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Ikaria Greek Heather Honey (Anama honey) 250gr

250gram Jar

100% Pure and Natural Honey

 

Raw, Unheated, Unfiltered and Unpasteurized

 

From the ‘Healing Island’ of Ikaria, Greece

(3 customer reviews)

 16,50

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Honey produced in Ikaria, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, is considered to be one of the best and healthiest in the world due to the rare geographical and topographical attributes of the vastly untouched terrain.

Ikarian Heather Honey (known as anamatomelo or anama in Ikaria) is considered to be amongst the elite of Greek honeys and particularly favoured by discerning consumers. Collected from early October to late November it has a highly unpredictable production rate due to fluctuations in the climate. Greek heather is a shrub adorned with numerous flowers and from the nectar of these flowers, bees produce an Autumn heather honey which possesses an enticing aroma and a distinctive taste. Ikarian heather Honey is produced by bees living in their natural environment with beehives located amongst indigenous natural flora and fauna.

 

Heather honey has a very high nutritional value and is known to revitalise the body and therefore, it is beneficial for people with anaemia (including children) and for the elderly wishing to increase their vitality. Like all raw honeys it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, helping to keep the organs of the body healthy and can even aid in lowering ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Mildly sweet and with a caramel flavour, heather honey has a peanut butter-like consistency (that does not pour), an intense floral aroma with notes of beeswax, sassafras, burnt sugar, toffee, bourbon and toasty oak with a slight medicinal finish. It has red brass colour that turns into toffee after crystallization. Crystallization occurs very quickly, ranging from one to three months after collection – simply place the sealed jar in warm water to return the honey to a liquid state.

It is not recommended to cook with heather honey as the flavours are too intense. Rather like other Ikarian honeys, it is best consumed as it is or with foods like yoghurt, bread or cheese so that the subtle flavours of the honey are enhanced.

TASTE: Mildly sweet caramel flavour, peanut butter-like consistency.

 

AROMA: Intense floral aroma with notes of beeswax, sassafras, burnt sugar, toffee, bourbon and toasty oak with a slight medicinal finish.

 

COLOUR: Red brass colour that turns into toffee after crystallization.

COLLECTION TIME: Early October to late November.

HARVEST LOCATION: Ikaria Island

 

Health Benefits:

 

  • Revitalizes the body.
  • Beneficial for those suffering from anaemia – including children.
  • Recommended for the elderly to restore energy.
  • Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • May aid in helping to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.

 

Perfect for:

✓ Anyone wishing to restore vitality.

✓ Devouring on it’s own or with yoghurt, bread or cheese.

 

More to the Gourmet Story…

 

The honey produced by the bees in Ikaria, also known as the “ancient healing island”, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, is of a staggeringly high quality due to the unique geographical and topographical attributes found on the Island and is revered by the famously long-lived Ikarians who believe it has special healing properties and consume it daily.

American Network CBS News produced the following video correlating the consumption of Ikarian honey to the Ikarian people’s long lives.

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/ikarian-honey-the-nectar-of-longevity/

 

Ikaria is free from industrialization and because of its mountainous and undulating rocky terrain, conventional farming is not practiced. The island is therefore unaffected by chemical pollutants such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers that contaminate both air, land and water and so, bees are able to gather their pollen in a pristine, if not perfect, environment.

This exceptional honey, perhaps one of the best in the world, is 100% pure, natural, raw, unheated and unpasteurized and is no doubt part of the secret to the Ikarian people’s long life!

 

Awards and Features:

 

This honey is the real deal. You only have to taste it to KNOW.

 

Does this honey crystallize?

This honey naturally crystalizes one to three months after collection. This does not affect its quality and nutritional value.

 

How to de-crystallize:

Simply dip the (closed) jar in a container filled with warm water (not boiling) and leave for several minutes until the honey softens and returns back to a liquid state.

 

The best temperature for this honey:

Although honey can be exposed to higher temperatures for brief periods, the optimal temperature to keep honey and preserve its aroma, flavour and colour is at room temperature – ideally at ~15°C (~60°F).

 

Adding to hot beverages without losing the benefits:

Make your hot beverage first and add the honey once it has cooled down, when it’s warm but not boiling. Stirring with a spoon will help the honey to dissolve and the heat will not “kill” its beneficial enzymes and vitamins.

 

How to get the best out of this honey:

Honey is a living product and highly nutritious. Honey is best eaten raw, and never heated above 35-40°C (95-104°F). Higher temperatures will kill the beneficial enzymes and antioxidants that make honey so astonishingly powerful and healing.

Weight 0,650 kg
Net Weight

250g

Brand

Ikarian Honey – Antonis Karimalis

3 reviews for Ikaria Greek Heather Honey (Anama honey) 250gr

  1. Frances Ross (verified owner)

    This honey is fantastic – thick in texture and with a caramel flavor. I like to spread it on warm bread. Highly recommend this honey! I live in the United States and I received the honey in 3 days!

    • stelios ellinas

      dear Frances ,thank you so much for trusting our website for your purchases ! hope to see you back soon !

  2. Kim

    I received this as a gift and I love it it tastes great ! Highly recommended!

    • stelios ellinas

      thank you Kim !

  3. Kim LaRosa

    I received this as a gift and I love it it tastes great ! Highly recommended!

    • stelios ellinas

      thank you !!!!!

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