FINE HONEY IS PINE HONEY
The basis of pine honey is represented by honeydew, high content of sugar secretion by the insects (Marchalina Hellenica) that suck the sap and excrete the excess of sugar on surface of the tree trunk. The pine species on which Marchalina hellenica can be found are mainly the "Turkish Pine" (Pinus brutia). The insects hide in the cracks and under the scales of the bark of these trees, beneath a white cotton-like wax they secrete. This type of honey brings a unique taste from the pine forests meeting the Mediterranean coast at Turkey's Muğla region where 95% of world's pine honey is produced. The harvest is made between August and December.
Why Pine Honey?
Compared to polyflora honey, this type has a unique aroma, darker color and hardly crystallizes without any density loss or freezing. Thanks to these attributes, pine honey is a major additive in food sector with extensive usage. This honeydew is distinguished from other types of honey by containing more enzymes, amino acids and minerals for which it is preferred in child nutrition. Besides, pine honey has substantial amounts of hype and spores that are only found in the pine forests of Turkey. Compared to polyflora honey, honeydew has lower levels of glucose and fructose that does not hurt the throat with less sweeter taste.
In western parts of Anatolia, pine honey is the best possible antiseptic to treat all sorts of wounds as part of the healing heritage from ancient generations.
We are bringing the wellness of a unique flora to your table with this elegant taste from one of the finest locations of the world.
For this reason, Pine Honey is major export honey of Turkey with its incomparable features.