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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 a major and major global producer and consumer of honey, which is not surprising given the country's extensive history of this beloved nectar. In this blog you will learn more 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 is produced in Turkey each 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 is 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, mainly produced in the southern Aegean and western Mediterranean regions of the country.
Fun fact: Unlike flower honey, pine honey is produced by bees that collect honeydew from a scale insect species - Marchalina hellenica - that lives on the sap of certain pine trees.

Lower glucose and fructose levels

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

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