Symbeeosis organic honey can be functionally enriched with propolis extract to enhance its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, thus strengthening our body’s immune system.
Nowadays, including functional foods in our diet is becoming more and more popular. For Symbeeosis, functional foods are the best tool to combine our traditional knowledge about the benefits of a product with the latest advances in Nutritional Sciences, resulting in exceptional products in which all properties are exponentially increased. Moreover, all this process is carried out through processes that respect the environment, people and the planet. In this post, we are going to talk about one of our star products: our organic functional honey with propolis.
THE ORIGINS OF PROPOLIS
Let’s remember that the word “propolis” origin is Greek: “pro” means “defence” and “polis” means “city”. Let’s see why. Propolis is a substance created by bees from substances such as resins, mucilage and saps secreted and exuded by different trees and plants. The bee, mainly during the autumn months, sets out on its journey to capture these substances and returns directly to its hive, carrying them in a small basket on its hind legs and then, with the help of other worker bees, kneads and mixes them with other substances such as pollen, wax, essential oils and others from its own metabolism, resulting in the famous “propolis”.
Due to its bactericidal, disinfectant and antifungal properties, propolis serves to seal the hive and protect it from various external agents. It is also rich in B vitamins, provitamin A, amino acids, minerals and flavonoids. It is therefore a genuine natural antibiotic which, with proper production and medical application controls, can be of great importance. Our dry propolis extract is produced using a patented processing method, from which an extract with a constant polyphenolic composition is obtained: polyphenols are associated with the antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action of propolis, thus protecting and strengthening the human body.
If we add to our Organic honey, a “superfood” par excellence, these magnificent properties of propolis, through a process that guarantees the purity of both substances, we are creating a functional product of extraordinary qualities, especially in the cold months. Its anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, healing, immune system stimulating and respiratory tract protective properties, among many others, make it the ideal food for preventing and curing colds and protecting you from different viruses and infections.
Moreover, our hives are located in remote areas of mainland Greece and the islands, known for their rich biodiversity. We carry out ethical, responsible and regenerative beekeeping practices, thus guaranteeing organic honey and bee products from traditional Greek bee populations, free of pesticides and pollutants.
How to use it? It’s very easy, you can incorporate this functional superfood into your diet by using it to sweeten your favourite dessert, yoghurt or fruit recipes at breakfast, make a salad dressing for lunch or dinner, accompany your drinks, especially teas and infusions throughout the day, or simply take a spoonful or two throughout the day. One spoonful of Symbeeosis honey with propolis per day is enough to strengthen your immune system and corresponds to an intake of approximately 220 mg of propolis and its equal polyphenols.