Which is the best honey A question that bothers all consumers... But it's time to put things in their place and as a beekeeper I answer you:
All honeys produced by bees are good, they have approximately the same nutrients that benefit our health as their biological value lies both in the dietary value they have for the human body and in their antibacterial, mycostatic and antioxidant activity. They differ only in taste. Naturally, some people like pine honey and others like flower honey.
Which color of honey should I prefer ?
Light-colored honeys usually have a better aroma, while dark-colored honeys have a higher nutritional value, in terms of minerals (traces) such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, etc.
Does honey go bad when it crystallizes ?
The much misunderstood crystallization is a natural property of honey which is exclusively related to its composition. Honeys rich in natural glucose content (cotton honey, heather honey, orange honey) crystallize in 1-3 months. Honeys poor in natural glucose content do not crystallize or crystallize after years (fir, pine).
When a honey crystallizes IT DOESN'T BREAK. It can stay that way for years. Also, crystallization is in no way an indicator of adulteration or purity of honey. An adulterated honey may crystallize or remain liquid depending on the sugars it contains.
What should I look out for when buying honey ?
What you should always pay attention to is the label. The word should be written HONEY , that it is Greek, by whom it is packaged as well as whether it is a beekeeper producer or a merchant packer. The clue MIXTURE OF HONEY the EXCEPT EC means NON-GREEK HONEY.
My advice as a beekeeper is to choose your honey from beekeeper producers. Their honeys are of superior quality as they do not go through the processing and standardization process. In addition, we show a special preference for Greek honey as it is proven to have a higher nutritional value than the imported honey which as a rule consists of cheap and inferior honey which yields greater profits for the importers.
Trust him Greek beekeeper and branded Greek honey !