Legendary honey from the famous Blue Zone island of Ikaria. A pristine mountainous island in Greece whose residents enjoy greater longevity and better health than the rest of the world.
This very rare honey, perhaps the best in the world, is pure and raw, from hive to jar. It is a biologically active superfood that plays a significant role in the Ikarian diet.
Its special characteristics are a function of the unique environment in which the indigenous bees gather their pollen. A unique collection of mountain flora which contains many medcinal herbs.
It has a dark amber color and is thicker and richer than most honey with a unique delicious flavor.
Size : 250 grams
Ikarian honey: The secret ingredient to long life.
On this Greek island, where life expectancy is among the highest in the world, residents credit the local honey.
The honey produced by the bees on Ikaria, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, is of particularly high quality due to the unique geographical and topographical attributes found on the Island. Honey from the ancient healing Island of Ikaria is medium to dark brown from the special Ikarian mountain pines, medicinal herbs and other unique native island flora. It has a unique, rich flavor that sets it apart from other honeys. Ikaria is a mountainous island, located in the Eastern Aegean Sea, its rough terrain prevents conventional farming. Accordingly, Ikaria is characterized by wild beauty. Visitors to the Island find high mountains with clean mountain air, hot springs, beautiful beaches with clear water and simple friendly people. Ikarians, on average, outlive just about everyone else in the world. Honey from Ikaria contains anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is eaten often says Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones and The Secrets to Living a Long Life. The pollen and nectar collected by the bees is 100% pure and free from any chemicals or pesticides/herbicides normally found in commercial or private farming. The bees are not fed sugar solutions as is typical in commercial apiaries. In addition to the pristine natural setting, there is no industrialization or large commercial enterprise on the island which would normally produce pollutants that despoil both water, land and air. The honey gathering by the bees is undertaken in almost perfect conditions. Numerous wild bushes and native plants abound that contribute to the special quality inherent in the honey produced on Ikaria. Amongst these are Spring White Heather, Greek Strawberry Tree, Wild Lavender, Fall White Heather, Akoniza, Pine, Thyme and Wild Oregano which are natural and unspoiled ground covers that flourish amidst the landscape of the Island