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Healing Source from the Magnificent Forests of the Black Sea: Chestnut Honey

As almost all of us know, the flora of the Black Sea is very productive. Thanks to its climate and soil characteristics, the Black Sea forests are as lush and wide as possible. The Black Sea region, where chestnut trees grow most, stands out with its chestnut forests. The chestnut tree, which has been growing in Anatolia for hundreds of years, has many different uses with its fruit, wood, honey and has developed the people of the region economically.

 Chestnut; It has very rich leaves in terms of minerals, unlike other trees, it is a tree that feeds itself and does not need fertilization. Chestnut tree grows late and bears fruit late. The fruiting period varies between 15-40 years from planting. It is a very valuable tree due to the difficulty in cultivation.

Chestnut honey is produced in a very short period of this valuable tree that only leaves flowering for 30-40 days. In June, chestnut trees bloom and worker bees begin to collect nectar from these bunches of pink and white chestnut flowers. The nectars turn into honey in the stomach of the worker bees and the healing chestnut honey begins to fill the hives as much as it is precious. Chestnut honey, which has a dark color, intense consistency and a distinctive acrid taste, is also known as bitter honey. Ibn-i Sina frequently mentioned bitter honey and its healing properties in his studies. Chestnut honey is one of the honey with the highest proline value.

Immediately after the hives placed in the Black Sea forests are filled with chestnut honey, beekeepers collect the honey and send it for analysis. After passing various tests and inspections, chestnut honey is delivered to you after being inspected and approved by the Ministry of Health and relevant official institutions.

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