The main ingredients of cretan honey are:
Water, natural sugars . organic acids , proteins , minerals , enzymes , vitamins and other nutrients ...
Some of the physical properties of honey is the viscosity which determines the flowability, hygroscopicity and crystallization .
Crystallization , known erroneously as " candies " are natural biological phenomenon of the natural raw honey , which does not cause any change in nutritional and biological properties of honey..
Τhecrystallized honey is not spoiled or adulterated . Thyme honey in 6-18 months will crystallize as it has not been heated.
The orange honey , and other flower honeys can crystallize at 1-4 months. If honey crystallizes ,is best smeared on bread.
The liquidation becomes a bain - marie ,in water temperature not exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in order not to lose its nutritional value..
The Honey of the beekeeper enters the jar raw, as extracted from the comb . He simply passed through a sieve , not heated. The raw honey , is stable and retains its nutritional value for too long without applying any maintenance method.
Just keep the container tightly closed, avoid direct exposure to sunlight and installation near heat sources .
As honey inhibits the growth of microbes , often used to relieve throat pain and for the cure of wounds , as a poultice .ΤHere are many other therapeutic applications for which there is abundant literature.
Indicatively, honey, plays an important role in metabolism and nutrition , to the the components of bones and cells. A beneficial effect on the heart and liver , regulates the stomach acidity . Tonic , helps faster recover of health and has antiseptic properties and antimicrobial activity..
The honey sugars are simple (glucose and fructose) and absorbed immediately , which is why honey is a quick source of energy for athletes, pregnant women , children, the sick and for any overworked body. Honey helps significantly in the quicker metabolism of alcohol so it absolves faster than the symptoms of intoxication.
It also has a high content of choline and helps those who because of sedentary lifestyles and diets suffer from constipation.
As mentioned in the book of life of the ancient Indians , life is prolonged when the daily diet is milk and honey.
The same believes Aristoteles