“Monk’s honey” they call it and how could it be differently since chestnut honey is collected primarily from beehives in the autonomous monastic polity of Mount Athos, among all Greek regions. It is famous for its intense and slightly bitter flavor. This honey is probably the richest one in trace elements such as potassium, magnesium etc and it is considered ideal for consumption among athletes. After all, for thousands of years chestnut was a primary source of nutrition in the mountainous areas of the Mediterranean where grains did not grow well.
At the same time, chestnut honey displays multidimensional beneficial attributes, since it can have styptic, disinfecting and healing properties, particularly effective in problems relating to the urinary and the digestive system. So, it’s almost as much medicine as a sweet delicacy. “Monoxilitis Mount Athos – Chestnut honey” is a prime example of such a product.