The Fir Tree Honey from Mainalon (Vanilla) is considered to be the very best Greek honey. This is one of the treasures of the Greek Nature. The Vanilla Fir Tree Honey is definitely a product of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and it is exclusively collected from the bees that harvest the fir trees in the whereabouts of Mount Mainalon, in Arkadia; namely near Vytina and Alonistaina. This is one of the best and most expensive honey varieties. Its appearance is particularly distinguished: it is exceptionally thick.
Fir Tree Honey from Vytina, Arkadia stands out because of its cream-colored shades and that is why it is called “Fir Tree Vanilla”.
Melithi Fir Tree honey is collected in Mainalon.
Fir Tree honey produced in Mainalon, Arkadia, has a distinct appearance and, because of the mineral shades within its substance, it is particularly thick.
No intense aroma is detected. This particular honey stands out for its exceptionally good taste.
Nutritional Value and Beneficial Properties:
It behaves as an antiseptic for the respiratory system and acts as a mouth deodorant and a gastro-intestinal balance maker.
A really unique feature of this honey is the fact that because of its low glucose concentration (less than 30%) it never crystallizes, even after many years.
15gr of Fir Tree Honey give 51 Cal
Rich in trace elements (Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron etc). It includes vitamins in small quantities, but even this small amount of vitamins helps the human system absorb sugars in a healthier way.