Manuka honey has been shown to stimulate tissue regeneration, accelerate wound healing and reduce pain. It also has a powerful antibacterial action with methylglyoxal (MGO), which helps combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Studies show it is effective in tackling harmful oral bacteria associated with plaque formation, gum inflammation and tooth decay. It also has natural antiviral properties that fight against flu strains.
Manuka honey has been used as a natural sweetener, healing salve and more for thousands of years. Modern research into New Zealand’s native tea tree bush (leptospermum scoparium) has found that certain properties of this unique honey are not present in other varieties of honey.
To be labeled as Manuka, the honey must come from New Zealand and carry the UMF stamp and trademark. It should also state whether it is monofloral or multifloral and have an MGO or UMF rating. The higher the MGO, the more beneficial compounds are present.
Our manuka honey blend is a delicious combination of multifloral Manuka and New Zealand bush honey. Triple churned, it is silky smooth with subtle toffee aromas and flavours. It is UMF certified and a great way to add some New Zealand goodness to your everyday routine.
Honey is a low-calorie, all natural sweetener that adds a golden texture to food. But it’s important to remember that even a tablespoon or two of honey is still a form of sugar. If eaten in excess, it can spike blood sugar levels and pack unnecessary caloric input.
Manuka honey is unique because it contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties that help maintain a healthy gut, skin and digestive system. It can also help reduce inflammation and promote oral health by inhibiting the growth of less favourable bacteria that cause dental plaque and gingivitis.
When selecting a manuka honey blend, look for the MGO label which indicates the minimum Methylglyoxal (MG) content of the honey. The MG rating correlates to the concentration of unique factors that are responsible for many of the health benefits associated with Manuka honey. You can also select products that are verified by the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) grading system which is a strict New Zealand-based certification for honey quality and authenticity.
Honey is a natural sweetener that has fewer calories than sugar. It’s an excellent low-calorie ingredient that can be used to add a delicious flavour to food and drink products.
Multifloral manuka honey, also known as multifloral New Zealand manuka honey, is made when bees forage for nectar from a variety of flowers. This may include the Manuka flower (Leptospermum scoparium) but it could also be from other plants.
New Zealand Manuka honey is known for its antibacterial properties, which can be used to help treat gastrointestinal illnesses including diarrhoea and clostridium difficile infections. It’s also been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria in cystic fibrosis patients. Manuka honey is also being investigated as an effective skin treatment for rosacea. However, more research is needed. Always consult with your doctor before consuming any honey, especially if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Manuka honey is not suitable for infants under the age of one. Ensure you check the label of any honey you buy to see whether it’s been independently tested for its methylglyoxal content.
A jar of manuka honey blend is a versatile addition to any pantry. It can be used to soothe a sore throat, boost immunity, and heal wounds. However, be sure to talk to your GP before introducing this natural superfood to your diet, especially if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, have diabetes or have any underlying health issues.
Look for a manuka honey labeled with the AMHA (Australian Manuka Honey Association) mark of authenticity stamp and the MGO rating. This rating directly correlates with the methylglyoxal content of the honey, which has been shown to have unique antibacterial properties.
Swirl a teaspoon of manuka honey in hot water and enjoy it as a soothing tea. You can also stir a spoonful into yoghurt with your choice of mix-ins to create a healthy snack that’ll make you crave more. Or try adding manuka honey to a facemask—this beauty ingredient has been found to promote healthy skin. Moreover, it helps to reduce the build-up of plaque and inhibits the growth of less-than-favourable oral bacteria like Porphyromonas gingivalis.