Thyme Honey – Katsadonis (500g)
Thyme is best cultivated in a hot, sunny location with well-drained soil. It is generally planted in the spring, and thereafter grows as a perennial. It can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or dividing rooted sections of the plant. It tolerates drought well. The plant can take deep freezes and is found growing wild on mountain highlands.
Net weight: 500g
Ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming. The ancient Greeks used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples, believing it was a source of courage.
The spread of thyme throughout Europe was thought to be due to the Romans. As they used it to purify their rooms and to “give an aromatic flavor to cheese and liqueurs”.
In the European Middle Ages, the herb was placed beneath pillows to aid sleep and ward off nightmares. Thyme was also used as incense and placed on coffins during funerals, as it was supposed to assure passage into the next life.
The name of the genus of fish Thymallus, originates from the faint smell of thyme that emanates from the flesh.
Excellent quality thyme honey produced in mountainous Nafpaktia (Galaxidi). The bees collect the nectar from the thyme flowers and produce a very aromatic, tasty and sweet honey.
The characteristics that make it unique are its many healing properties, its deep amber color, the scents of thyme and its amazing taste. It could be characterized as the top honey of Greek Nature!