What is Mānuka Honey?
Mānuka Honey is produced when bees collect nectar from the flowers of New Zealand's native Mānuka bush.
Mānuka honey sets itself apart with unique naturally occurring compounds, methylglyoxal (MGO) is the most notable, it's a unique antibacterial compound exclusive to Mānuka honey.
We feel hugely privileged to share this taonga (treasured possession) which our bees and the New Zealand natural environment provide us.
Honey and Humans
Honey has long been savoured and revered for its flavour, energy and medical uses. Humans use of honey is traced to around 8000 years ago as shown in stone age paintings. Ancient Egyptians used honey extensively and it has been forund in hieroglyphic symbols as an ingredient in salves for wound care. Numerous other ancient civilisations recognised the benefits of honey in food and ancient medicine.
Today science looks deeper into traditions and we often find the proof is in the honey! In the 90's Dr Peter Molan discovered Mānuka Honeys unique properties and opened up a world of goodness that flows naturally from New Zealand's great outdoors.
Consuming natural wholefoods regularly is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellness, as the saying goes; food is the best medicine!
Mānuka Honey science definition
On export if the label says Mānuka honey then the honey inside has to pass the New Zealand Governments Mānuka Honey science definition. This is a 5 marker test which is used to confirm the floral source of the honey. If you buy Mānuka honey packed in NZ you know you're getting the real deal. New Zealand's food standards are some of the highest in the world and we take honey purity seriously. Furthermore as honey can not be imported into NZ there is no chance adulterated honey from another country can make its way into your jar.