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Greek honey the best in the world because it is produced from bees that feed on countless wild plants that are part of the Greek flora, which is the richest in Europe.

Greek honeys are richer in aromatic substances as compared to other honeys; they have less humidity, which means they are denser and richer. Greek honey is one of the most nutritional, natural foods, filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

What Are The Basic Types Of Greek Honey?

THYME : Thyme honey is the most revered Greek honey, but mainly because thyme-fed bees produce less honey, making it rarer and so more expensive.

Thyme honey is light in color, with an intense herbal aroma, and tends to crystallize after about 6 to 18 months, depending on storage conditions and temperature. Produced in spring, when thyme flowers. Most famous are from Crete and Kythera.

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A yellow surprise # 3

A yellow surprise # 3

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Did you know ?

  • Each sunflower is actually thousands of teeny flowers.
    The iconic yellow petals and fuzzy brown centers are actually individual flowers themselves. As many as 2,000 can make up the classic sunflower bloom.
  • You should harvest sunflowers in the morning, not the afternoon.
  • Sunflowers are native to the Americas and were domesticated around 1000 B.C.
  • There are about 70 species of sunflowers.
    Their genus name is Helianthus (which comes from the Greek words for “sun” and “flower”). While many varieties look bright and cheery, their shapes can be quite different. 
  • The French word for sunflower is “tournesol,” which means “turns with the sun.”
    In their bud phase, sunflowers will literally seek out and face the sun. This trait is called heliotropism.
  • The tallest sunflower on record was over 30 feet tall.
    Coming in at 30′ 1”, the bloom was grown in Germany by Hans-Peter Schiffer, who has held the record twice before.
  • Sunflowers have been planted to help soak up nuclear radiation.
    They’re not just pretty faces; sunflowers are actually good at absorbing toxins, too.  Millions were planted after the devastating tsunami destroyed reactors in the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
[Good Housekeeping]
Weekly Photo Challenge – Abstract #3

Weekly Photo Challenge – Abstract #3

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 “Abstract is from a Latin word meaning “pulled away, detached,” and the basic idea is of something detached from physical, or concrete, reality. It is frequently used of ideas, meaning that they don’t have a clear applicability to real life, and of art, meaning that it doesn’t pictorially represent reality.”

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:  “Abstract”
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