The value of honey has been appreciated since ancient times. In Egypt, scrolls 3500 years old showed that honey was thought of as a therapeutic method. In the book of life of the ancient Indians, it was thought that life is prolonged when our daily diet includes milk and honey. Nectar made up the diet of the immortal Olympian gods. Zeus was raised on nectar made for the larva of a queen bee. Hippocrates recommended honey as a therapy for many ailments, as did Aristotle who believed that the digestion of honey prolonged life. The ancient Egyptians offered their gods honeycombs overflowing with honey as a valuable gift to show devotion and worship.

    Honey is a natural biological product that comes straight from nature and is not susceptible to any changes. It contains at least 180 substances or essences that are combined organically in such a manner that no one, throughout time, has been able to manufacture it in any other way than it has been for thousands of years.

    In Kefalonia, two types of honey are produced. The first is made from the nectar of flowers. Under this category comes Kefalonian honey made from the thyme plant. The second is honey made from the sap of trees. Under this category comes honey made from and firtree saplings.

    Thyme honey is aromatic, flavorful with a light golden color, and satiny. It is considered one of the best.

NUTRITION FACTS:Honey has antiseptic attributes. It is strengthening, it increases the heart rate for those who suffer from heart problems, and it decreases chances of ulcers and other stomach afflictions. It is also antibacterial and stops the growth of microorganisms. It can also be used as a disinfectant for small degree wounds and due to its iron content, should be consumed by those who suffer from anemia.

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