Myth: Eating Local Honey Reduces Allergies

It is an everyday common misconception that eating locally found honey helps build immunity to allergies.  Many believe that because allergies are caused by pollen, then the pollen bees use in honey production should give some immunity to those who consume it on a regular basis.  Unfortunately, it is not that easy to steer clear from that springtime runny nose, itchy eyes and constant sneezing! The pollen found in honey is not the same type of pollen that humans have allergic reactions to (primarily those found in blossoming flowers).
Research and controlled studies have debunked this longtime theory and have shown no evidence that local honey relieves allergy symptoms.  The National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) published a study conducted by the University of Connecticut Clinical Research Center concluding that their study did not confirm that honey relieves the symptoms of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.  Click here for more information on the study.

Eulogia Honey is 100% Raw and NEVER Artificially Flavored
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is if our honey is infused or flavored with other ingredients to give it its distinct flavor.  The answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT.  Eulogia honey is a raw and natural honey, neither artificially flavored nor infused with other ingredients.
The way it works is like this: Our beehives are placed in specific locations with miles of nothing but abundant blossoming flowers.  Since most of our honey is monofloral, our beekeepers carefully place beehives in an area where the bees have access to only one type of flower.  The bees then travel freely about three miles on average from their hive and suck the surrounding flower nectar as their food and energy source.  The nectar they consume remains in their stomachs as they make their way back to the hive.  While in the bee’s stomach, this nectar mixes with bee proteins and enzymes, naturally producing honey which is then regurgitated into the beeswax comb.  Eulogia honey is carefully collected directly from the hive and packaged without being exposed to high heat, pasteurization or processing in order to preserve its natural abundance of vitamins and minerals.
Flavor and color variations in honey depend on the flora which the bees feed on as well as local climate.  This is why, for example, Eulogia Sage Blossom honey will not have the same taste, color or viscosity as a sage honey produced in California.   It is a known fact that honey absorbs moisture directly from the air and therefore the amount of water in a honey is dependent on relative humidity in the air.  Our honey has a thicker consistency than most honey due to Greece’s dry climate and minimal amount of humidity.

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