Greek Honey vs Manuka
A research conducted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, demonstrates the beneficial effect of Greek honeys in the human body. 48 different samples of different types of honey were collected from all over Greece: pine, orange, oak, fir, cotton, heather, chestnut, thyme and paliouri. In this collection, six samples from the much-advertised Manuka honey were added.
The survey analyzed their composition and all were found of unique nutritional value, while according to Professor Chrisoula Tananaki, they showed strong antioxidant action, as they can with incredible efficiency, to combat free radicals and the degeneration of cancer-causing cells. These antioxidant properties, give the body the opportunity to “overload” with defenses against all diseases.
Specifically it was proven that the honey with the highest antioxidant activity is produced by the oak honeydew. Next in line comes chestnut, fir, heather and pine honey. Intermediate values are presented in the followings by descending order: manuka, paliouri, thyme and cotton.
These are very important discoveries that remind us once again the priceless value of the Greek honey. Based on this research, we found out that in Greece honeys with very powerful antioxidant content are produced, such as oak, chestnut, fir, pine and heather. These dark honeydew honeys, often misunderstood in Greek market and abroad, are proved to be of higher quality than the advertised and inaccessible in price honeys like manuka!