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Spoon Moment Turkish Pine Honey: How It's Made

Turkse dennenhoning van Spoon Moment: Hoe wordt het gemaakt - Spoon Moment

Turkey is an important and major global producer and consumer of honey, which is not surprising given the country's extensive history with this much-loved nectar. In this blog you will learn about the different types of honey or what could literally be called "Turkish liquid gold".

Today, honey adorns almost every Turkish breakfast prepared in the country and is also used to treat many diseases. More than 100,000 tons of honey are produced in Turkey every year, much of which is consumed domestically.

Types of Honey in Turkey

The taste and properties of honey can vary greatly depending on the location of the honey and the plants from which it is made. Turkey has a wide variety of honey flavors that come from different regions and are used in different amounts.

There are different types of honey that are used in Turkey, such as: flower honey, pine honey, citrus honey, chestnut honey, sunflower honey, acacia honey and thyme honey.

The honey in our spoons are partly filled with pine honey.

How is pine honey made?

This type of honey accounts for 92 percent of the world's pine honey production and is widely available in Turkey, produced primarily in the southern Aegean and western Mediterranean regions of the country.
Three quarters of the pine tree produced in Turkey comes from Muğla province alone. Unlike floral honey, pine honey is actually made from nectar, a liquid secreted by a type of pine beetle.
Fun fact. Yes, if you haven't discovered it yet , the pine forest is produced by bees that use insect poop instead of flower nectar . Pine honey is known for being darker and less sweet than floral honey.

Lower glucose and fructose levels

It is also said to contain lower levels of glucose and fructose, but still contain most of the enzymes, amino acids and minerals of all types of honey.

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