Chestnut honey has a distinctive rich aromatic taste and a pleasantly bitter or "smoky” aftertaste. Perfect for anyone who likes their honey strong and viscous but less sweet.
Chestnut honey by Nature’s Blends is sourced from Sweet Chestnut trees (Castanea Sativa) that grow on the soft slopes of Mount Pelion (aka Pelium) in Thessaly, northern Greece. The stunning mountain ranges form a hook-like peninsula between the Aegean Sea and Pegasitic Gulf. Our raw honey is harvested from chestnut orchards dotting the lap of these fertile ranges.
The sweet chestnut tree or Castanea Sativa is a common sight in the northern hemisphere - but it was first brought over to Europe from Sardis (present-day Turkey) via Greece thousands of years ago
Chestnut trees belong to the same botanical family as beeches and oaks. They are resilient, nectar-producing trees with strongly scented flowers that attract a lot of honeybees. The tree blossoms during summer months (May-June) which is when most of the pollination occurs.
Raw chestnut honey by Nature’s Blends is a rich monoflower one seed honey, meaning the bees gather nectar only from sweet chestnut blooms. This gives our honey its unique flavour and nutrient profile.