Fir honey, like all Greek honey, is rich in polyphenols and phenolic acids, with significant antioxidant, antimicrobial & anti-inflammatory effects. Studies even show that it also regulates estrogenic activity. It has a low glucose content, with little effect on insulin levels in the blood serum, which offers advantages in glycemic control while at the same time it is rich in trace elements such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. The color of fir honey varies depending on the region of origin and is from dark or light red to black. It has a high density which makes it particularly thick. One of its most important properties, because it is honeydew honey, is that it crystallizes very slowly, thanks to its low glucose concentration, below 30%. The small concentration of sugars contributes to its mild sweetness.
Fir honey is characterized as honeydew honey since it is produced from the honeydew secretions of the fir tree. Essentially, they are the sugary secretions of coccoids or aphids (bees) that parasitize the needle-like leaves of the tree.
At Symbeeosis, we transport our hives to Cephalonia Island, and the mountains of Nafpaktia and Helikon of Boeotia in Central Greece, as well as in the mountainous Arcadia in the Peloponnese at an altitude of 1000 meters, where the fir grows. These are isolated areas, far away from any human intervention, thus ensuring the purity of our raw material.
A teaspoon of fir honey diluted with a little flower water can be used as a beauty mask – honey regulates skin moisture and improves its natural elasticity.
Greek Organic Fir Honey