Edible gold is an exciting nutritional element of high gastronomy.
With its rich and deep colour and at the same time its ability to not influence at all the aroma and flavour of our honey, enables us to turn a slice of bread or a dish into a work of art. Flower honey with gold impresses, adds glamour and beauty.
According to research, edible gold has antioxidant properties, eradicating drastically the free radicals from the human body.
Flower honey is collected at an altitude of 300m – 1300m in the region of South-Eastern Peloponnese. Many of these areas are included in the NATURA 2000 Network, which is a network of nature protection areas in the territory of the European Union. After harvest, the honey is carefully filtered and shortly packaged.
Bees collect nectar from the flowers of countless aromatic and medicinal plants of the area and produce aromatic flower honey. The nectar of the flowers collected by bees comes from the flowers of an extremely rich flora blooming under the beneficial Greek sun. Flower honey is light-coloured overall and crystallises easily. Crystallisation does not negate the beneficial properties of the flower honey (consumers use it as a criterion to “authenticate” the honey as flower honey). Flower honey gives energy and stamina, regulates bowel function and enhances liver function.
It is composed of many substances: fructose, glucose, organic acids, amino acids, vitamin B, minerals and trace elements, enzymes, polyphenols, carotenoids, natural fragrances and so on.
It has antiseptic and germicide properties owing to the hydrogen peroxide it contains, its acidity and its high sugar content.
It contains very small amounts of protein and hardly any salt, substances which are forbidden to people suffering from kidney diseases.
As a sweetening agent, it has many advantages over white sugar. The honey remains unspoilt for many years.