Greek Natural Ikarian Honey, 460gr glass jar
Also available in a four pack that includes free shipping (US Orders Only)
Ikaria's legendary honey, 100% pure, natural, unpasteurized and free of any chemicals or pesticides/herbicides. Thicker and darker than most honey, this unique honey is believed to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Honey from the "ancient healing Island" of Ikaria is medium to dark brown from the pine trees, herbs and other island flora. It has a unique, rich flavor that sets it apart from any other Greek honey. Ikaria is a mountainous island 99-square miles in size and located in the Eastern Aegean Sea near Turkey.
This is not just "Greek Honey" (typically blended) but a single origin production for gourmands that seek the benefits of non-blended honey! What is special about honey produced by bees in Ikaria, is its purity. Ikaria is primarily mountainous and lacks flat areas suitable for cultivation. As a result there are no agricultural fields and production to dillute the local vegetation or introduce pesticides/herbicides normally found in commercial farming. As a result, the indigenous bees of the Island feed off of plants, bushes, and trees that are free of industrial pollutants and their side effects. This product is also unpasteurized. The result is 100% pure natural honey.
Please note: each batch we receive has unique taste as it corresponds to the season the honey was collected. Unlike blended commercial honey, as seasonal flora changes, so does the flavor of this honey. Taste variations between productions should be expected.
This is a "Blue Zone" product!
In 2004, Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and hired the world's best longevity researchers to identify pockets around the world where people lived measurably better. Not only do people in these "Blue Zones" reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States, they live more actively, have significantly less dementia and disease and live more happy and content lives. Accoding to the author of Blue Zones and The Secrets to Living a Long Life Dan Buettner: "Honey from Ikaria contains anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is eaten often".