types of Greek honey. Due to its low sugar content, the flavour of the pine tree honey has a mild sweetness. It has a dark colour. Its aroma reminds strongly of the aroma of pine trees. It has many nutritional, dietary and therapeutic benefits.
The nutritional and biological value of pine tree honey is owed to the large number of different substances coexisting in its composition. At the top of this list, there are minerals and trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper and more, in high contents in the Greek pine tree honey, and they give high nutritional value to the honey. It also has a high mineral salts content. It contains antioxidants which are readily bioavailable in the human body and which act against the free radicals causing cell degeneration. It also contains organic acids, proteins, amino acids, enzymes, sodium and potassium. It has less calories compared to the other types of honey and owing to its low glucose content, its crystallisation is slow, keeping it fluid for a long time.
Due to its low pH and its high hydrogen peroxide content, it treats effectively a wide range of pathogenic microorganisms. It helps with inflammation and helps the cough to subside. It is a mild laxative (it acts against constipation).